Posted in Life

Hiatus

In December, I took some time away from WP due to some life changing events.  At this time I need to take a step back as well.  I simply have too many things/obligations going on to enjoy my time here.  Lately, it has felt like a duty rather than a joy.  

I will be back once I have my house literally and figuratively, in order.  

Thank you for joining me on this journey. 

Penny ❤

Posted in Life

Compassion

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”

—Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Former President Of South Africa

Posted in Life, Writing

Spring and New Beginnings

With today being the first day of Spring, I thought it a good time to write of New Beginnings.  Spring is my favorite time of year.  All around us, we see new birth new growth and new beginnings.  

My last post here was in November.  Since that time, a lot has changed for me.  In early December, I lost my job.  It was a mutual parting of the ways and it’s a good thing.  I was burnt out and ready to do something else.  So I retired. 

I put my house up for sale and with the equity I had in it I was able to pay cash for a home away from the hustle & bustle of the city.  I bought a “fixer-upper”.  My house is about 100 years old.  It said 1925 in the listing, but looking at some of the woodwork, etc., in it, I’m told that it’s probably older than that and that accuracy of building records back in 1925 were iffy at best. 

I love the house and could drone on and on about it here, but that is not my purpose of this post.  I was speaking of New Beginnings. 

When I lost my job, it was quite a shock to me, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise.  I went through a period of having a self pity party.  I also had a milestone birthday approaching, which did not help my mood.  So I crawled into my cave, quietly pouted and licked my wounds.  

Now, having emerged from that cave, I see life with a different point of view.  A New Beginning with new opportunities and new winding roads to explore.  

My dining room (my favorite room in the house), has the most amazing morning light.  That, I have decided, will be my place to write and create once again. 

Writing is something that feeds my soul, exhilarates me, consoles me and gives me purpose.  I need it.  

You will be seeing me around WordPress more often, my friends.  As I crawl, then stumble my way back into an upright position in life.  

As Always, Thank you for joining me on this journey.  

Penny ❤