It’s the year of the Goat and one of the things this year is meant to remind us of is that we should be kicking up our heels.  You know how kids (kids-baby goats) see something and decide it needs to be climbed on, sat on, moved or played with in all kinds of ways?  We think of that as imaginative when actually it’s free from the “shoulds” and the “have to’s” that we adults think of as mature and logical and common sense.  We learn what something is meant to do or supposed to be for and we lose the freedom to have it be whatever we might imagine.  Well, unless you are into parkour which asks you to ignore what a structure is actually for and use it to help you get from here to there in as straight a line as possible.  🙂

This year is gently and not so gently prompting us to let go of the “shoulds” of our lives and the “supposed to’s” and definitely the “that’s just the way it is” of things and be free.  Goats love climbing on things and playing.  They stand on things just to see what the world looks like from here and then are onto the next thing.  They see the climb as just part of the fun and they don’t take on challenges that aren’t fun or worth it in the end.  Life is short and there is plenty of fun to be had.  So perhaps its time to do a review of all the burdens we’ve been carrying.  It’s hard to kick up your heels if your weighted down with baggage.  If you’re carrying the freight for others, stuck in structures that don’t serve you, struggling to fit into someone else’s expectations for you, time to skip, hop, and clatter out from under and start frolicking.