It's a few days into 2017 and I haven't posted since New Year's Day...please forgive me, I've been under the weather. I've been fighting one of those colds that just doesn't want to go away. Hubby is sick too, so we've been getting through it all together around the Yellow House. It's like a duet or something. He'll cough and then I'll cough or vice versa. It's like we're doing some kind of call and response musical performance. I'll be glad when the cough and all that goes with it, leaves us alone.
In the meantime, I've been back at my job search. I'm doing my best to have an optimistic attitude about it all. Something will come through and hopefully it's just in the knick of time.
I've been doing a bit of thinking and planning about what I want to get up to in 2017. My main goal is to get back to writing my book. I must admit, the job search had all but pushed my novel off a cliff, but I managed to rescue it and I'm holding on tight and not letting go. I've put too much of my heart into my book to let it go now. I know that it's VERY important for me to find a job, but as I've mentioned before, balance is important. Therefore, I'm getting on with my book. I'll write more about my book soon.
The other thing that I've been doing is taking pictures, mostly stuff to put up on Instagram. From time to time I'm going to grab some pics off there and publish them here. They're not extraordinary or anything, but I like to share what I see. Here's one from over the weekend.
It's fuzzy because I took it out the window as I was on the passenger side of the moving car and also it was a quite foggy Saturday morning. But I like how it turned out. It's very moody and looks like it could've been taken many decades ago.
Well, another year is coming to an end and it has me in a reflective mood. There have been highs and lows in addition to the middle that holds together day-to-day life. In the end, it's all good :)
A year ago on this very day, I wasn't very well at all, so I'm extremely grateful in this moment to be able to sit here and type these words. I wasn't at death's door or anything, but I was confined to bed. So it's a blessing to be upright!
I have always loved this day...December 31st. I really feel it. It's like teetering on the edge of a cliff and waiting to leap over an invisible line into the next chapter. Forgive me if I'm rambling or if I lose you here, but this day always makes me feel like I'm truly a part of "Time". I feel a connection with the past and the future at the same time. It also makes me think of my mom. This was the last day that I spent with her in 2005. It's bittersweet, but I relish the fun that we had and I'll carry that with me for the rest of my life :)
Tonight along with everyone else, I'll say goodbye to 2016. I know it's a bit of an understatement, but it's been a helluva year! So many beloved people in our collective popular culture have left us along with those who we may have personally known and loved. I'll tell you something. It's all made me cherish life even more than I did already and it's reminded me to love even more.
Even though I'm no slouch...lol....I'm gonna do my very best to go just a bit harder on top of what's normal for me, in pursuit of what I want in my life. It can't hurt, huh? :) It's not a resolution...I've just gotta do better.
Thank you for visiting me here in 2016. I have more photos, thoughts, updates on my book and things to share, so I hope that you'll come back to see me in 2017!
I wish health, happiness, love, and the best of everything for everyone in 2017!