Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 19, 2011

Happy New Year! This year is going to be amazing … each and every moment of it. Recently, many people I know have been saying I should start a blog. The thought of it was a bit intimidating. Would others want to read what I have to say?
Well, this is going to be a year filled with new adventures, risks, changes; new-new-new … so, I guess I should start right here. Welcome to my babbling. I hope you enjoy the stories, spiritual paths and detours, educational insights, creative endeavors …

This morning I gave my students a writing assignment; the prompts were:

            2010 was ….


            2011 will be …

I always complete each assignment I give to them – and this one got me thinking, on many fronts, about the year behind me and my plans for the year ahead. I think it may be time for me to begin writing, sharing, speaking, once again.

2010 was the loudest, quiet year I have ever had. I remember many times thinking ‘what a horrible year’ – ‘will I really live through it’. I thought [no, I knew] that I was a strong woman with many skills and many tools with which to ‘grab’ what I needed to make it through such a grieving year. But, when the time came – I seemed to have misplaced my toolbox.

Looking back on that now, I giggle. No, I really laugh out loud. What 2010 held for me was the makings of a completely new and improved toolbox. How grateful I am.

When Mother Nature chooses to bestow such beauty on us to start the new year, it must be a sign of all the beauty to come. My back yard.


  1. everyone is saying they can't leave a comment - what's up with that?

  2. Thanks, Patty. Nice to see you've found out how to change perspective into a positive presence. How often we need to do that, and somehow can't find the way. Each step we take is a new one.

  3. You are right, 2011 will be amazing!
    I'm so happy you've started a blog. Keep updating and I'll keep reading. :)

  4. 2011 promises to be a busy, life-changing year for us all!! I ENJOY listening to your positive,
    inspiring take on life~
    I will love reading your blog!!
    Love to you and yours,

  5. I am so blessed to have a friend that inspires me! I love reading your blog! luv u