Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Years Resolutions, Word of the Year and Such....

I have decided against any type of official resolutions, word for the year and such
for 2017.  I'm not sure I've ever paid attention to my choices once I uttered the
words anyway.  I do have plans, like the rest of the world, to eat healthier and maybe
to exercise a little, but in reality, we're  pretty healthy eaters most of the time anyway.

These past few weeks I have been indoors, planning and dreaming and scheming for the
upcoming new year.  I've been crocheting, working on several different projects at once.
I've spent days (it seems) on Pinterest looking at all the different creative possibilities...
anything from gardening, needle felting, paper mache, repurposed name it,
I've probably seen it.

Since I "retired" 2 1/2 years ago, I've really struggled in trying to decide what I want to
do in this second phase of my life.   My garden is probably my number 1 passion, not only
the plants, but also the building of the space.   I'm definitely interested in the herbs and the
healing aspects of food, but I can't say that I necessarily want to be an herbalist.
I also enjoy creating with my hands....whether its crocheting a blanket for a grandchild or
creating homemade Christmas ornaments for my tree.

It finally dawned on me last night that maybe I didn't have to make any type of decision
on a future "career".  That maybe I can do it order to express all parts of myself.
My husband has recently retired, but we are under no illusions that his retirement check
is going to allow us to live as we have in the past. That we are going to have to do something
to make up the gap.   How all of this will work financially I have no idea.   I'm just going
to trust that it will and make sure to look for the signs pointing the way.

When you come to the edge of the light you have, 
And must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, 
Believe that one of two things will happen to you: 
Either there will be something solid for you to stand on, 
Or you will be taught how to fly.....

I ran across this years ago and have realized many times in my life that I have just 
jumped out there and always, always, always there was support in one way or the 
other.   And so for this upcoming year, that on the surface can look so scary 
(ahem, #notmypresident).  I'm just gonna once again, jump out there and see 
what happens.  

Much love to you all - 


  1. oh yes...the old "leap and the net shall appear" philosophy. and it's SO true. on the rare occasion where i've thrown up my hands and said "fudge it" (well, not exactly ;)), there has ALWAYS been a net. always.

    it's still hard, though...isn't it? it's a powerful amount of faith you need for that sort of living.

    i wish i could track down whichever person it was that decided we should always Have A Plan and always be Doing that i could kick them in the shin. (well, not exactly ;))

    much love to you! xoxo

    1. I think it can be hard...or maybe we just make it that way. I don't know, maybe I've just reached the age to where I'm tired of trying to or caring if I impress anyone. Maybe I'm just saying "fudge it!". 😉


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