This year more than any before requires an attitude of gratitude from yours truly. I always imagined my twenty-fifth year to be a big one and it did not disappoint. This was of course the year that I married my darling husband. A man and friend I am grateful for every single day.
After the wedding we traveled on our honeymoon to one of the most gorgeous areas of the entire world, the central California coast. Everything was fabulous: the food, the scenery, the pace, the wild life, the beaches, the sunsets, our cabin!!!! Many, many, many fond memories.
Family has always been important in my world and I'm so grateful we got to spend time with ours not only at the wedding (THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR BEING HERE)but also through visits to the South and trips to come see us in the Northwest. Our move has been difficult on all our family but especially on our parents. Thank you for understanding and for sacrificing so that we can live where we feel the best. I'm so grateful. I'm also very proud of every one of my siblings this year. It's such a treat to watch them all find their ways and grow into their-selves. I'm grateful for all my sister's continual health and perseverance and for all my brother's risks. Med school, Hawaii, THE FIRST LGBT FRIENDLY BAR IN SAN MARCOS!, the start of a small business, and the courage to carve out their ways, I have brothers that stand by my sisters and for that I couldn't be more grateful.
My family grew and grew this year!
Seeing my big sister three times this year was such a blessing!
This year I have been feeling very introverted as I transition from wedding industry, Pitta, fast moving, driven, boss lady Whitney to the healer/teacher that I hope to become. I've had to claim my quiet time and I apologize to all my dear ones I have been out of touch with. To my friends and family: You are the ever present force on my shoulder, sending me forward in my path, I hope you all can feel the energy, intention and love I send you during my yoga, and my reiki within this hibernation time.
To the pioneers and trailblazers that teach me to go my own way, I salute you. I salute the many strong and gifted teachers I've acquired and learned from this year. To my family in the Northwest that keep me going, that encourage me, listen patiently, feed me chocolate and feed my soul, I am endlessly grateful.
Lastly to the circle of women in my life: Your joy is the light that can heal the world.
Breathe, design, heal.
Whitney R. White stays inspired by her love of historical spaces, nature, beeswax candles, hand-made objects, comedy, coffee and visual storytelling. She is a connector, brand ambassador, reiki practitioner, inspiration sparker, and new mamma! She lives with her husband and son in the San Juan Islands. She used to teach floral design classes, yoga, and one day she'll dabble in clay.