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, January 3, 2011
Monday Musings - I'm back!!
I spent Christmas on a cruise ship in the Caribbean with hubs and two dear friends from Portland, OR. We flew to San Juan Puerto Rico, spent two days, then got on the ship for 8 nights. Each day we woke up in a different port: St. Thomas, St. Marteen, St. Lucie, Antigua, Grenada and Barbados. I didn't think I'd like cruising much, but given the stress of the last few months of my life, it was just what the doctor ordered. After sightseeing all day, it was lovely to come back to the ship and have a great meal, then choose between a show, a movie, listening to one of 5 music choices (piano bar singer, classical guitarist, Latin trio, standards trio, and a fab dance band. I danced like I haven't danced in years (rock 'n roll). Came home refreshed and renewed.
I'm not sure what's in store re blogging this year. For now I will keep to my Monday, Tuesday, and Friday posting schedule. I don't have permission to talk about the thing closest to my heart, but I'm hoping I still have words inside that need to come out in this very public venue. And I hope those words have meaning for those of you reading this.
Please tell me what your holidays were like. I've missed hearing about your lives.
P.S. I'm typing this on a new Apple computer and have been unable to upload photos to the blog. As soon as I figure it out, I'll post some from the trip.