And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran



Thursday, May 03, 2012

Getting Un-Stuck

It's been two years. Can you believe that? For two years, I have felt.... stuck. It seemed like every day was a repeat of the one before. I had hopes/dreams/plans for the future, but I wasn't making any headway. It seemed as if I would be stuck in that place forever.

And then it changed.

Really, the change started about a year ago. Words were said that I really heard for the first time (thank you, Mama Jeannie!!!). I started to think. Then, last fall, I started to act. Action led to more thinking, which led to more intentional action, which led to new thinking, etc...

The last piece in this crazy puzzle fell into place right around the new year. Suddenly, the doors opened wide for me. I was no longer stuck at the crossroads in my life. I was no longer trying to wade through a tar pit, sinking more with every step.

It feels good.

Projects are being started (and getting finished!). I am learning to take time for myself (and not feel guilty). I am planning for my future, and it is bright.

So this is my announcement, ladies and gentlemen (if there are any of you left that read this - hi, Fr. Peter!!). I am back, and you better hold on to your hats, because I'm a whole new Barefoot!!!

6 comments:

Kelli said...

You have to let us in on some of the details!! Good to see you!!

webb said...

Been missing you and wondering for the little sprouts are. Hope to learn more soon.

jenny said...

Rooting for you every step of the way!! :o)

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

I know your back, I can see the light shining from over the Atlantic Ocean from here in the UK.

Get ready all Barefoot fans; this is going to be some white knuckle ride!!!

Toriz said...

Excellent news! :)

Looks like this is a good year for a lot of people; hope it gets even better from here! :)

P.S. while I'm getting help with word verification to prove I'm still here and say, "yay you," I thought I'd let you know that I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog this month. Just take a look at my "A is for Anouncement" post from yesterday for details. :)

barefoot gardener said...

Wow, guys! Thanks for welcoming me back so warmly. I'm glad to know that there are still folks out there who remember little ol' me ;-)