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It's been a long time since I have written a post. I thought the habit of writing posts had been cemented. But then the news of December 2 , my husbands job loss arrived and while I have managed a few postings, I found myself unable to write them on a regular basis. Something was different.

The other day it came to me, I simply needed the inward quiet time to process, shift , adjust , accept, re-group and create a new and different vision of life and self. The image of the metamorphosis that occurs within the cocoon seems vivid to me now. New life is beginning to emerge from the old. I simply needed to crawl inside for awhile, to be still.

Now, four months later, acceptance of new realities and new possibilities are surfacing. It's time to embrace the changes and move forward. The old is giving way to the new. Many things have changed since early Dec and a new and different comfort zone is emerging. I feel the change.

As all this has unfolded, during this time of inward quiet, I finished the rough draft of my book. I've re structured our budget to accept the financial tsunami we encountered and have totally redesigned our house for this next phase of life. I've taught wonderful groups of students who helped to keep me grounded in what I know, and ultimately brought me full circle to the roots of this blog. I am grateful for what changes us.

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Reader Comments (1)

What an amazing photo and beautiful blog! Thank you for your words and your example. As you know, my life is radically changing. While it has been our choice to pack up our lives and move to Oregon, it has been extremely unsettling inside and out. Your blog reminded me that before the caterpillar can become a butterfly, she has to turn to mush. I feel like I am in the mush stage, but now I realize that is a good thing! Thank you!

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Hood

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