Isn’t it beautiful how we get a chance to reinvent ourselves every 365 days? At Hotel La Semilla, we are always excited to shed our skin from last year and emerge as a better version of ourselves in anticipation for everything that lies ahead. For this reason, we find it helpful to set an intention or purpose for the upcoming year. In our opinion, part of the process is a proclamation of what you intend to do. Our goal for 2016 is to expand the vision we have for our hotel and the community we’ve developed. For this reason, we have started this blog as an outlet to share our dreams, ideas, and action with you all.
For those of you that do not know, the Spanish word Semilla, means seed. This word is one we hold near and dear to our hearts. To us, a seed is something that you nurture and love—something that blossoms right before your eyes into something more beautiful and extraordinary than you could have ever imagined. They represent the things you are most passionate about. Hotel La Semilla is the seed that we’ve nurtured for many years. Long before this small hotel was even an idea, we were preparing and driving ourselves onto a path that has ultimately led us here. We are living our dream and seeing our precious seed thriving—and for that, we are filled with gratitude everyday.
“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.”
– Thomas Merton
But as human beings, we have a few seeds to cultivate and the process of finding those seeds is an internal journey we must all face. A long time ago, when creating the personality of Hotel La Semilla, we went on this journey to discover our most core values and find a way to live lives that nurture these values. In this, we try to focus on community/family, nature, and self – these are our seeds and have become the pillars we live by. We wake up every day with the intention of giving thanks to our community, to nature, and to ourselves—what a gift it is to be alive. In the upcoming year, our aim is to share our seeds and inspire others into action. We hope you will continue on this journey with us.
We know that living a purposeful life is not always easy. Our daily lives do a wonderful job of setting us off course—and distractions are everywhere. However, we invite you to the first step in being more aware and present. We invite you to decide what your seeds are and write them down. What are the two or three things you find the most joy and peace doing or thinking about? During the year, we will be sharing the different ways that we nurture our seeds. We hope that you can cultivate your seeds along with us and share them with our community.
Never stop dreaming…
With Love and Gratitude,
Alexis and Angie