Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sunday Scribblings # 40 DESTINATIONS





I don´t know who said it but I agree that
"OUR PATH IS OUR DESTINATION"
One year ago I decided to try my hand at writing a blog. I had found Swirly Girl by coincidence after looking for women artists on google and after looking through her links I realised that there was a whole world out there that I hadn´t known existed...bloggers on a path to write, share and encourage each other. I ached and craved to be a part of this movement so I set up a blogger account and started writing. After a few posts Jamie found me, Megg, Alexandra and Laini soon followed and I am so grateful for these and all the other connections I have made here.
One of my first posts was about getting organised and I have truly managed to accomplish this during the last year by organising, simplifying and giving away things and taking steps to being a more conscious and creative consumer. That´s what 2006 was about for me, reducing to make space and time for the important people and things in my life.
In July and August I was able to go back to Australia for a holiday and it opened my eyes to a lot of things. Spending time with my parents and my brother showed me that the greatest gift I can give my children is unconditional love and an acceptance of who each one of them is as an individual with thoughts and feelings that should be respected. I believe that I recognise this because I didn´t experience that kind of love myself and that it was a lesson I had to learn.
In 2006 I turned 40 and I feel like I´ve made progress, I am more caring and forgiving towards myself, I am more grateful for all that I have because I have seen my world new through this blog and through the eyes of those who come here, I am more disciplined and I will continue on this path to play, discover, enjoy and experience. HAPPY 2007!

13 comments:

Mirre said...

You've really accomplished a lot this year! I hope 2007 will be even better for you!!

Laini said...

It was great to meet you this year, too, Claudia, and to read about your journey and accomplishments this year as they unfolded. Reading your blog, I have no doubt you are encouraging your sons to grow into their full and unique potential, showering them with unconditional love. It sounds like they're living a wonderful, ideal kind of childhood. And congrats on the organizing!!

Frances said...

Discovering blogging was a biggie in my life.
It opened up me up to the creative side of myself that was always being sat on by the business side of myself.
It's my first week at Scribblers.
Happy 2007!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

"I realised that there was a whole world out there that I hadn´t known existed...bloggers on a path to write, share and encourage each other." I totally relate to that statement. I have only recently discovered the extent to which blogging occupies time and space in many people's lives. I am getting more and more into it myself.

Happy New Year!

liz elayne said...

happy new year to you! i am so glad i connected with you in blog world this year...and it has been wonderful to see your creative side bloom and bloom.

wish you could take a trip across the pond to help me with organizing and teach me all that you have learned this year. i plan to focus on organizing this year...kicking and screaming all the way...but smiling when it is over.

Kristine said...

Happy New Year!

shellyC said...

Happy New Year Claudia!! You have achieved so much - well done. may 2007 be all you want and more.
shelly

Jamie said...

Claudia, can you believe we've been through a whole year? It sounds like it's definitely been a pivitol one for you. I've really enjoyed being on this journey with you and reading about your thoughts and discoveries, seeing your beautiful creations. (btw, I totally want to be in the world of your Enjoy collage!) May 2007 be full of inspiration, success, laughter and clarity. I'm so glad I've met you.

megg said...

Claudia I have seen such a change in you since we first 'met!' You inspire me constantly with your resolve and your ability to follow through. Well done, you on a year of massive growth and change - and I wish you and your familiy an incredible 2007!!!
xoox

Hanna said...

full speed ahead - in 2007! let's go girl, and don't forget to bring your glue stick! :-)

take care and may your year be great!

Alexandra G said...

I find your spirit, heart, and generous heart simply remarkable Claudia and I, too, am so, so grateful to have "met" you this past year. I will forever remember the pillow you made me at just one of the worst times in my life and I hope the kindness is returned to you tenfold in ways large and small. And your blog!....its just an endless marvel of love and color and creativity! I can't wait to read the continuing unfolding discoveries of your life! happy new year!!

Tammy said...

Your collages are lovely!! I haven't done any collage in SO long - you may just inspire me to try some more!

Rethabile said...

Life does begin at forty, doesn't it? Have a Happy New Year...