Wow! Has it been a year already! Hard to believe but it was Feb 22, 2005 I began my journal! Where does the time go? You just blink!
When I think back to when I started & the first entries I see the baby steps I took. At that time I started my journal because I was going through a rough time. Besides getting over my foot surgery, I had 3 people pass away in a matter of 3 weeks. They were special people to me and adding to this was my 40th birthday! In addition, my cousin, who I remember being born, was now married having having her own baby when I had not done either yet. Did I just say "yet" hmmm...that is good! :-)
Journaling allowed me to think & clean things up in the thought processes. It allowed me to gain new perspectives & take those lemons & make lemonade.
Through this process I was able to do some cultivating & allow myself to grow more.
Of course, between the foot limitations & journaling it didn't hurt that I was not out shopping instead! HA! Save a bit of moola! HA!
I loved being in an environment where I could feel relaxed & have an avenue to reflect & share myself with others in creative ways.
I was able to meet some lovely people, who helped provide a different perspective. Sometimes they made me laugh & have fun, other times I may have disagreed.
Thank you all for the love you have shown me. For allowing me to feel accepted and "at home" to be myself with all of you. I can't wait to see what the next year will bring.