January 2. Day 2 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. So far, so good. I’m still here, showing up and fulfilling my commitment of writing a post a day. It sounds easy when I’m in the moment of doing it one day at a time. I don’t have a plan. I write because it is my therapy of choice for dealing with all the stresses of every day living. My writing is the place I come to dump all my negativity. It is my sounding board. It is my planner. It listens and I feel heard and not judged. I share because it is a requirement of the challenge. I share because I have nothing to hide. It is hard for me to harbour all the bad stuff and joy inside. If my experience is of help to others, I feel all the better for it. And they might share something of benefit to me.
I’ve just finished a photo challenge, December Reflections, with Susannah Conway wherein we post a photo a day to a prompt. It is exactly my cup of tea – words prompting a picture. The prompt for the last day was: My Word for 2023…And here is my photo and words.
December Reflections. Day 31. MY WORD(S) FOR 2023 are LETTING GO of thins that no longer work. Finding the JOY in the SIMPLE things of life.
I think they are very good words to live by and to write by. I had been hanging on to so many things that no longer served me. I was afraid of change of letting go. I was afraid of empty spaces. Now I have more energy and room for new and better things that matter. It’s taken this long for me to see it. I feel such joy in having the weight lifted. I am going slow in exploring my new discovery. I am keeping things easy and simple. I am enchanted and in love with life in this moment. I am in the honeymoon phase. I hope it will last. I will listen to Bruce Lipton talk about the honeymoon effect on how to maintain it. Meanwhile, here are a few more visual enchantment from the Enchanted Forest at the Forestry Farm in Saskatoon. New Year’s evening was a perfect time for a drive through Candy and other fairy tale Lanes.