By: Rebecca Liston
If the past year has taught me one thing it has been this: Big wheels do indeed keep on turning.
An Event Planner who, within 48 hours, lost every contract she had lined up for the entire year, turned the Wheel, and began supporting her clients to host online events.
A Restaurant Owner who, faced with unprecedented losses, turned the Wheel and decided to retire.
A Friend who had been planning a “big fat Greek wedding” turned the Wheel and had a “scrawny Greek wedding” instead.
Plans were changed. Futures, once they arrived in the Present, were not at all what folks had imagined them to be.
That Big Wheel just kept on turning.
Babies were born.
Businesses were started.
Ingenuity took centre-stage.
And many of us found ourselves feeling more at Home than ever before.
Within our own Hallowed Halls here at Las Peregrinas, our entire Team felt that Big Ol’ Wheel a-turning.
Two of us moved house.
Two of us had babies – some furry, some human.
One of us embarked on a new College adventure.
And one of us – none other than our co-founder, Sarah Dew Whitsett — found herself heeding The Call and leaving Las Peregrinas, returning to serve her local Community in a deeper, more aligned way.
With each of these Turnings, there were a mix of emotions: The goodbyes to the past, the uncertainty about the future, the late-night wondering of “what have I done?!?”
But there was also excitement. Anticipation. Wondering aloud about what might come next. What adventure may await around that next bend.
While Sarah may have chosen to embark on a Path that now diverges from the one that Stella and I continue to walk together, that shared Journey that brought us Here informs every step that we each take forward.
And for that, I am deeply grateful.
I know, Dear Reader, that your life, too, has been full of Turnings of that Big Wheel. I know that there have been moments of fear and sadness, anger and worry, despair and disappointment.
I know you’ve had to say goodbye to people…and places…and Things That Might Have Been.
And I also know that you’ve done this Before. That on your Path, you’ve experienced more Turnings than perhaps even I can imagine.
And so it is that I know you also know that feeling of excitement that I speak of. That kernel of a giggle that resides deep within when you lace up your shoes and strap on your back pack, once more setting out into the Great Unknown.
It is this feeling that Stella and I are relishing in this moment. Both of us grateful for the Path that brought us Here. Each of us blessing Sarah as she heads out on her own Journey. And both of us giggling a little in anticipation of what is to come.
And so…to you, Sarah Dew, we tip our hats (and our champagne glasses).
We thank you for your shared vision in helping us to create Las Peregrinas, and for all of your efforts in helping us make our business what it is today.
Rollin’ down the river, I remain yours,
P.S. Give yourself the gift of watching Tina Turner perform Proud Mary LIVE here.
Rebecca Liston is cofounder and business intuitive at Las Peregrinas, a creative and consulting agency. She specializes in anchoring folks in a clear-eyed understanding of which path is theirs for the taking. She’s got one foot in the land of the subtle and unseen, and the other foot firmly planted in the land of ruthless pragmatism. Oh, and she swears like a sailor, which makes us love her more.
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