Scratching the surface.

As I was responding to all of your beautiful comments, congratulations and sentiments about our two year anniversary, it struck me.

Our relationship, our bond and partnership? It’s just scratching the surface.

Like in all things in life, we are just at the beginning, truly, in the depths of our love and journey together.

In a way? That’s extremely humbling. And in another way? It gives me a sense of peace, gratitude, and excitement.

If these have been the best years of my life, what’s ahead? What else do we have to look forward to, to conquer together, to strengthen? So. SO much.

I think the same holds true for many areas of my life. This ‘scratching the surface’ mantra.

My barre n9ne journey, for example. Including teaching, and continuing my quest for mindful and intuitive eating. I declared peace with food, but it is an everyday quest (I won’t say battle, because it’s more about cognizance than anything for me at this point). And when I look back at the one year ‘there is no end game’ post and where I was mentally and physically? I feel like I’ve already come so much farther since then. And that was just a mere four months ago. 

And finally, my life, in general. It’s just scratching the surface. From continuing to focus on balance, priorities and UNplanning, to slowing down. The Lindsay challenge that I am going to try to abide by this month and, hopefully, onward.  To looking around and realizing that this life is one that is meant to be lived, not rushing through, not trying to get to ‘the good parts’ to not hoping for things that will come in time, when they’re meant to, to realizing that this life we only get one shot at.

Enjoy it. All of it. Because we’re just scratching the surface on what’s to come.

I hope this makes sense. It’s sort of what’s flowing in my brain at the moment. And what about you? What’s just scratching the surface in your life? When you really step back and think about it? You can find it in just about every area of your life, I am willing to guess. And that’s a good thing.





20 thoughts on “Scratching the surface.

    1. The peace quote is one of my favorites too, it really speaks to not necessarily peace in the way it’s traditionally known, but peace in calming the noise in our brain.

  1. I love the theme of this post sis — the concept of life truly being about scratching the surface, digging a little bit deeper, exploring boundaries, breaking limits, reaching for and catching dreams, and finding love, real love, that grows and evolves with time. This is what life is all about sis, I LOVE where you’re heading right now sis…right where you ought to be. ❤

  2. I love all the quotes too especially the idea of being calm in your heart. You’re right – there’s such an urge to rush through things – to rush to get to the good part but getting to that good part is all part of the process and what makes it worth the fight, right? I LOVE that you are just scratching the surface in so many areas of your life. You, Jess, Lindsay – so many people constantly remind me to slow down and live and I love that.

    1. Being calm in your heart – and head – are hard things to do but working towards them, I already feel better, and surprise, calmer. More centered. I am glad to remind you as I need to remind ME so often!!

  3. I mean you are just full of the most inspiring posts lately! This is beautiful, sweets.

    You’re so right, I mean even in my 10+ years of being together with my spouse we are constantly challenging each other and learning more about one another. you never stop to really think about it.

    The Cotter Challenge – I would love to know how you do. i don’t know how she does it, super woman:)

    1. Why thank you!! You are a great example of that – 10+ years in and STILL challenging each other, learning. That’s huge!! Cotter Challenge, I don’t know how she does it either! she’s awesome! as are YOU!

  4. This is a great concept. I feel like I’m just scratching the surface of many things in my life but one of the first to come to mind was career. I spent 11 years in a career that I didn’t like (graphic designer) and am finally moving towards something that I do like. While my current job isn’t perfect (don’t tell my boss!), I feel like I’m really learning what I like to do for work, if that makes sense.

    1. Exactly. Same with me and career and doing something I love, melded with a job I really like, has been huge for me. I love that you are learning what you like for work, that is huge!

  5. I absolutely love this! I swear, you always know exactly what to say to make me feel positive! This past year has been all about taking leaps for Tony and I. I am one of those people that really likes to have a plan and I hate worry. I’ve realized though that life is actually a big picture scenario and I really do look fondly to the future! I am so happy with where I’m at right now and I’d like to think that I’ve only scratched the surface of that! I’m so happy for you right now with where you are. I know there are great things for your future too!

    1. Oh I am so glad!! I love to hear this 🙂 I hate worrying too and love plans. M is sort of the opposite there too, rather not plan, just do, be, not stress. He is so easy with everything and it helps me, calm me and not over stress or overthink TOO much. I love that you love where you are right now too, makes such a difference!

  6. I love that you see this, that you have this.

    I love the quotes – both of them! the peace… I often call Jason “my soother” because I can feel calm and peace with him – even in the most turbulent times… we have been tested this year, and just last night we were talking about how strong we are from it. ❤

    1. Aww, I love this! Jason is your soother. That is so perfect. M is mine too. He is so good at keeping calm. Good thing, huh, given his line of work? 😉 You are growing by the day together, and strengthening even in times like now, of strife. Hang in there, thinking of you! always.

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