Starting Over…

7:13 AM
       This is MY mantra! Thank you, Rebecca Budd from for posting this inspiring quote on your Google wall today! It gave me a boost!
        I have started over so many times…and NOW–It is EVERYDAY! In the past, when I was younger, I set different personal goals for myself somewhere in my brain and met many of them—but then, the dream would end, and the castle came down—so, I would select a new way of being…now I have been using the word, “retired”–and have come to hate it–because it sounds like a final burrito wrap before I am placed in the microwave!
        Now I am NO LONGER retired—I am an artist and a writer!
        I have declared it and I am starting over! And I an NO LONGER RETIRED!  Do NOT even say the word to me! I refuse to be defined by it! It stirs up such wrath in me, it is unbelievable.  For me, the word is a death sentence! A finality, a giving-up to life and awareness and NEW ideas and ways of being!
        I hope I grow until my last breath!
        And I know I will get  a barrage of people who say I am over-reacting or overly sensitive.  Yes, I am! That is who I am.  And I will NOT be limited by such a word. And I am NEVER going to retire!
       If others want to retire and use that WORD, that is their business.
       I am going to LIVE to the fullest each moment!  I will discover new secrets of the universe!  I will read and grow each day from this moment on!
       It has been raining all week in Wisconsin and winter temperatures can be a challenge, but the cold weather also brings with it the idea of a warm fireplace, snuggling with a good read, a settling down and taking an easy breath in of the activities of the summer, the charm of the falling leaves, the clearing out of the foggy mind with the brisk Autumn air, the chance for renewal and awe at what life is going to bring–and, last but not least, the biting into one of those crisp McIntosh apples!
       Onward and forward into the ripples of LIFE! I am renewed!  YAY!

22 thoughts on “Starting Over…

  1. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    No wrath here from me!! I do have to say that I’m proudly RETIRED!! However, it’s from a job that was draining me, changing me for the worse. I’m “retired” from THAT …. no retired from anything else!! I grow & learn every day. The difference, now is I have lots of time for growing & learning. Hugs …


  2. Dr. Rex says:

    Love it!!! But I AM so happily retired!! Lol …. The word doesn’t define me … it gives me so much extra time. I see you’re writing!! Hugs!!


  3. georgiakevin says:

    What an outstanding and inspiring blog. You strike me as someone who has a lot of positive energy. Keep on keeping on please.


  4. Mary Jane Farrell says:

    Words, like life, are what we create with them. Most important is to define our SELFS in our own unique manner and to be at peace with that. It should be of no matter to another. You have well stated that here. Blessings for each unique journey.


  5. Just Patty says:

    Yes! 🙂
    You go my friend!
    Love & Hugz ❤


  6. Yoshiko says:

    Yes, retire is a taboo for me


  7. Continue to grow! There is no porch sitting for you or me. Let’s keep going because there’s too much to do. 😀


  8. says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!


  9. Tanveer Rauf says:

    loved reading:) thanks


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