Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Sunday, June 10, 2018
I can't wait to be with those two little munchkins full time again. Since I've been away I feel as if a limb is missing. Wish I could post pics, but parents have decided no photos on internet and I respect that (and agree with it) other than I wish you could see how adorable they are!
Wishing you all a fun-filled, happy summer and I'll catch up with everyone in the Fall.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I'm just posting a quick notice to say hi and let you all know I'm still here but as of this writing, I'm not writing. Life has taken a different turn, but I'm still visiting y'all when I can and trying to stay connected.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I almost feel like I don't belong here anymore. I am so disconnected from everything I've known in my life while I am caring for my twin grandbabies. I'm not writing. I'm not singing. I'm not dancing. I'm not with my friends. I am simply with these wonderful babies, loving and nurturing them as best I can. My husband realized that we only have three more weekends here with my son and his family before we head home and my heart and my arms are already aching. So here's where my insecurity lies this month. Do I leave the very wonderful life hubby and I have built and move closer to our grandchildren or do we find a way to visit often? It's expensive to fly back and forth -I don't know how much we can do that. What I know for sure is that we want to be part of these babies lives for as long as we're around, and having just turned 69, who knows how long that will be. I'm not being morbid or negative here, just realistic. So we have a lot to think about when we get home. I'm feeling so pulled apart by this decision. And that's where I'm at, folks...
How about you?
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Stay tuned and blessings....
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Today I am baby-free till 6 pm tonight, when we'll watch the babies so the kids can go have a nice dinner. Sometimes I question my sanity in agreeing to do this for three months, but the gratification and joy far outweighs the exhaustion. Mostly it's my age that makes it difficult.
Blessings to everyone,
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Well, it's been awhile since I've posted here (thank you, Alex, for reminding me). I guess because I'm not working on a writing project at the moment, this has not been top of mind for me. But there is a new writing project lurking in my subconscious and I'm struggling with whether I want to do it or not.
I've just become a grandmother to twins and I'm going to be flying back and forth to the East Coast fairly frequently.
I'm turning 69 in April and I'm not sure I want all the energy and attention that will be required to do this project to go to that project.
Partly, it's because I haven't been "successful" in the ways I hoped at writing. Yes, each book has been immensely satisfying to complete and put out in the world. But truthfully, they're not selling. And truthfully, I'm not doing anything to help them sell.
Perhaps there's a reason people retire in their sixties and seventies. We've worked hard at our careers all our lives and at some point, it becomes time to let go of "doing" and just "be."
Except I'm not happy when I'm not productive. And I'm not particularly happy when I'm not writing. Writing always has and probably always will, helps me make sense of my world. So...I'll probably peck away at this new project for that reason alone. It is another memoir...one that continues to chronicle this incredible healing journey I am on. Stay tuned....