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Starting a New Year with Peace (for the first time)

It’s New Year’s Day.  Another beautiful chance to wipe the slate clean, forgive ourselves for the things we hold inside, and move toward a new day with a resolve to live each minute to the fullest.  Truly, this is not only a New Year’s Day opportunity, but an opportunity we have for every new day and each precious minute that lies within it.

What a gift we all have before us!  We have the chance to do or not to do, and unfortunately, many of us choose not to do. 

For years, I sat back in contempt and anger writhing away because I was so unhappy.  My unhappiness stemmed from my career and the decisions I made with it, and unfortunately, the unhappiness didn’t remain contained within my own world but slipped over and adversly affected my family and my friendships.  Please don’t let this happen to your life.  I can tell you from experience, it is not worth it.

As this new year begins, I tell you that I am 99% sure I will be losing my 1/2 time job in no more than a month, and I am really at peace with this.  I couldn’t have made the decision to walk away on my own to begin a new life, so I know this is  God taking care of me and moving me to where I am supposed to be going.  Unemployment compenation will kick in and financially, it will be tight, but I promise to make it worth it.  I will not lose a minute of this time wasting away my body or mind.

The 3rd week in January, I start a writing class through The Loft in Minneapolis.  I am so stoked!  It’s a class on writing a memoir and it specifically is designed to help the student remember parts of the past that they want to write about.  I loved the course description because they will be teaching what I seem to be missing.  I have had so many life experiences that people tell me I should write down and put into a book, but when I get to the point of trying to recall them from memory, the slate is blank.  If, by chance, I do remember and write, they just don’t seem to hold the emotion of the experience.  That’s probably typical as no words can every truly portray the actual event, but mine don’t come anywhere close.  Because of that, I will try something instead of giving up.

The 2nd week in January, I am starting a Yoga class through Community Education.  The old me would have jumped into a new studio, purchased a 6-8 week course and hit it 2-3 times a week; basically I would have gone overboard.  This new me takes things in baby steps now and savors each precious, little movement toward the finish line.   

Where I end up and with what career or lifestyle remains to be seen.  All I know is that I will open my mind to hear and my eyes to see and I will see the ride as a blessing.