Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: The Year In Review.... ???

My last post, the one from August, was the last creative thing I did in 2010. On the Asian calendar, this is The Year of the Rollercoaster. This summer I was dragged, kicking and screaming, onto the foreign soil of change; real, hard-core, in-your-face change. I was forced to search deep within my own soul for the true faith I thought I possessed... and found myself sorely lacking. I put God in a box and begged Him to do everything I wanted from within it's confines. On the other side, He showed me that my idea of who He was and how He worked was what I stuffed into the box, and that He had been operating all around me all along. And He blessed me anyway.

In 2010 I experienced both Mercy and Grace, in their truest God-given forms.

Now, in the last days of the year, the question is posed to me, "So, what are you going to do with that?"

The answer is, "Whatever He wants."

2011 will be the year I start sorting out what direction I should go based on the information I now have. I fully intend to have at least three clear, achievable goals defined, with the understanding that in real life, change is the only constant. But the precursor is, I want to document this journey, this process, here.

I hope to be inspired, and to inspire.

See you next year!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

So Little Time...

I have been on a rockin' healthy diet since my last post, and I got the P90X in the mail yesterday. I fully expect to be in a wheelchair by tomorrow evening, but man am I going to look GOOD in it! I am reading a couple of books right now, as well as some biblical commentary for my Sunday School class. I am working full time, my kids started back to school, and soccer, and girlscouts, etc. And I have to carpool for the time being. I want to write, I want to blog, I want to get some shopping done... and housework.... sort of. These are just some very full days and I'm struggling to balance it all in a time efficient manner.

But most of all, I'm missing my husband. He has had to travel 1800 miles away to seek contract work, because there is nothing opening up here. He finally got his video chat working today, and the kids are finally able to see him. It's a very good thing, because I think this is the first day my daughter didn't cry herself to sleep in three weeks. This is the longest we've been away from each other in 11 1/2 years of marriage. And the earliest we will be able to see him may be the end of September; if not then, it will be Thanksgiving before he can visit.

So little time, so much time.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Expanding My Horizons

I am mobile blogging! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, and I am ALL about new possibilities. It also confirms what an incredibly awesome phone I have! Woo hoo! This reinvention thing is truly an amazing experience...

I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Reinventing Myself

Today is a very good day.

I am renovating self.  It is a painstaking process, to say the least, but I am confident that the payoff is going to be astounding.  I am undergoing an attitude adjustment, if you will.

I am looking forward to the new me, really, because the old me was, well, getting old...  My priorities are getting an overhaul, my spirit is being renewed, and I am having a personal extreme makeover!

I might even check out the P90X, who knows?  If we're going to redo the inside, shouldn't the outside show it too?

So, as a person I am in 'full-speed-ahead' mode, and as a writer, I am in research mode.  But soon, soon, it will all come together.  Now won't that be something?