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 17, 2011
I've applied to begin receiving social security benefits. I will turn 62 in April. Truly,I cannot believe I am old enough to collect social security. Inside, I feel hmmmm, 17? 24? 35? Certainly not a day over 40. To me, this truly means I am retired. In a way, it is quite freeing, because retired people don't work unless they want to. So whatever writing I get done, that's okay. And if it doesn't happen,which is the way it's been for awhile now, that's okay, too, because, after all, I'm retired. I don't have to be productive in the way I've always felt I had to be. Each day I am trying to be the best Karen I can be in any given moment, to take good care of myself, to be of service wherever possible, and try to figure out what it is I'm meant to do. If that's still writing, it will come. I have to trust that.
What are you musing about today?