Just Because …

  • 2020 was a year for the books,
  • I’ve never gone an entire year without posting even once,
  • I want to reinforce that 2020 did not rob me of this space

here’s a picture:

One thing the year has reminded me of is to look for opportunities and blessings despite the clouds and to begin where I am. Since 2021 is going to have to deal with some the left over crap from 2020, my hope is that we begin where we are and find opportunities to thrive, not just survive, even if we have to dig deep for them despite the clouds.

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen

Happy New Year everyone! See you back in this space soon. ❤

2017: Renew

2016 was a doozy for many of us in so many ways and already 2017 is looking like it’s going to be interesting to say the least.   At the beginning of each year I like to pick a word to focus on as I move through the new year and for 2017 that word is renew.  As I reflected on the year past, I realised that there were many things I let slide that I shouldn’t have.  Things like self-care, boundaries, my level of involvement in my community, professional progress, blogging, my spiritual practice,  dreams, crafty goals — you know … all those things which sustain us as an individual.

According to Merriam Webster, the word renew means to:

resume (an activity) after an interruption.

I love the synonyms, especially the highlighted ones:

 resume, return to, take up again, come back to, begin again, start again, restart, recommence

They remind me that as long as there is life, there is the opportunity to resume, restart, recommence a way of life that is beneficial to me and the world I live in on a larger scale.

My wish is that you too find what you need to renew the habits, activities, way of living that sustains you.  Now more than ever,  we need to live in a way that allows us to truly thrive.

Happy new year everyone!  ❤