There is no time like the end of one year and the beginning of another to experience the reality of past, present, and future all becoming one.
We look back, reflect, count both our blessings and our sorrows.
We live in the moment, watching a ball drop in a cold and windy city where millions of people stand, even as we do also, jumping up, hugging and kissing one another, sipping champagne, welcoming the New Year.
We look ahead, daring to hope that maybe we can make the changes we see in our hearts a reality in the future. Those dreams, which before seemed only elusive, like a carrot dangled at a considerable distance in front of our noses, appear closer.
We can smell the carrot. We believe we can grab it… even for a few minutes.
That carrot, for me, has always been about following my heart.
So when my intuition leads me forward, I listen.
This blog has meant so many things to me. It has enabled me to get through a difficult period of transition in my life- weather a divorce, get a job, and most importantly… find my voice.
And although it may seem odd that once finding it, I am now choosing not to use it here, I suspect there are greater purposes for letting this go as I walk ahead in my creative journey, letting one open passage lead to another.
Thank you to my faithful followers. Without your support and encouragement I would not have made it through to this new and delightful place.
What I have shared here, and on my first blog, remains a testimony to my personal story, one that will continue to be an open passage for readers who happen here, either by chance or choice.
I have spoken in recent months about wings- the ones I now see I have, the ones I now intend to spread.
These wings, recently found in between some blankets in a bin in my basement, are my sign.
There are seasons when we tell stories and dream and write about living.
Then comes the season of doing just that- living with abandon the love we have discovered within ourselves.
That is the open passage I see ahead, a beautifully broad place with an incredible view.
Come with me. Believe. Savor the taste of the carrot.
Pull that rabbit out of a hat.
Happy, Happy New Year!
With love, Always,