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
Monday, April 5, 2010
I'm in love with "Millie," our new Hybrid. She can travel more than 600 miles on one tank of gas, she's beautiful, and she tells me where to go. You have no idea how much time she is going to save me. I used to have to leave my house 1/2 hour to 3/4 of an hour early, in case I got lost. And if I went from my house to Point A and then had to go to Point B from Point A, I'd have to go home first to get to Point B. Not now. Millie tells me how to get there. All I have to do is tell her a street address and city and boom, she directs me every step of the way. She's my new BFF.
Easter Sunday was hard without MIL. We still went to brunch with our friend and her mom, just as we'd done the past few years with MIL, but there was someone missing at the table. I wasn't ready to lose her just yet, which is what is making the grieving so much harder. I'm working on accepting what is and this past week was the first time I felt fairly normal again.
Spring has brought renewed energy for my writing projects. What has the renewal that is Spring brought you?