I have an entire series of posts (well, 2 or 3) in mind about my upcoming (and very literal) sea change. But… they’re not written yet and I’m struggling to find the time and headspace to get them on paper/screen amidst the mad packing and moving that is currently keeping me occupied.
Today’s post however, touches a little on the theme and was – once again – inspired by Jules at Big Girl Bombshell. And my niece, the lovely Miss Em.
For those who don’t know Jules… she’s a fan of the Wizard of Oz and some of her Oz related-insights will also feature in upcoming posts, however her latest piece, Somewhere Over the Binge, talks about us setting out on our journey along the yellow brick road.
The post was very timely… as not only am I about to embark on my own journey BUT a fortnight ago I watched my very lovely niece dance the role of the Lion in our city’s youth ballet production. Miss Em is a delightful dancer (and hopes to make it her career) but even more than that, she is a good actor. She has the gift of being able to portray so much through her face, emotions and body language.
I must confess to (ahem) being a tad rusty on the specifics of the plot and the lesson it leaves with us: That we already have everything we need.
The Scarecrow is smarter than he/she realised; the Tin Man has a heart of gold; the Lion already courageous; and Dorothy has what she needs to be where she wants.
And my lesson….?
I’m embarking on a new journey (I sound like a Reality TV show contestant!), searching for contentment, fulfillment and a more authentic existence (okay, so now I just sound wanky!). However, like Dorothy and her posse, I will hopefully realise that I already have everything I need to be happy; and once I’m in the Emerald City I just need to make the most of the world lying at my own feet.
Are you searching for the Wizard, or do you already have your: brain, courage, heart or happiness?