Sit back and let me tell you a little story...
I lived in Wisconsin for a big chunk of my adult life. Starting in my early 30's I became an avid goal setter. I learned about this in the time I spent as a Mary Kay consultant. I would write all my goals down on paper. Device my 5 year plan projections broken down into smaller increments. I made my 10 most important things to do list everyday. I understood the law of averages and lived my life with those in mind. I will stop with my in-depth explanation here... you get my point, right?
In my early 40's I moved to Flagstaff, AZ where I was introduced to spirituality, not religion, spirituality. An interesting path began after I read a book called "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield. I could go on and on about my adventures after reading this book but that would take on another whole new story. I met some absolutely amazing people who, I am thankful to say, remain in my life today.
In my mid 40's there was a shift in my life. I moved from Arizona to Illinois. I was saddened to leave Arizona for several reasons. One was I was afraid I would loose my spirituality. Yet... I am an optimist. Onward I went. I clung to the idea that maybe this move was an opportunity to combine my goal setting self with my spiritual self. As I settled into my new life, well... life happened. What more can I say? I can talk a good talk but the truth is I never implemented it. I just lived my life, which by the way has been good.
I believe, from the very core of my being, that everything happens exactly when it is suppose to happen. As I was pondering what my word for 2017 would be it came to me in a flash. My word for 2017 is BALANCE. It brought tears to my eyes. This is my time to focus on blending my goal setting self with my spiritual self.
I made this piece of art that begins with:
~blending my conservative self with my free spirited self
~blending the dark times with the light times
~blending spirituality practices with actions
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Thank You for all of your support and encouragement.