2014 has left me feeling like a gerbil on a wheel going around and around. I have been running from place to place with little time for myself checking things off of my to-do list.
Perhaps 2014 was about laying the foundation for 2015. Most of the time, the phrase, The Only Constant is Change, seems to apply to my lifestyle, but not this year, and not by choice.
At this point, I turn, walk away from each beautiful door and search for another. For now, I continue to run along in the tiny, claustrophobic gerbil wheel.
While waiting for a new door to open, I’m grateful for many wonderful things in my life. This year, I’ve written for a variety of publications in the Rochester area.
The most memorable article was about a Drag Queen for the publication, Rochester Women Magazine. The article was so much fun to write, and the Drag Show was an interesting event to attend!
I also began writing a wine column for Rochester Women Magazine.
In 2014, I had articles published in RW, Radish Magazine, The Wagazine, Experience Rochester and the local newspaper.
The adventurer in me went on several hikes and snowshoeing excursions in Whitewater State Park. I also ran my first 10K! I’m not a fast runner, but I ran the whole way and crossed the finish line!
My husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary in July. Our celebration led us to the Black Hills and the Badlands in South Dakota.
In August, I started teaching Wine & Canvas events with a friend so that I could exercise another creative bone in my body. To my surprise, the events have been very successful. Denise and I hosted six different Wine & Canvas events and one children’s event.
But best of all, I started this blog! To all of you who have commented, liked and followed this little blog of mine, thank you! I love sharing my life experiences one haiku at a time. I look forward to building relationships with other bloggers and sharing more experiences.
Despite all of the challenges, I’ve enjoyed 2014, but I’m looking forward to 2015. May there be at least one door that stays open long enough for me to step inside. Cheers to you all! Thank you again for your readership!
be in the present
touch, taste, smell, hear—
remember to dream
What was the best thing that happened to you this year?
Have a safe and happy New Year!