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….

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

And then today….

Okay, I’ve been procrastinating long enough.

I’m somewhat timid about blogging, but this class (subtitled “A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity”) has given me the courage to begin in earnest.  It’s hard for me to imagine anyone would care about what I have to say, but I write for myself–if anyone else is interested, that is a bonus!

Two important components of The Artist’s Way is to write morning pages each day and to take an Artist’s Date all by myself once a week.  More about the date later.  This is the beginning of my new morning pages.  I wrote religiously each day while I was taking the twelve week class and I realize I miss them.

My first news of the day is a text that a close high school friend, Patty, has died.  All my high school friends are close as I grew up on a farm in a small community of Chenoa and there were only 42 of us in our graduating class of 1961.  Many of us enjoyed 12 years of school experiences together!

Time is very precious.  I’m more mindful of this every day.

Someone wrote on Facebook page that Patty had this Dr. Seuss’ quote prominently displayed in her home:

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss offers incredible wisdom and I like to quote him often.

And then today….

I will be working, listing a new property and showing another property.  I have much to write about my 30 years of real estate sales experiences–most of them very good!