Does that just feel crazy to anyone else besides me?
This whole year really has been… different. I started out the year just trying to breathe and honestly not really caring if I did. That solid depression/funk stayed with me through June and only started lifting when I had to be a part of the Camp Board I am on… I went in planning to resign when the week was up… I came out…
From there – I moved into August for Wine and Words and then I MOVED. By that I mean, I got on my bike. I went back to the gym. I started walking with friends and signing up for runs. I started to find me again, probably because I was actively trying to… for myself and for my son. Reading, fell to the wayside this year…. its crazy to say that but true. I kept my mind occupied with projects and going and doing.
It brought me to now… still and forever crushed by the enormous loss in my life… at the same time determined to do something with what I have been given as I am all too painfully aware many of us take our days for granted…. and I can tell you first hand – dont do that. LIVE each one well.
So here we are.
Our winter so far has been mild with little snow. I have walked a lot through our local arboretum with friends… more than I have probably ever been out in the winter weather before. Yes yes… I am a Minnesota girl who is not a fan of winter – it is true.
If you have not signed up for first book yet – please do! I love putting that together for the new year and it is so uplifting to see all the readers from around the world! Here is the link to that post. I look forward to getting back into my reviews and back with all of you as we enter 2017.
9 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…. Bringing The Year To A Close”
I am glad you feel renewed and have started more of your usual events….and that you are looking forward.
I’m excited about First Book…I sent you an e-mail with my photo with my book.
Sheila, you’re my hero. The way you’ve journeyed through your grief with such honesty, grace and courage amazes me. Justin would be so proud. I know he’s been your strength and inspiration to go through your grief and not around it, which is the only way to do it if you want to really live and not just exist. Thanks for allowing us in to your life❤
Hope you have a good year coming up and yes, you truly have been an inspiration!
You are finding your way through and with an appreciation of each day that does well for each of us to take up. May 2017 continue to see you bringing the gift of yourself to you and all of us.
Renewed is wonderful, Sheila.
You are amazing.
And….YES…this year went way too fast.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
You are strong. Happy New Year, my friend. Love and hugs.
Lynne said it so well. You inspire me, Sheila. Happy New Year.
Your message is both inspirational and aspirational. Sending hugs to you for 2017.
Your post is a good reminder how MOVING, as in exercising, is a great way to feeling better. Thanks for sharing your moments. Sheila.