Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 ... What a year it has been!

 I participated in A Documented Life Project,
held several amazing Artful Spirit workshops,
Taught Zentangle privately, at the Muse,
 at Harbors Edge
and at the Hermitage Museum,
I lost 43 pounds!!!
I sadly left my church home,
I semi-retired! Working just 3 days a week now!
Had another grandchild born, Grayson Blake,
Went to New York City,
Providence, RI,
Myrtle Beach, SC
The Outer Banks,
West Friendship, MD,
Wrote more Poetry,
taught creative writing to senior adults,
took several art e-courses,
Went from size 14 to 8! WOW!
Created many mandalas and deepened my practice,
Participated in A Desire Map Book Club
with an amazing group of women,
Celebrated 37 years of marriage,
Deepened my writing practice,
saw Tony Bennett in Concert
saw My Mother Has Four Noses in NYC
attended Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
participated in several Poetry Readings
Vacation for a week in the OBX
saw the big rubber duckie when he came to Norfolk,
participated in the Conscious Booksmith E-course
with Christine Mason Miller
and began my future book!
I took 3 Sketchbook Skool courses,
fell in love with Urban Sketching,
got new windows for my house,
learned the Soul Collage process,
my boys turned 34 and 31!
Annabelle had her first birthday,
Participated in The Love Notes Project,
Attended Squam in the City
got my new Macbook!

I would say it was a most beautiful year
full of hope and promise,
growth and experiences.
I lived my life with Intention,
which was my word for 2014 ...
it was the perfect word for me.
I look forward to 2015
and all that it has to offer!
My new word is Positivity ...
another word I plan to live up to its potential.

As our 2014 draws to a close today ...
I hope you will take the time to recall
all this life brought you ... it's fun to just remember.
I wish you blessings in your new year,
love, health, well being and creativity.
Be good to yourself and those around you!
May it be a year of self growth!
May it be peaceful and full of contentment.
Let's walk this life together ... shall we?

photo compliments of Xanthe Berkeley
Providence, RI