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

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

 January 4, 2023

I haven't posted anything since April of last year. I'm trying to decide if I should keep this blog live or let it go. It meant so much to me to have this "connection" with so many wonderful people I've never met. At the time I was an active writer, but these days, when I'm soon to turn 74, I have just so much energy and it doesn't seem to want to be spent writing. I wish it would. I have a lot to say. If I did find the energy, it would probably lean towards my personal journey - things I've struggled with, things I've learned - I have no clue if that's of any interest to anyone - most of the bloggers I did know are authors. 

But I wanted to wish you all the very best in the coming year. May we find our way to peace in our hearts and in the world, despite the many political and psychological differences we seem to have as a species. Blessings to you and your families

Karen

5 comments:

Liza said...

Happy New Year. I started my blog as a personal journey, too. It morphed into something more writing related, but these days, I'm wondering if I might drift away from writing and more toward blogging about life. Hard to say, but I do know if stop posting entirely, you will be missed.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy New Year!
So many other things define you now and that's all right. Even if it's only a great once in a while, keeping the blog is fine. Readers who find your books can find you online. And those of us who are your friends know where to find you as well. Update here with whatever you want!

Karen Walker said...

Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. I think for now I'll keep the blog and write whatever and whenever Spirit moves me to do so.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hi Karen! Such a delight to hear from you. We would love to hear anything about where the journey has taken you now.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Happy New Year, Karen! And an early Happy Birthday, too! Glad to hear you'll blog when you feel like you want to. :)