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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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Telling the Truth Tuesday - new beginnings

I am processing the fact that my singing group, Sugartime, in its current iteration, will be coming to an end at the end of April. My heart hurts from sadness. But I also know that when something like this happens, even though it may feel devastating, there is always opportunity for something new to come in. I simply need to take some time to figure out what it is I am wanting and needing to do now regarding singing and performing. So a process and journey begins to allow whatever that may be to emerge...

What journey are you on?
Blessings,
Karen

18 comments:

Pk Hrezo said...

Hey Karen! Sorry to hear about Sugartime. But hey more time for writing now, right? You have the right attitude--one door closes, another opens.
I know it still hurts tho. ((hugs))

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

What's refreshing is that you're so accepting and are making time to absorb this bad news and process it. I learn a lot from you, Karen. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Who knows where this will lead? We're both in a place of decision right now. Fortunately, we have time to think about it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Maybe you are being given more time to write?

Karen Walker said...

Pk, thanks for getting that last part - it does hurt.
Elizabeth, and I from you - thank you!
Alex, that's right - we have time and can let it emerge from a deep place in our hearts
Diane, I've thought of that, but I'm not sure I'm supposed to give up singing just yet - we'll have to see
Karen

Suze said...

Ah, Karen. That is a really big deal. I just want to sit with you and honor this transition.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Karen,

I know how much your group and singing means to you, BUT, something even better is waiting to be discovered. I am a firm believer in reinventing oneself when the time comes. I have been on SO many different journeys in my life, and I have another journey starting very soon.

Life is full of surprises, both wonderful and disappointing, the key is to enjoy the journey because life really is fleeting moment in one's existence, we need to make the most of it.

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Shaharizan Perez said...

Sorry that your singing group Sugartime will disband. You accept change very well. This is something I sometimes have difficulty with especially when it concerns my personal life. Very reflective post. :D

Claudia Moser said...

My current challenge is to take better care of myself, I need more me :)
Sorry for Sugartime, I am sure other opportunities will come!

Yvonne's World of Poetry said...

Life is full of journeys, I am trying to reunite my family.

Yvonne.

Arlee Bird said...

It's often sad to see one chapter end, but it means the next one is going to begin. You're the writer, so turn it into a good story. I'll bet there are other singers out there who'd love to join up with you. Then again, maybe a different type of opportunity awaits. Change is scary, but life goes on. Things will turn out well I'm sure.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Manzanita said...

Dear Karen,
I can understand how close the 3 of you must have become but look at it this way..... if she stays, you can't help but feel that she would rather be some other place and that would prolong the hurt.

I'm spooked by change too and my love is with you.

Glynis said...

One door closes, another opens. Your path is due to change, and all will be revealed one day. Maybe you are to go it alone, who knows what the future will bring. Good luck.

~Sia McKye~ said...

There is a saying, and I believe it, that says when a door closes another opens. And my take on that, if you don't see another door, look for the open window. :-)

Tonja said...

Maybe it will give you more time to write for a while until you find someone else to sing with you or another group to join. You love singing. You shouldn't give it up.

Claire Hegarty B said...

When one door closes, another opens. Things change. You have a great attitude.