I could also post a picture of the teenager living with us. Going from a childless home to a home with a teenager is a big change. I am not sure how long the arrangement will last -- anywhere from a few months to a couple years -- and we're just trying to take one day or one week at a time. Then again, my life is used to major upheaval like this, so I am not sure that even something like this counts for the day's post.
For me, there is rarely a time when I experience something that is immediately life-changing or life-impacting. Yes, there are the occasional deaths in families, major break-ups, disasters, and other bits and pieces of life's debris, but for the most part we all know to roll with the punches. What I find is that it is often the little things in life that end up having the most impact -- even if I don't realize it for several years.
Take, for instance, this book, the one I'm focused on for 2011 (well, the train's been derailed a bit this month, but it will be back up & running in no time):
I started reading The Artist's Way a few years ago and never made it very far, but I did adopt writing "morning pages." I had, at the time, an extremely stressful job. Writing was a way to clarify what I wanted and needed. I got out of the job and started looking for one that would be a bit more nurturing, healthier. What happened after that is a long story, or even several long stories. Suffice it to say I started reflecting more, listening to my inner self more, and eventually that led me here: to a year in which I decide to make it all the way through this book, embark on creative recovery, and embrace my crafty self.
I don't know where things will lead, but the joy of the journey lies in discovery, not in knowing the destination, and I discover new things all the time.