On January 22nd, 2009 I declared this, the Year of the Lori. This is the year that I am going to make the changes in my life I've been waiting to make. This is the year that things are going to happen. Blockages, flow, negative energy, experience, cancer, infertility, career disillusionment, creative energy...They have all lead me down the path that has brought me to where I am now: the Year of the Lori.
This is the Year that:
- I will have a baby - now, this is a bold statement, considering the infertility issues my husband and I have had for the past 5 years but after 1 year of insemination and countless tests I'm just going to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and throw it out there. That's the secret..tell everyone.
- Start a new career path- In September I will begin a 3 year Photography program that will, ultimately, help me become a Professional photographer
- Get Healthy. Really! I mean it! Don't laugh! I WILL exercise again
Most of you know, from the fact that my lovely husband is such a media whore, that Maarten has cancer. So far the news is reasonable...his tumor is shrinking and we can hope for a full recovery (except for the presence of some possible scary spots on his lungs, but we won't worry about that now). This past 6 months have lead to a lot of reflection...and conclusions...why am I spending my time making a living that doesn't make me happy? Now, don't get me wrong, it's not a bad living...but it's not what I want to be or where I want to go. I need to do something more creative...and I need to have more control over my path. Doing something that I really want to was never a possibility before because....well, I never really knew what that was. The past two years have led me down a path that I think is right for me. So, by google, if at the age of 37 I have finally figured it out, I am CERTAINLY going to do whatever I can to get down that garden path!
So begins the Year of the Lori. I look forward to many positive things happening this year. Last year we decided that getting Pebbles was the best decision we made last year (incredibly entertaining and inspirational to watch a kitten in the early stages of discovery). She's also brought some life back to our Freddy as well as given us joy in a period when there was little to be found.
So, out with the old and in with the new!