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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Getting On With "It"!

Mired In The Florida Sand

Yep, that's me. Self-mired for the last few years in Central Florida. I have felt like I drove up from Delray Beach, got my "tires" stuck in the sand, and here I sit!

Before the move, I felt that I was so close to success, both Rob and I had good jobs and were financially solvent. We had a lovely small cottage and I had cleaning help for two years after back surgery. I had a wonderful circle of girlfriends who were fun and key in pushing me to write and self-publish my book.

I was in a writing cycle; it felt obsessive, but, now I know that is the nature of creativity. Even though I spent a lot of time on the writing, I had energy from the process that helped me with the domestic chores.

But, life moves on, and changes--that is the nature of life. I have had good times here; they are just different. Success cannot be measured by how much money one makes--it never has and never will be the right criteria.

I am trying to find my imprint at this stage of the game. I look at my image and am not sure who I am just now, not fully. "Joan" is a work in progress--under construction at the moment! I am in the journey, although it is so slow that it is almost imperceptible.

Blessings on you all, today. Do something nice for someone and for yourself, too--and smile!

Peace!

Joan the Turtle

3 comments:

  1. Joan, I relate to this post. You are younger than I, and you say you are a work in progress. We are all a work in progress, I think, until the day we die.
    Just when I felt I knew who I was and was supposed to be, I found myself working on the new person I am becoming, now alone, but still growing.
    "We write to learn who we are." This quote is so true. When mired down, write your way out.

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  2. We are all a work in progress. Life changes, we change, too. Nothing stays the same. Just keep on keeping on. We all go thought stages of being mired down. This too shall pass.

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  3. Glad to hear you are building a home in North Carolina. We look forward to your moving here full time. I hope you are having a great summer.

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