Monday, August 30, 2010

It has been quite awhile!

It has been almost a year since I have blogged here.  I have been through so much:  I am divorced, moved, have bought a house twice, and am restarting my life.  My daughter was very ill and my beloved Sparky died in my hospice care at 23 years of age.  I am trying to keep my eyes on the horizon, and after getting through all this, I am able to focus again on the big picture.  Yesterday I committed myself to run a half-marathon in January.  I have been swimming again and feeling the best I can each day.  I am watching my daughter growing through her own new challenges and working my way through terribly delightful relationship issues.  Most of all, I am attempting to stay present; in the now.  The joy of our lives is that we can, at any moment trade our perspective in and begin anew.  Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and after the recent oil spill, still the fine folks in New Orleans continue to persevere.  Today, despite losses I still mourn, I embrace this life and strive to see the beauty that surrounds me in those around me and in the beautiful country I drive through.  I am going to start my poetry blog and continue hospice4animals, and yes, even this inner landscape life, to new beginnings, and to all those who have the courage to pick themselves up and start again, one day at a time! xxxjme