My word for this year is daring, - dare to do that thing that scares me, dare to take that first step into that impossible dream - and so far this year folks, we've been getting along fine.
As Bob Dylan would say, the times they are a-changin'... and I feel myself changing with them, and with it come questions. I'm not planning on making writing a "career", and with my mind full of studying and logistics for other big life decisions, I've wondered where does blogging fit in?
In January I changed my blog look to fit this 'new' place in my life, and the result of the fresh start was not feeling the desire to write At. All.
And so today I changed it back again.
Because, guess what?
Those New Plans don't differ from my young girl plots as much as you might imagine. They might be expressed in different ways; they may have metamorphosed from pure dreaming to planning and actual steps, but they are my old friends all the same.
Yet if there's something I've learned in these past few months it's that you need to make room for the dreaming, too, because after all, isn't that where the magic happens?
I'm still the girl who loves all the itsy-bitsy medical facts and discovering the secret places of amino acids and lung tissue.
I'm still the girl who (for the most part. :)), would rather be doing something than just sitting around socializing, unless it's by a campfire in the great wide open with some kindred spirits.
I'm still the girl who relishes sweet potatoes like nothing else, and believes the crust is the tastiest part of a pizza.
I'm still the girl whose happiest place is under the canopy of stars listening to her horse thoughtfully munching hay, waiting for that periodic whiffle of contented breath.
Don't force change.
Don't feel like you need to change to be like or different than anyone else, and most definitely don't change simply to be different from yourself.
You're the result of all the adventures you've lived and the challenges you've overcome, the feel-good romance you used to love, but haven't read in years and the workout you did this morning. Most of all you're a bit of God's work on this earth and nothing can or ever will ever change that.
How do you cope with change in your life?
(Ha, that sounded like a statement in some life-guide book, but seriously, I'd dearly love to know. :))