Get Curious

Curiosity is the truth and the way of creative living.—Liz Gilbert

Greetings from DC. I’m back from two trips out West: one to the Northwest for a wedding and one to Taos for a writer’s retreat.

I’ve been back in the swing of things for a week now—teaching mindfulness class, seeing clients, walking the pups, taking personal and professional meetings, practicing yoga. It’s grounding to be back to routine despite the thrill of travel.

In a recent post I mentioned that I’d be away for the month to take time out to disconnect. Although I released podcasts, penned a few blog posts, and posted pics on Instagram, I found myself craving more and more space. While I’m not sure what this will look like, I’m getting curious about what’s bubbling up.

When I released HTC10 last December, I shared five lessons I’d learned since writing Hip Tranquil Chick and wrote in the Conclusion:

“Over the next decade I picture myself reading more books, writing more books, sipping more tea, taking more baths, and hitting the pause button on a regular basis. I plan to work to shift our non-profit’s mission to animals and complete the University of Tennessee Veterinary Social Work Certificate program. I hope to return to Paris multiple times and host inspiring retreats around the globe. I intend to simplify my businesses: clothing line, yoga studio, and Tranquility du Jour offerings. And how all of this will unfold? Now that I don’t know yet. Although no five-year plan is in place, I do have an inkling of how I want to feel.”

So, basically, I’m curious. I’m asking myself questions. I’m noticing how I feel. I’m observing what wants attention.

While I let this unfold, I may continue to take time out as I did the past month. I’m still here, still sharing, still loving this community and, also, getting curious about what’s percolating within. Bisous. x

4 comments

  1. Beth Howard says:

    For as accomplished and ambitious as you are, “tired” is how you must feel! Seriously, you are one impressive, high-achieving woman. I would say a little “reflective time” sounds like a good thing for you. Let all that you have achieved percolate. Let the answers find you. I know you are going to continue to make valuable and meaningful contributions to this world. I–along with many others–will be here cheering you on.

    • Kimberly Wilson says:

      Thank you, Beth. I so appreciate your kind words. It was such a delight to meet you in Taos. And, yes, reflective time to percolate sounds perfect. Sending love your way! x

  2. Kristi says:

    I feel like I reinvent some portion of myself from time to time. It’s great to reflect on “things” and gain deeper perspective. I also find hitting the pause button to be a lifesaver. My problem is trying to figure out how to hit the pause button when your partner isn’t in need of it? You are a true creative Kimberly – I’m excited to see what “bubbles up” for you!

    • Kimberly Wilson says:

      Kristi, yes, hitting the pause button is a helpful tool and I love that you reinvent yourself from time to time. We’re always changing and growing, so it’s important to let our inner self keep up with the transformation. Yes, it can be hard to go alone if your partner doesn’t need the pause button, but definitely doable if communication stays open to the process. Thank you for your kind words! x

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