so, wow. it has been a while since my last post. and, while i had planned on writing every day, or at least once a week, the past few months have gotten away from me. at the end of january (where did this month go? seriously), i find myself wanting to write again - here, in the blog; and elsewhere, just for myself.
while writing recently (elsewhere), i was thinking about the new year and the new start that is surely underway. i remember writing this - "i can actually feel it - a new start beginning." i've begun many years wondering how each year would be different from the last; how the year ahead could be better than the year that had passed; what new things i could try. this was the first new years, though, where i could actually feel a starting over beginning shortly after i watched a large part of my life come to a close at the end of 2009. and it was the first time in my life when i could feel different, better and new things coming in the days ahead.
with an end and a brand new start comes many opportunities for change, growth, repair and the trial of new things. not until recently was i ready for this; not until recently was i ready for a new kind of life - one filled with people, places and things that i might never have known had last year been any different.
with this new life just beginning, and with these new opportunities ahead, i carry with me the many lessons i have learned over the past year. in the next entry, i'll get back to the commandments and get into one commandment in particular - call it a lesson learned.