My last post was dated 2021. I only wrote four posts that year. Covid had arrived on the scene, then after a few years of causing chaos, slithered away backstage. Much happened in my life and family – isolation and travel, moves and new jobs, losses and new discoveries, challenges and joys – each has taken its turn as the leading player. Writing about all of that was less of a priority than surviving through it. However, my domain is up for review, so I can either write or stop paying for this space… so write I will.
I am wondering how you are doing. How have the last years been for you? So many have suffered, lost, and grieved. Others are still trying to determine what this future life will look like. And some are moving along well, in a groove, content, and thriving. I find myself living in each of those three modes, depending on the hour and circumstances, which I have decided is very normal and ok for me.
I have entered into 2023 with more energy than the years past and with enthusiasm for projects and travel that will fill the months ahead. I picked a word for the year – OPEN. I felt like God whispered it in my ear to give me peace and hope for all that is to come. I want to be open to opportunities, changes, new people and experiences. I want to choose my roles with God’s direction and discernment and leave fear a very bit part in my life.
So, I have my strong, black coffee in hand. I am awake early due to jetlag from a recent flight and enjoying the quiet of a new day. I am reflecting and dreaming… and writing. Writing helps me think – whether I put thoughts in a journal by hand or put them up in public for others to see. These next months, I hope to keep up a rhythm of posting, and I hope to find you following along. We have lots to learn and process together.
“You don’t need to have everything figured out. Try new things. Experiment. Mess up. Start over.”– Anonymous
How do you best reflect on what you live through?
Like others glad to see you are writing again – thanks for letting me and others in on your thought process. Writing isn’t my way of processing (being a verbal processor) but I love being included in others written conversations. I especially love how you give grace to yourself and then that overflows to the rest of us. I also love your word “OPEN” oh that we would all be open to the voice and movement of God in our lives and the lives of those around us. Love you dear friend.
Love you back. One of my favorite things about writing is hearing from people like you. Even better is getting time with you in person!
Oh, my sweet friend, how I’ve missed your musings and wisdom! It’s been a rough go for many, and I, like you, have felt the variety of where I am on any given day. Joy or disruption, hope or blatant discouragement. Your journey is a God-given gift–which is so much easier to see from the outside than the inside! But I’m grateful for you thinking out loud in this space. You free people up to be curious and kind to themselves in that curiosity. Love you friend. Welcome back!
Thank you! You and your writing have been a continual inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to join me here. ❤
Always, Ter. Your wisdom and experience need to be shared. Your honesty and authenticity are gifts to those who read your ideas and thoughts. I’ve missed you!
I’m glad you’re back and happy to read your thoughts! I always appreciate your perspective! I’ve missed you! I hope this process and new stage is positive for you.
Thanks so much, friend! I look forward to connecting with you.
Glad you are back!
Thank you, Maggie. The fact that you read my posts is always a huge encouragement to me.
I’ll be reading! Looking forward to it, Terry!! 💕
Thank you, dear friend!
I always look forward to reading what you write. Thank you, Terry.
Thanks for the encouragement, Bill!
I for one, am glad you are back to writing. You have a gift and we all benefit from your reflection. I also reflect best in writing ✍️ and getting my thoughts out into a journal. It helps me often to take the approach of blogging also. Welcome back 😃
Thank you – and for your encouragement always. ❤
I’m glad you’re going to write again! It made me so happy to see you had a new post up! I’ll look forward to connecting with you through this space. 😊
Thanks so much, friend. You have been an inspiration. I look forward to connecting with you more!