December 2019

December, wintertime, reading, coffee

December 2019 is here. Where did November, October, and September go? In my world, they seemed to fly by. How about you? The image above reflects mostly what I’ve been doing–reading by the fire.

In looking through my blog yesterday, I was shocked to find my last post was on November 19, 2019. The post is my review of Kathy Pooler’s second memoir, Just the Way He Walked (see Disclosures). I have other book reviews to share but I’ll be honest and not beat around the bush. My motivation to write, even a book review, is gone. 

I seek inspiration looking out the windows, listening to music, reading others’ work. Nothing happens. Nothing comes to me. I go back over my list of ideas for blog posts. Nothing jolts me into action. And it’s not just writing. 

Some days I can’t find interest in doing much of anything. I tackle the mundane–household chores, laundry, cleaning the kitchen following meals, wiping down countertops. These are chores that cry out to be dealt with NOW!

Why am I telling you all this? Simply to let you know that I’m going to turn out the lights on the blog until January 2020 in hopes of feeling more like the writer/blogger I have been. I may even tackle sending out a monthly newsletter. Who knows what the new year may bring?

With the preparations needed for the holiday season and appointments four out of five days next week, I need to devote time to get through this month. 

I came across this quote from Marianne Williamson this morning. 

Ego says,
‘Once everything falls into place,
I’ll feel peace.’
Spirit says,
‘Find your peace, and
everything will fall into place.’

A still small voice said, “You need to find peace with your current situation.” That’s my plan for December 2019.

Just one more thing before I go…

and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

13 Replies to “December 2019”

  1. I’m with you sister! Take good care of yourself so you can take care of your writing. Have a rejuvenating break and happy holiday season, my dear friend. Sending hugs and blessings.

    1. Sister, good to hear from you! You also take care of yourself for whatever reason(s). Hope you and Wayne are settling into your new place comfortably and making many new friends. Perhaps a call is in order after the New Year!

      1. Yes, Sherrey! Let’s make it happen. Happy Holidays to you and Bob, too.

  2. I know what you mean. Sometimes the writing inspiration just isn’t there. Enjoy your time away from the blog and hope to see you back next year! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Susanne, for your thoughtful words. I promise to enjoy my time until I return in the New Year!

  3. Enjoy your time off and the holiday, Sherrey.

    1. Jill, you are a blessing! Hope you have an enjoyable holiday season.

  4. Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas, Sherrey!

    1. Bette, thanks for your Christmas wishes!

  5. Sounds like you need a little Christmas! Haul out the holly but don’t work too hard–rather, enjoy the good things of the season.

    1. A little Christmas is in order! Thanks for the instructions on how to accomplish that.

  6. I’m going to close the day with the animation of glistening snow in my vision. Thanks for that!

    One of my friends who has been beleaguered with problems the whole year long told me she is going to enjoy every day of the Christmas season starting NOW. Friends who commented have given you great advice.

    Blessings, my friend,
    and Merry Christmas to you and Bob!

    1. Ahh Marian! Thanks for sharing your friend’s choice for the Christmas season. I’m going to follow her lead as well as the advice of my friends. A Merry Christmas to you and Cliff!

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