2013 – A Year Of Firsts


Rainy Day Books

“The only failure is not to try.” ~Debbie

“Success is a ‘try’-angle.” ~Debbie

I slid into 2013 from a very hectic and rewarding ending to 2012.   Jamie Lee Curtis was on television discussing her new children’s book.  I fell in love with the book’s title, becoming my resolutions for 2013 — a year of “firsts.”  Giddy with the possibilities swirling in my head, common sense negotiated on a minimum of six.  As always, the unpredictable elements of having SPS & brittle diabetes is a hovering storm cloud over my sunny dreams, but it makes for an interesting life. (!??!)

Balance was key in selecting my goals — physical challenge, mind stimulation, spiritual growth, life experience.  January quickly passed working on a physical challenge.  SPS unpredictability makes completion a Vegas bet.  “The only failure is not to try.”  On a friend’s invitation, I was introduced to an unexpected mind stimulation.  I absolutely love it and look forward to future meetings, the possibilities.

I hope to explore some cultural avenues.  Sharing a mutual love for the outdoors, a playing in the dirt buddy asked me, “Why?”

My answer was, “Life is a buffet.  I want to taste different things.”

Recently I bought a very unique hourglass.  It is fascinating to watch the sand slowly sift in the beginning to a rapid sinkhole as it empties.  With a flip, I can watch it empty again.  Life is not an hourglass.  I do not get a second flip when the sand empties.

I am excited and a little anxious about this year — “tries, sighs, and high fives.”  In an evening celebration, I turn on an oldies music channel on the television and light a scented candle.  I fire up the grill to cook steak, medium well coupled with a salad.  Toasting life, my life, I take a sip of a great Merlot, thinking about where I have been and where I am going.

As 2013 unfolds… “step by step; day by day.”

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” ~Chinese Proverb

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