Since my mid-November post, I’ve spent a lot of time watching the changing seasons. Most winter days in the Pacific NW are gray, foggy, and rainy. Not uplifting.
I spied a joyful surprise on one of these gray days as I returned from our mailbox. Abundant blossoms are peeking from beneath the leaves on our Christmas Rose Helleborus. (See image above, thanks to Pixabay).
With the changing seasons come changes in our lives.
Unfortunately, my surgery still isn’t scheduled yet. My husband and I have been waiting for this date for some time. But, insurance companies do not move quickly in approving surgeries.
Waiting leads to boredom. I find myself dabbling in a variety of pastimes. Lots of reading, some knitting, adult coloring, and trying my hand at journalling. While dabbling, I sense joy in what I’m doing. Quite often one thing leads to another.
Like thinking. I’ve been doing some deep thinking about my writing. Starting now, the focus of my site and blog is changing. I’ll no longer post instructional writing topics and tips. Book reviews from time to time remain in my plans.
The big change is a move toward a more contemplative style of writing. Within my life experiences, my faith, a love of words, and memories, there are many things to share with you. I will be bringing to the blog a greater sense of who I am and where I come from. I’m excited about writing something new and fresh.
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I hope you’ll come along with me on this new journey I’ve set for myself.
I wish you all the best, Sherrey. I had neurosurgery in December, after months of waiting.The adventure has brought me to a similar conclusion as you. My interests have shifted, and my longing have become more defined. I look forward to reading your reflections. Blessings!
Gwen, so nice to hear from you, but sorry for the surgery in December. After months of waiting, I do hope it has helped. It’s amazing what transpires in our lives to bring about change. I plan to write more about what I’ve discovered about myself and life at this particular stage soon. Sending blessings your way!
You post lovely photos, Sherrey. And persist with your writing no matter what! I’m in a more contemplative stage in my life too. I’ll be a companion this new path. All the best! 🙂
Marian, your companionship along the way is welcomed. Thanks for your always gracious thoughts and encouragement.
Welcome to the land of transition, aka shifting focus. May it continue to bring you flashes of color and joy in the grayness of waiting.
A couple of weeks ago an after-book club discussion with several friends centered on the risks of universal health care. “You’d have to wait months for surgery like they do in Canada and England …” That woman is not going to listen to reason no matter what, but had I known about your situation, I would have pointed out that many of our current insurance plans (available to those who can afford them) create the same delay. I’m so sorry you must go through this!
It seems several of us are shifting focus, Sharon. Whether it’s age, health, or the winter days, something has taken hold and pointed me, at least, in a very different mind set. I’m enjoying it thus far, and only hope the surgery comes sooner than later now. How I wish I’d been in on the discussion of universal health care! Good wishes for the coming months in 2019.
Looking forward to following you on this new writing path, Sherrey.
Linda, thank you for taking time on your vacation to read and comment. Continue to enjoy your relaxing time.
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