Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quote for 11-30-10

Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.

-- Thomas Carlyle

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gainfully employed

Kind of.

The newspaper publisher I sent an email to wrote back and said there was indeed a possibility of a reporter position when I got to Vermont. I then sent her my resume to get a headstart.

Call me when you get into town, she wrote this morning.

Oh I plan to. I soooooo plan to.

My goal is to do some freelancing while I'm at the studio and then continue when the residency is over or move into a full reporting position. Makes no never mind to me; as long as I've got a job and it's in Vermont.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quote for 11-28-10

I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Quote for 11-27-10

Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.

-- Sylvia Robinson

channeling my inner Nicey Nash

The plan is to travel lighter-- literally and figuratively.

Gave away some stuffed bears and much of the snowman collection. Have 16 plastic containers that I will go through again (that number is knocked down from 20) and see if it all is truly necessary.

I've had a lesson lately in what I choose to carry around, hold onto and I really need to, literally and figuratively, let go.

The up side of this is, of course, that when you let go and there's an empty space, something always comes in to claim it. Like when you clear off your desk and before you know it, there's stuff there again.

Like that, but this year I've learned so much about what I carry around, both figuratively and literally, that I've had to make some choices, still have to make some choices, but the goal is to have what matters, what truly has meaning for me, what brings joy, beauty, laughter, whatever into my life claim that space. Hold onto those things. Yeah, that.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Quote for 11-26-10

The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.


We interrupt this hiatus

Well, one ofthe best things possible happened while I was away from this blog.

A way was made for me to be able to get to Vermont. That is where, if you've read this blog for awhile then you know, I want to be.

Just sent an email to a newspaper about a possible job and I've started looking at houses. Different though, this time around; looking at smaller places 'cause I won't have children around which feels so odd-- the thought of no children in my life 'cause there's always been kids there--27 years. Whew! That's quite a span of time.

I wish I could say that I have no idea what I will do with myself without my children around but then I'd be lying;-)

I've got plans. Boy, do I have plans. . .