No, the title of this post doesn’t refer to some abnormal gestational period, a severely delinquent bill, or a critical need to update professional head shots – although I desperately need to do the latter… send recommendations. However, after doing some quick math, I realized that my last blog was posted in May 2015, and gee, A LOT has changed since then.
Through analyzing this (mentally/emotionally required?) writing hiatus, I’ve come to realize that sometimes life delivers unexpected turns and pauses, and at times it completely changes course. With that, as long as we’re here for the ride, it never stops moving. So, here I am! After encountering a few potholes, some temporary road blocks, and even dead end streets, my internal GPS has rerouted me back to this part of… well, me; the part I like to share with you with the intent to inform, entertain, and ultimately inspire.
Initially, I felt overwhelmed by the onus of getting my readers up-to-speed, so I decided the easiest way would be to create a little list or timeline. I didn’t want to bore you with very lengthy paragraphs, and I could actually only remember a few proud or happy moments; sometimes we allow one or two major downers to overshadow all the good. Because I couldn’t recall many moments that I wanted to share, I decided to flip through my photos to jar my memory and then to create a picture collage. I immediately became surprised and grateful for so many forgotten victories and beautiful moments the past year or so has brought me. I must have been on auto pilot for quite some time!
For the aforementioned reasons, I encourage you to do the same. Whether or not you’ve encountered any dramatic life changes or even setbacks, take time to reflect on the recent past. Don’t just try to think of the good, actually take time to write down any positive times. I’m almost certain you’ll begin to see that life is not as dismal as it may seem at times. There are so many blessings woven into our burdens.
Without much more ado, below are a few snapshots of some of my proudest and most humbling moments – including that one time when I GOT TO PERFORM IN A SHOW WITH MY SON JARED for his debut acting role!!! That is by far my most cherished memory. Take a look!
My hope is that I continue to share this journey with all of you and that you are inspired to chase your dreams knowing anything is possible if it’s for you, if you work for it, and if you persevere through any and all circumstances. Again, there are so many blessings in your burdens. Until next time…
So much love,