The days of February have proven to be a bit unpredictable – from 3 days of 70F weather to an exercise in creative CV writing to attending a Fundraiser I didn’t expect to attend… February as proven unpredictably uplifting and full of experiences. I even discovered the world of Pod Casts, connecting me to RTE Ireland, a treasure once enjoyed and then forgotten and now rediscovered!
February, in other words, has proven to be similar to January in that I have found being open to life to be the only way to live. There seems to be no room for expectation or the “same old” in 2011… and there is something that encourages me to think that the rest of the year will continue to flow accordingly suggesting that I can expect the unexpected!
The year is about “inspiration” and creating and being open. I find myself creating a CV over drafting a résumé; engaging in different activities; and opening myself over and over again to what life offers.
In this spirit, I am undertaking a different kind of post. I’m drafting, or creating, a letter from the future to someone describing my 2011. I suppose I am just writing my holiday letter a few (try ten) months in advance! Though I have written letters similar to this in the past, I have never tried this exactly… but why not??!!
24 February 2012
Dear Lori –
This morning I sat down and sorted through folder of poetry. I was delighted to find works penned about a year ago as inspired by your work. The forms of poetry you introduced on your site are delightful and have brought much to my life. Thank you.
This past year has been one of many changes. Looking back I have to smile as it feels like I have come a long way in such a short period of time. My house has transformed into one of much space and room. We love it. There was much light before, but now there seems to be even more. My flowers and cats have flourished – as has the kid who is growing and blossoming into even more love than one could imagine.
Professionally abundance flows! A change of positions in the middle of last year resulted in wonderful opportunities for more thinking and creating while I maintained the flexibility and location that allowed me to thoroughly enjoy being a mom. These professional changes also resulted in more financial freedom and opportunities of more theater and travel. We are spending part of this summer on the Mediterranean; very exciting.
In retrospect, 2011 was definitely a year of change. Thankfully I went into the year with an open mind, prepared to enjoy the opportunities as they appeared as there were many!
I hope that this finds you enjoying a wonderful year and preparing for a glorious spring filled with love and adventure.
Thank you Lori, for your words, your support, and your enthusiasm… and your continually fabulous posts!
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