It is hard to believe that I have been away from here for so long. Yet as I am sure so many of you know and fully understand life has a way of diverting us to a new direction when we least expect it.
Another year has come and gone and here we are at the dawn of a new one. I have always been one who does not favor New Year resolutions. I have found them to be nothing more than a means to see oneself get disappointed with themselves. I try my best to steer clear of participating in such things. However I do like to set a few goals or brass rings as I like to think of them, in front of myself to challenge me to evolve and not consistently stay in one place.
I mentioned earlier that I have come to like November 1st as my official new years and I still stand by this. Yet with all that has transpired as of late any time that I may have had extra to sit and possibly ponder what I would like to evolve in this next year has been few and far between.
We have had an extremely warm winter thus far and so much of my time has been spent outdoors and much more active than at this time last year. I have not had the cold to keep me inside with hours to sit and reflect or think forward. This weekend is the first bitter cold snap to hit us and linger. I am looking forward to the time spent inside with a warm cup of tea and Winston down at my feet.
I have intentions of writing and doing some cleaning if time permits. Yet we do all know what happens with most intentions.... As time continues though I can not help but feel it even more urgent to act upon callings that seem to be heard. It is easy to brush them aside and to give our time and attention to the "usual" happenings of the day. Yet we all have those moments when we feel that slight tug. That whisper that calls us to something that is not in our usual repertoire of occurrences. Too often we ignore that call.
My wish this January is that you hear that whisper with clarity and also that you have the courage and the inspiration to follow it. A new adventure is always a joy with a lesson to be learned.