Hello everyone! I am just starting to get back into a regular posting schedule, and I’ve truly enjoyed having a bit of time off during the recent winter holidays.
I feel hopeful and excited about what the New Year has to offer, and I’m quite happy with what I’ve accomplished here on the blog in 2012, and in at least a few areas in other parts of my life. I tend to be a type-A, driven sort of person, so I am often pretty hard on myself and find that I need to give myself permission to relax and be in the moment rather than looking ahead–do you ever feel that way?
I’ve started work on another Shakespeare audition coming up in a few weeks, and this type of work always makes me happy! Also working toward some goals for our singing act, and while this is the hardest creative hurdle I am facing this year, I think that we will move forward and make progress, and I think some happy surprises await us, with events and people and places that I can’t even imagine at this time. Photos are a large part of marketing ourselves as entertainers, and I was able to sell an item that I’d been holding onto but no longer using for years, and now it appears that I have the money to get a DSLR camera! I have wanted one to use for blogging for quite a while as well, so this is happy news. I was ready to let go of the past, so that something new and good could have a chance to come into my life, and I’m glad I made that choice. (And although I’m starting to sound like Dolly Levy, I won’t break into “Before The Parade Passes By,”–although I could :) PS–the round tree reminds me of Dolly, surrounded by all the tall skinny chorus boy-trees. Just sayin’.)
We had at least 22 days of rain in December! While this is not unusual for our part of the country, all the grey, dreary days can get you down after a while. However, this last week we’ve had colder temperatures, and all the rain clouds moved away, so we had glorious sunshine! We’ve been taking many long walks near our home to take advantage of it, and I am really enjoying this. I doubled the normal amount of time I’ve been working out each day, and I feel much better because of it. I want to continue with this trend!
This is kind of a rambling, chatty post, but I hope you enjoyed it! I am happy when I get to be creative with projects that I think you might like, and then get to share them with you here, and I wanted you to know that.
Here’s to a wonderful January full of possibility!
What makes you feel hopeful in January? I’d love to hear from you in the comments, so stop by for a visit!
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