WALKING IN THIS WORLD

And then today…

Finally!  A new year, a new resolution, a new burst of energy, a new priority list and A NEW RECKONING!

This will be the year of my  75th birthday and I know I’m running out of time to do all the things I want to do and to accomplish my goal of peace in the world!  It is a hard pill to swallow along with the daily cocktail of blood pressure and other medications (more explanation on “other” another day) but the reality check is causing me to get back to work!

Earlier I wrote of THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron class I took at Mayslake.  I considered it to be my specialized twelve step, twelve chapter adventure into a new way of thinking and courage to get out of my comfort zone.  In a nutshell, it involved weekly meetings, writing morning papers and an artist date.

Soon I will begin a new twelve week follow up with WALKING IN THIS WORLD by the same author.  I look forward to a new burst of creativity as well as the energy surge.

I am presently taking an art journal class and writing the layers of memories of my fifteen years creating and selling soft sculpture “people” under my business name of Marli Originals.  Because the public was eager for my nudes, I often call it my “soft porn” years.

I now am looking like these ladies myself!

I am finishing up my continuing education classes for selling real estate for at least another year, maybe two.  Last year was a successful year in real estate transactions over 3 million.  More important than the money is the trust and satisfaction in  helping friends and neighbors through trying times.

I look forward to a new Goofy year.  Time is running out….

Women’s March Chicago–Activism?

Ouch!  I haven’t been keeping up with this blog.

 

Our new POTUS with one insulting tweet after another,  one alternate truth (big lie) after another, one disruptive and destructive executive order after another….so I’ve now become an activist!

I posted these photos on Facebook and I am still hearing repercussions from conservative family and friends.  I live in one of the most Republican counties in the United States.   Most of my extended family supported Trump.  They were quite negative to Hillary.  Why?  It has to be life experiences.

Now the question is, do I really care?   I’ve been wrestling with this every day.  I watch the new members of the congress and I’m worried.  I hear family say “give him a chance” over and over and then I see Trump’s actions and hear his words.  This is hard.  I have difficulty being around some people whom I use to respect.  I’ve dug deep for the return of my sense of humor.

I guess all this is a form of grief.  I’ve only reached the anger stage.  What will tomorrow bring?