Thoughts on the Lunar New Year —
February 5, 2019 – the Lunar New Year and the Chinese New Year too!!! Woohoo!!
I feel like I am ready to start afresh for this year – last month being a big ending for me since I retired from my position at the University of MO. Mu month of January was a month of shifting gears and taking a good look at what I want in my life and what I don’t in order to write my life’s next chapter.
I favor New Moon days to kick off new beginnings and this particular new moon is at the perfect one for me to do that.
For months I have been thinking about revitalizing my blog, reconnecting with old friends and new ones. My goodness, it has been two years since I’ve had the time or energy to consider writing about anything outside of my work.
Here I am – and you are probably thinking so what do you really want to say here, gwen?
I want you all to know how much I miss you and how much I miss putting thoughts on the page. I am anxious to share my new adventures – most of them, adventures of the heart.
I am committed to continuing to pry open my mind and heart to the possibilities that are offered to me each and every day – finding the sacred in the simple tasks of daily living.
There is a great deal of peace that comes with this sort of adventure and honestly, I am just learning starting to see its impact on my life.
What I most treasure about my current life is the freedom it offers to be open – not pushed by schedules, deadlines and unwanted expectations.
I do not know how this will fully change my little world, but for now I know I am content to do my daily writings and yoga – breathing deeply in a way I haven’t in many months. That feels good, really good. And I see this new lifestyle setting a strong future for the unknown future I am welcoming.