Here we are in Woodinville, Washington at the beautiful Willows Lodge.
I waited 365 days for this, to relax and unwind and celebrate my promise of 2011.
It’s my holiday spa-la-la-la if you will.
The lodge is located within a stone’s throw to numerous wineries (Chateau St. Michelle, Columbia, etc) and comes complete with spa services and yummy restaurants (The Barking Frog, Herbfarm and Redhook Brewery), plus, to top it all off, our room is scrumptious.
The showers have digital hot temperature sets and the hotel is so pet-friendly they even offer a doggy turn-down service. (But we won’t tell Pup since we left him at home.)
My favorite, is the over-sized bathtub that looks into the bedroom with cozy fireplace. The tub is built at the perfect angle so you can watch TV while submerged in bubbles.
I tested it out.
I share all this only to prove one point — the importance of celebration.
I have a few celebrations lined up to reward myself for this past year of taking care of my head, heart, body and soul.
- A few days at this special spa with my honey, Justin, whose support was unwavering this past year.
- And then, of course, a personal-stylist-consulting-shopping-extravaganza with the one and only Holly Getty.
I promise to take you along for the ride.
But, tonight, I promised to share the rules for Year 2 of The Promise 365 (plus one leap year day of course, but who’s counting).
As I wrote yesterday, I am dedicating this year to LOVE. That’s right, that four-letter word that runs the world.
The reason I am doing this is much deeper than just some lovey-dovey idealistic notion. It’s actually pretty scary.
You see, over this past year I learned something simply profound: there are only two forces in this world:
One is love.
The other, fear.
And, it got me thinking. A lot.
What would it take for me to get over my fears? Is it just a matter of love? Could it really be that simple?
Well… this year we are going to find out.
So that’s it — over the next 365 days I have to face my fears. Believe me, I have some fears that are everything from friendly (large crowds) to fierce (spiders). It scares me to death, but I know it will be worth it.
Oh, yeah, and write every single day. As if that isn’t scary enough.
Until then, I hope you find some time to celebrate your past 365 days.
I will be over here floating from my facial.