Thursday, January 2, 2014

~ I Welcome 2014 ~

I needed to take a long break.

I realized during a very tumultuous 2012 that I had to reassess the reasons I felt is was necessary to have this page and I also needed to reassess what it was I actually wanted to share. I want to thank all of you that have messaged me to get back to sharing and I decided that 2014 was going to be a new start here for me.

2012 was a year of curve balls thrown and more than a few bumps along my path. Those frustrations kept me from the desire to write, it no longer seemed to give me the pleasure of release that it once had and as the year passed I found the desire for some introspection.

2013 dawned brighter and clearer and my path of revelations and reorganization on both a personal and professional level truly was at the core of my path. I am not saying that 2013 was a smooth journey by any means. In fact, 2013 was a truly insightful experience on so many levels.

I sat down on many evenings with the genuine desire to start sharing again, but it seemed that I was still not ready. I think that at the core of much of my journey was the loss of my two fuzzy companions of the last 18 years.

Just after my last post in 2012 one of my beloved cats Alex got very sick, we cared for her diligently for the last remaining months of her life and guided as gently as possible on her way. Then, just 4 months later her littermate and sister Niki started showing signs of weight loss. We lost Niki 8 months after loosing Alex. These two beautiful creatures had been with me for close to 2/5's of my life and the void left has been vast.

I plan on sharing more new work and my travel/teaching plans and share insights into my life. 

I welcome 2014 with genuine excitement. I am pleased to have the desire to write again. Let's begin the journey anew with a fresh sense of adventure. My goal for 2014 is to post every Wednesday.. (No Laughing Now!) I make this announcement with full acknowledgement that this first post of 2014 is actually being posted on Thursday.... It really was started yesterday.


AJ said...

Welcome back to blogging! I look forward to reading your thoughts again... and hopefully seeing you at some point during Gem Show!

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your two, I can only imagine how much they meant to you. Take care of you and yours.

And welcome back to blogging.