Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

-John Quincy Adams

That one sentence sums up our last two years. With courage we boarded the wild ride — and persevered.

Closing out the books on 2011, spirit sends a progress report to our collective soul. Taking a bead on our global progression, they illuminate areas that need a bit of dusting and a reach-to-the-sky stretch or two. To that end, spirit has cherry-picked a few snippets they want to share. Enjoy the reading!

Like salmon who swim upstream, the last two years have been spent braving the waves, doggedly wading toward shore and our destiny. 

In 2010-11, we were not particularly attractive as we fish-flopped from one destination to the next, wild eyed and gulping for air, fighting with all our might against the current. Swimming in switchbacks, we struggled against the line and our bondage. Of course we had many moments where we walked in loveliness, but boy did we have times when we were a hot mess!

#spiritsays: Walking out of the sea and blinking saltwater, you catch your first glimpse of the promise of your new landwalking life. Every princess must leave the comfort of her salty scales but do not fear, you will not flounder.

We have learned much over the last two years, not the least of which is that we need a nap. Tired of the struggle and the constant glistening string of pearls on our upper lip, we have come to the conclusion that it is necessary for our wellbeing and our sanity to find an easier way. The good news is that time has come. This is not me blowing smoke. We have all experienced a willingness to let go of trying to do it ourselves. With a “please, I need help” shout to the rafters, we finally open to the full arsenal of assistance that has been rusting in our toolkit. Basically, we’ve come to our full senses.

#spiritsays: A little concerned that the training wheels come off in 2012? We will catch you if you teeter, but you have been pedaling by yourself for awhile now. Have confidence in your capabilities, we do.

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