To be more than you are, to do more than you are doing, to achieve higher standards and greater results are indefinitely inherent in each of us.

The word centers in its use today often defined by other intangible terms- mindfulness, gratitude, wholeness, groundedness, focus, flow, serenity, self-knowledge, and self-acceptance. The best definition, however, comes not from the heady realm of ideas, but from the hands-on world of craft.

Every potter knows how difficult it is to learn how to center clay on a wheel. It takes hours and hours and days and days of dedication and practice until your hands “know" the clay well enough to center it.

If you more ahead too early, your pot will be unsteady, fragile, and unattractive. But once you find the center, your pot- whatever your personal desire and design for it- will be balanced, secure, and beautiful.

Next week would be the full month of me moving to the States. I listed my daily schedule in my 2016-2017 planner notebook and decided to begin the long journey into myself– Do one thing every day that centers me– an inspiration in the morning.