Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Map of my Heart



In the ebb and flow of our everyday lives we walk and wander our own unique path. Some days it's a stroll; a slow but steady meandering, one foot in front of the other. Others we use our big tall legs to walk, taking confident and bold strides into the future following only the map of our heart.

For me, the last few days I have been asked to find the strength of my legs to walk boldly toward a place that is hazy in the distance. Although I cannot make out exactly what it looks like, I can feel that is somewhere I need to be. A place I have mused about for my future. I had no idea my future could come so quickly.

I spent my Saturday filming a segment for the Oprah show. A dear friend, my fairy godmother, my husband and kids and a bunch of strangers (who are no longer strangers) all with me in my home for one of the most surreal experiences of my life. The feeling might only be eclipsed by my flying out to Chicago for the shows taping on Tuesday.

I know, I know I must share the details. But right now my head is spinning and my knees are weak and I am using every bit of strength I have to keep walking, trusting, enjoying, soaring along my path and the opportunities that lie before me. It's all so very overwhelming-good overwhelming but overwhelming none the less.

The shot above is the Best way to describe what I am feeling right now. I captured it in our entry way only moments after everyone left our house and the dust began to settle.

Big huge grateful exhale.

Let's see what Best moment you caught this week. Something from the map of your heart I hope.

49 comments:

Isabel Kallman said...

How wonderful and exciting. A great big exhale indeed!

Phyllis Sommer said...

you're going to be on OPRAH!? this is too amazing. it's quite an experience to be there in person - enjoy it!!!!! can't wait to read that post:-)

my best shot is seven years of motherhood...hard to believe. almost as cool as oprah...

Joanna said...

OMG - That is the most exciting thing! I record Oprah on my DVR everyday....now I have something to watch out for. I cant wait to see your post on whats going on! How wonderful for you.

Here's my BSM.

Y said...

WAIT! How did you not tell me this on Thursday night. I must, no, seriously MUST know the details! Can not wait to read more.

Eeeee!

littlepurplecow said...

Wow! How exciting, Tracey. I'm sure you were fabulous. Can't wait to see you on screen.

Mandaroo said...

Oh my goodness Tracey, I'm so excited for you, and can't wait to hear all the details!!!

Megan said...

WOW tracey -- exciting indeed! what a thrill -- can't wait to see it.

Yucky BSM

Childlife said...

Oh, congratulations! What an exciting way to start of the week :)

I'll be watching for news of when you will be on -- and lovely shot and thoughts this week (as always) ;)

Here's Mine:

Fairies In My Garden

meredithwinn said...

Big huge grateful exhale. exactly! wow for life, eh? how very exciting!!

thanks for the love. and i'm turning your words over for a book title :) you're brilliant.

leaca said...

wow. how exciting. that is great. congrats.

Jaimee said...

WOW! Oprah?? I will be setting my TIVO!! So much fun!!!

My best shot is of my precious 6 month old!!

Christina said...

My goodness Tracey, yoour big tall legs are taking you such incredible places! It's amazing to watch your journey. I hope you will share more so we know when to be watching!

I too am mapping my heart today.

Vered - MomGrind said...

A segment for the Oprah show! Wow.I'm impressed. :)

My Best Shots are here:
This Is Why I Love California

Melissa D said...

Too cool!

I'm home on maternity leave, so I have time to play this week. :)

In His Hands

chaoticfamily said...

That's incredible - keep us all posted as to when we should watch! Good luck.

Here is mine and I am so sorry I still don't know how to add it properly.

http://chaoticfamilypictures.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

I'm not suprised by any of this Tracey. What's meant to be just is. Go forward proudly. I know I'M proud of you!

Golightly said...

Wow, Tracey, I'm excited to hear more about it and for you! Keep us updated. Awesome.

Here is my best shot, or the best thing I ever did, maybe.

HappyHourMom said...

My best shot is not a picture I took at all, it is however the best shot of my Sister. Tracey you are your best self... keep trusting!

http://happyhourmom.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-shuttter-sister.html

sweatpantsmom said...

So so proud of you Tracey! Good luck out there - I know you are going to be amazing!

Don't forget that lock of Oprah's hair for me, girl.

emily said...

That all sounds very exciting - I can't wait to hear more. Here is something that melts my heart everyday.

Jessica New said...

The Map of My Heart always leads me back to my sisters!

CONGRATS TRACEY!
This one's for you:

BSM: ONE TO WATCH

divrchk said...

Yikes! We need details! What an exciting time~

HipMomma said...

We knew you were cool before but this is way way cool. Can't wait to see it.

My Best Shot

Frozen Eights said...

Pretty crazy. That's not something you hear everyday. I hope I get to see it :)

Here's my bsm.

Jen Lee said...

Boo-yah! I love it--only wish I were celebrating with you in person! Too bad the show isn't filmed in NYC...

Brittany said...

Oprah?! That is so awesome! I can't wait to see it!!

My best shot wasn't planned...well, some of it was...but the other part Was not!

Dawn said...

Wow, that's awesome.

Here's my humble picture:
funny face

tracy said...

this is sooooo exciting!!! a wonderful stop in the road....
my own little pit stop is here!

Sassy said...

I cannot wait to see your Debut! How very exciting Tracey. Congratulations, and let those tall legs just keep on movin' in a very promising direction!!!

Wii-R Boxing!

Jen said...

Holy Cow. How can you tease us like that? Wow! I can't even imagine how you are feeling right now. I can't wait to hear the rest of the story.

Here's mine:
Reaching for the Sun

Colleen said...

Wow!

A "moment". That's definitely what I caught.

carrie said...

wow! WOW! I can't wait to see it and hear more about the experience...how incredible. as is the photo!

my best shot is of our happy reunion this past weekend - daddy is home.

Maggie said...

That is so exciting! I can't wait to see you on Oprah...WOW! And what a great shot to go with your big news!

My best shot is my own little bit of success...

Dawn said...

Go girl! That's great news and the pic of your daughter is stunning~

Looking forward to hearing or seeing more!

Have a great week~

:)

Anna said...

How wonderfully exciting. I wait for your details with much anticipation!

My choices of BSM are here.

PeetsMom said...

Sureal indeed! But this is YOUR LIFE TRACEY CLARK - so you get out there and love every moment of it!

XO
k

Ali said...

Totally thinking about you - can't wait to hear more.

ShariMacD said...

Ooooh, congratulations! Please, please keep us posted. I'm so happy for you!!! xoxo

Cara said...

How exciting, you must share the details when you can.

fivetonine said...

Wow! What an opportunity. And the perfect picture to embody it.
This week I have a tearful BSM.
Thanks for hosting! I love looking at everyone's (pic)picks.

fivetonine said...

Apologies! Evidently I didn't get the link to my BSM right before.

Gypsy Alex said...

oh my oh my! I'm so very proud of you! But of course I know how much you rock, sunshine! You so rock. Bug love to you! xxoxx

Gypsy Alex said...

I mean BIG love! But "bug love" sounds cute too ;)

melody is slurping life said...

Can hardly wait to know more! When will it air? Yay you!!

kimberly/tippy toes said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you were amazing! Go Tracey!

My best shot is one that I won't publish anywhere, but it is my daughter looking peaceful and blissed out all at once as she waits to blow out the six candles on her cake.

Mariah said...

Tracey - You deserve every moment of this...Congratulations!

Tartelette said...

How exciting is that! Wonderful!!

Bridge said...

wow! how wonderful!

kristin said...

holy wonderful i am bursting to know what is going on, congrats to you tracey how very exciting and thrilling.