Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

I've had so many feels and so many thoughts but somehow when I sit down to write I just find myself at a loss for the right words. Since authenticity is important to me I decided not to force it. The other night I was scrolling Instagram and Melissa Hartwig (co-founder of Whole30) posted this. It hit me in a way I just couldn't believe and I thought "YES! THIS!".


Last year was FULL of questions and sometimes you just expect that when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st everything will be different. I set my intentions, I chose a word of the year (unstoppable), everything should just fall into place right?? Not so fast! Those questions were valid and they deserve reflection, they deserve answers. Right?

As Jack Johnson once said….

Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here?
And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?

It's not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving…

2017 had ALL the questions….

What am I doing?
Why I am here?
Am I happy?
Do I need to do this?
Why doesn't he love me?
Why do I care?
Do I love him?
Will this make me happy?
What IS happy?
Now what?
Where did I go next?
Is this "good enough"?
Am I doing my best?
Does everyone feel this way?

The answers came slowly - or sometimes not at all. Turns out not every question warrants a response.

Sometimes things just are and you either accept it and move on or you don't. A few years ago I had a bender where I watched the entire "Gilmore Girls" catalog over the course of 7 weeks (It was a tough winter, don't judge, lol). This quote was one of my favorites and has stuck with me when I get into a cycle of questioning things.

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So 2017 had all the questions and while 2018 will inevitably have it's own questions I feel confident that it will have more answers. Sometimes those answers will be more black and white:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Save your breath
  • Do it.

Some will likely be in that grayspace where the answer leads you to more questions....and that's OK. Embracing the year ahead means being prepared to move forward even without every question answered (something I struggle with historically!).

What kind of year are you having? One full of questions or answers?

Time Marches On

Time Marches On