Updated: Jun 3
Today I beginning the seventy-fourth chapter of my life. Yesterday I recaptured my adventures in my seventy-third chapter before I closed the book on it. What a whirlwind of activities and emotions!
I spent most of my time in recovering from falls: I stumbled over curbs, and inclines in my path. After one tumble which severely damaged my shoulder, I went through therapy and tried to get through each day with limited motion. I finally got my miracle glasses which enabled me to virtually "see" my surroundings - the curbs and street signs. My eyesight had been affected by my aneurysm so I was unable to see pitfalls in my path, causing me to stumble and fall.
Saying goodbye to close friends was painful for me. I know I will have to do this more often as I age, but it does not make it any less painful. Sitting with my dear friend Judi for seven months as we finished her novel consumed much of my time. Having cancer and a tumor on her spine did not deter Judi from her passion of writing.
My writing took on a new dimension as I started writing articles for magazines and another historical novel which is now available on Kindle as of yesterday. I overcame my fear of speaking and agreed to be the guest on several podcasts.
Yes, it has been quite a chapter. I wasted so much time being angry with my fiancé. Exercising, and eating healthy fell by the wayside more than once. But overall, I learned many lessons, and with the help of the members of my Writers Club, I have been able to improve my writing.
So. now I am ready to fill my pages with new adventures, what they will be, I have no idea. I have no goals, no objectives. My latest book "I Got Class: from college to the classroom and beyond": is now being published. I have no idea what I am going to write next and that is okay with me.
I have decided that I am going to flow with whatever comes my way. My life is so enriched by being a part of the Writer's Club, being co-president of Reader's Ink, and having a personal trainer to help me in the gym. I can spend time reading and meditating. I am looking forward to more walks in the morning and in the evening, more time sitting outside, listening to books, and of course, being with loved ones. Counseling women and doing this blog gives me so much pleasure!
Every journey begins with one small step and I have taken that by writing this post. So whatever it is you want to accomplish, "just start."
Have a wonderful day!