Ending an Eventful 2007

Posted: 1st January 2008 by Glenda (and Jack) in passion, writing
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What an exciting time–the end of one year and thoughts of a new–with even an extra day this leap year to get all those tasks done that never get finished. Like, uh, well, those Christmas cards that I still didn’t get out for at least 3 years in a row. Maybe I should take this years’ extra day of February 29 to address next year’s Christmas cards? Oh, but I forgot. . . .

February 29 is the day our third grandbaby is due.

This calendar year our family’s activities were so myriad I had to completely leave my writing except for the one magazine in Phoenix for which I still write on assignment.

Then on June 2, we got plopped into true empty nest with the marriage of our second child. “So, what do we do now with our lives whereas parenting has been our focus since our firstborn in 1976?”

I had no idea what a self-fulfilling prophecy I was establishing for myself when I began writing this year about following passions. My husband and I love each other’s company and still consider ourselves best friends but weren’t sure what to do now. It didn’t take us long to figure it out.

In July, we bought a life-long passion: a 25 foot sailboat (1969) which we are completely restoring. In August, I went back to doing something I hadn’t done in over 24 years. I renewed my hobby of doing Faberge style eggs using mostly ostrich eggs and some goose eggs. In October, I got involved with the Literacy Council. I again started teaching ESL-English as a Second Language—-something I hadn’t done in almost 20 years. I cherish the thrill of teaching viable skills to help people become what they want to be.

Now, for 2008 I’m getting back to writing—or rather I’m just starting.

I hope and pray that you will know your passions in life and be able to do something in 2008 to live those passions out.

If you care to share, I’d love to hear all about your life’s passions and what you are doing to make them happen.

Many blessings to you for 2008!


~ Glenda 
  1. andie says:

    I was so excited to see that you had written on here again! I love reading what you write, it is like talking to you in person! I miss you, and hope to see you on Jan. 8th. We are going to be there for the potluck. Please be there, I didnt get to see you last time :)