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!
Joan the Turtle