I’m happy to report that today I successfully entered into my 44th year of life on this beautiful planet. A birthday is to me what New Years is to others, a time to look back and reflect and to roll out my dreams and goals for the coming year. It’s really exciting!
43 was a beautiful year for personal growth and overcoming challenges which I feel I did mostly with grace. A few breakdowns here and there but more for theatrics than anything, I am a Leo! But wow what a year. One year ago today I was beginning the big move to the new farm. I had no idea what was ahead. I spent my last birthday with friends at the new farm, fished for the second time in my life and got a hook stuck in my hand! HA! You can imagine what I was thinking the rest of the year would look like. This last year has had its challenges but with many rewards. I’ve been pushed to the edge of my ability and didn’t fall off so that to me is success!
This next year to come is going to be the year I nurture myself. It’s going to be my year of cheese. It’s going to be a year of scaling back, of simplifying and focusing on my strengths and building on them. No new projects, no hatching new ideas. I want to live as sustainably as possible. Live off the land so to speak and use as little as I can. I want to quiet myself down a bit, try not to do so much, but do enough. I guess 44 I hope is the year I find my balance.
I am so grateful and have such a deep love and respect for my friends and the people I am so blessed to have in my life. I cannot imagine a good life without them. I am so grateful to have such a loving, caring, supportive and generous partner to share this life with and I am so grateful for all the creatures I share this life with on the farm that teach me grace, patience and compassion.