Thursday, March 29, 2018

New Year, New Place

After 27 years in one place, we moved. And we are now in a 55 Plus community, as they call it. It was time. Many younger people can be heard saying, "I'd never live in THAT kind of a place." Well, as the saying goes, "don't knock it 'till you've tried it." There comes a time when it suddenly makes sense to you. As do many other things in our lives! Oh, how I wish I had the wisdom of age when I was young and dumb! I think some people are born wise and Art calls them the "old souls." They may have been around before. The rest of us have to get knocked on the head enough times to shake sense into it. I think these reflections were somewhat prompted by rereading one of Robert Kiyosaki's books. He must have been one of those people I'm talking about, although he gives much of the credit for his intelligence to his mentor. Robert Kiyosaki, of course, writes on the subject of finance and understanding what you want out of life and how to get it.

We spent most of last year getting ready to sell our house, selling it, and then moving with tons of boxes. Writing had to go to the back burner, although I did take a writing course. I thought I was signing up for one class and then realized it was a whole series of classes so I just went ahead and did it. It is really a wonderful series so it was well worth it. I just felt at the time that I was running in place and wished I had more time to spend on it. However, as they say, that's life. I don't have anything to publish this year. I do have a few short stories but not enough to put together.

Anyway, I'm trying also to get to know this place we have landed in. It seems very nice, really, so far, after about a month. I'm hoping that it might inspire me. I suppose anything at all can. It's just getting to put something down on that darned blank page!






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