Greetings from the Land of Enchantment: September 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Year in the Life

I keep thinking I should just close down this blog; but then I come back to it and realize it's a record of my life. Even as rare as the entries have become, there is a part of me here, on the page, that I don't want to let go of.

So what can happen in a year?

My puppy died.

I produced a new album, Queen Be: The Goddess Within, and grew a lot in the process.

Two of my closest friends moved away; one got married and one moved to Central America.

My family changed a lot: My nephew got married. My niece has a new boyfriend I actually like. My other nephew and I have deep conversations about life and love and faith, which I cherish. My Mom continues to serve and my Dad continues to hang in there. . . . life goes on.

I'm stepping into my identity as a Teacher. One more Immersion course under my belt: 27 days of deep transformation, exhaustion and exhilaration.

I don't write as much as I used to.

I discovered an amazing hike behind my house--where I walk for miles and miles with my dog Vinnie on Saturday mornings.

One year older, and maybe a little bit wiser, but ask my friends whether that's true or not--not me.

365 days, one day at a time, sometimes lonely, mostly not. Enjoying each day as it comes.

What do we learn in a year? That time goes by so quickly and that life is long. And that no matter how many years we have under our belts, we still long for love, for connection, for union.

We still hope.

If anyone still reads this blog--share what you learned this year with me. It's the season of harvest--what lessons have you harvested? What gifts have you reaped? I could use a little wisdom right about now....