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Monday, November 7, 2016

My New Life - Creating My Tomorrow

Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women's Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul.

November is a special month for many reasons. It’s my birthday month. It’s Thanksgiving’s month. And now it is the month that starts a new season of my life.

A little background is in order.

My granddaughter and great granddaughter have lived with me this past year. Having them here was a blessing in many ways but it also created challenges in keeping to my Writing Goals. Having a little face light up when she toddled into my office in the morning, wanting hugs, up and to share kisses? Well, sucker that I am, that took precedence over whatever I was working on. And then there were the emergency child care days when the regular people weren’t available. Of course I said ‘yes’ and turned off the computer.
Ringing my gong almost a year ago

Last Friday they moved on to their new life and that meant I either went back to my old life from before they arrived or I created a new life.

Since it’s my birthday month, I decided a new life was what I wanted to create.

Rearranging the furniture came first.

Well, not exactly—first was the cleaning. No, actually first happened over the last two weeks they were here. I went through every kitchen cupboard and shelf as well as the pantry shelves and where I store other things. If I couldn’t remember when I last used it, I put it out for her to take. Setting up a household for the first time can be expensive! And since I was going to be a household of one did I really need 8 spatulas?

When they pulled out of the driveway, I rearrange the kitchen and cleaned the countertops.

Next came changing the arrangement of my living room furniture.

Life is about choices. And I firmly believe my Glasser tagline:
Your Choices Today Create Your Tomorrow.

Since I want my “tomorrow” to be filled with love and gratitude, I’m choosing to focus on what I want to create or manifest in this new phase of my life.

What about you? Have you a defining moment in your life when you’ve made major changes, even deciding to take your life in a new direction?

Please share!

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Madelle Morgan said...

The baby got a great start to life, having a grandma to love it for that time together--a gift for all three of you, perhaps?

I know you're putting a positive spin on their moving to their own place, and that's obviously what needs to happen at some point, but (sniff) I'd personally be in tears.

Big hugs, Judith.

Judith Ashley said...

Thanks, Madelle. I will admit I miss those smiles and hugs. She has also mastered the 'evil eye' that on an 18 month old is really funny. However we do not laugh at her but we do turn away or our hands fly to cover our mouths.

What I miss the most, besides the smiles, hugs and kisses is just seeing her learn something new every day. They change so fast at this age. The good thing is that I've learned to do Skype so I'll have some face time with her soon!

Having had one or both of my granddaughters living with me for over 20 years, I'm grateful they've created safe, loving lives for themselves and I can be 'just a grandma' again. Oh, I do miss the hugs! from both the little one and her mom so thanks for the virtual ones!