Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The sun is setting on another year

Winter sky

I'm not feeling poetic or profound on this last day of 2008. I can name the feelings running around inside me: a bit of melancholy and tiredness, but there is also an elixir of calm, hope, and anticipation. Surely a mixed bag if ever there was one.

I guess the biggest question I have for myself today is: do you dare to dream big?

The scared part of me wants to stay in its illusion of safety. (If I don't think big, I won't fall big.) But the rest of me knows the soul-sucking quality of staying in my cave.

We are all born to be more than we think we are. I remind myself that I am no exception to the rule.

Lesley Riley has written a wonderful piece about being specific about your desires. It is easier to create the life we want when we can picture it clearly in our mind. So. I will dare to be clear, and specific, as I think about what I want in 2009.

A happy new year to all!


Cotton Picker said...

Happy New Year to you too, Judy.

Lisa Gallup said...

Happy, happy New Year, Judy!! Love that photograph!

Stacia said...

Happy New Year! I hope you are right about getting my muse back. I think she took an extended vacation. I love the doll you made for your mother in law.

Plain Jane said...

Happy New Year Judy!

inkberryblue said...

What a beautiful photograph.
I've been reflecting on where I am in my life too. This year I'm going to take on a new direction ~ I'm going to try and nourish and nurture my personal life ~ and that's going to take courage!
Blessings to you on your journey into the new year, Judy.