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My word of the year is partnership. And like any good wordsmith I had already crafted some expectations around what that word would reveal. I’ve been dating after all and with the innumerable coffee encounters, bar food consumed, bocce balls thrown, I thought I would be basking in some kind of idealized relationship by now, or at least headed in that direction; cue Lionel Richie “Easy Like Sunday Mornings.”

I’m actually surprised by the smallness of my original conception of partnership; leaning back into my old way of life, each date, and they have all been nice guys, felt like a stale version of a story I had already experienced. After lobster quesadillas on Thursday, complete with some lively conversation and the promise that I would consider ice fishing as a possible second outing in the future, it finally dawned on me that my life, even in this arena, had completely, inexorably and unfathomably changed.

And there was no going back.

Because here’s the thing, partnership as defined/represented/conceived and birthed by me in 2016 is a much grander, more gregarious, glimmeringly gracious construct. It’s a big family, whoppingly wide, replete with all of my most audacious, wild and inspiring intentions. And it’s passionate and “champion-making” and full of the kind of beautiful tender-heartedness that I have come to embrace as a hallmark of what it is to be me.

I am my own partner and my best partner is me; unstoppable, overflowing, and so ready for everything that I have yet to create.

Stay tuned: I’m sensing a big, big, livebig kind of big, week. And I would love for all of you to be my partners.


About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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  1. Linda R Neff says:

    Here’s to you being your best partner and looking forward to a big, big, livebig kind of big, week to partner with you! xoxo


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