Like so many, I'm saying adios to 2011 with some confetti filled thoughts.
It will be good to have a close to a year when I encountered more, shall we say adverse conditions than I thought I could and remain standing. I did not accomplish all I had hoped but I did do more than I thought I had when I look back. This has been a trying and character building (never ask for patience because you will surely be given opportunity to try to show some) year. Loads of failing appliances, both cars need for parts and service, and plumbing have been trying all the avenues of money and grit on our parts......but we did okay. And my big girl panties have had to be tested in several instances as I hiked those suckers up and minded my own bitness the best I could.
Last year I tried the word MELD (mend and weld)....trying to connect things when they needed it, I wanted it, or it needed to be done. I would say that last year's word fell short of what I had hoped but maybe that is the point. At least that is what I got from the lesson. I cannot MELD that which is not meant to be joined internally, externally, personally or in my dealings in the world.....I needed to MELD and yield....ooops, my bad. To every ying there is a yang.....
This year, ever since Samhain, I have contemplated and sought a word for this year and to date....nada, nothing, zilch, zip, blank. So I am boldly going where I have not ventured for many years.....sans word of the year, or resolution or watchword. Instead I am going to let myself learn more, fear less, and appreciate much. Actually I kinda like that...sorta has a ring to it.
There are types of "arting" that I have wanted to do for a long time but always had an excuse of one sort or another to put it off until "whatever, whenever, however". Well darn it, I am just going for it. I've never felted material, used a serger, constructed an armature, used watercolors, or just enjoyed learning something new for the sake of making myself happy. I am going to try to do all of the above and if it's good, so much the better, if it sucks, so what.
I would say wish me luck but nah, just smile along with me as I show you, cross my heart, all my endeavors be they success or mess.
New Year greetings my lovelies and here's to all of us having a happier and healthier one. With love and gratitude for your friendship, Oma Linda