Today marks exactly twelve months since my first post. That post is now my touch stone for when I question myself or need some focus. Finding My Thing has made for an interesting year and when I went back and looked at all of my posts, I am astonished at just how much I have written. I actually had forgotten a few of them. So I have decided to remind myself, and you, of a few of them. It’s really just shameless self promotion but I’m trying to make it sound deep and introspective. Is it working? So take a look, click on the links and let me know your favorites.
My First Yoga class was my second ever post and it still cracks me up to think about that class. My friend Randi continues to help me understand yoga and I am so grateful for that. The drawback is that I now don’t need to go and see my friend Wendy quite so much for massage. A big part of finding my thing has been reconnecting with friends like Rob and finding out about their passions. I hope in some small way I have given back to them what they have given to me. Aimee’s cakes are continuing to amaze me and Sarina’s commitment to soccer for women is going strong. Jane’s struggle with Brain Injury continues but Making Pastry with her was good for both of us.
My family has been the subject of a few blogs and my son actually wrote one of the most read pieces I have ever posted. Surviving Seventeen and In Response to Surviving Seventeen started a great dialogue and now months later I have realized that I am indeed very similar to my now Eighteen Year Old son. My seven year old is still full of Piss and Vinegar and we often bond over our Addiction to Organization. My husband (bless his heart) supports me and regularly acts as my editor. In Finally Learning What Love Is you can find out how our love started and has lasted fourteen years through ups and downs. Oh, and don’t forget to call Call Your Mom.
Really though, it has been all about me. LOL. Okay not in that way, but in a good way. In the year that I turned Fifty I have put my Darkest Times behind me and have learnt to relax. I’ve looked at my relationships with Friends. I’ve talked about my Regrets. I’ve made Marathon Decisions and ended up Happy? I’m still running but rethinking spending 33 Hours in a Van again. I am now Sugar Free (well, only if you don’t count wine) and have never felt better. I have questioned my motives and direction but then a friend made me realize that I will Find My Way.
Thank you for reading and commenting. Here to another year of adventure.