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?
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