My life is a series of transitions. Times where things shift in such a way that it requires a period of adjustment. I'm in one of those times now. As usual it requires a willingness to let go of the familiar and embrace the confusion of this moment. I'd like to say I know where I'll come out, but the reality is, I don't.
It's been my experience that the less I attach myself to the familiar the easier the transition is. With transition comes confusion. I struggle to come to terms with what's changed and what will stay the same. Letting go of old patterns of thinking and embracing the new ones isn't easy. There's an anxiousness. A burning need to see what's on the other side. The unknown.
One of the things I'm going to have to let go of for the time being is my blog and, sadly, my reviews. A sabbatical of sorts. While I don't know many specifics of the change, there are a few things I do know.
+ I've begun a new area of study. I'm currently completing course work through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute.
+ Ritual has always been important to me.
+I've struggled to create a sense of spirit in my life after choosing to leave
organized religion behind.
+ This new work will engage my writing, and creativity to provide meaningful
ritual and personal ceremony during important life transitions we all
experience over and over again in our lives.
As I enter this labyrinth of change, unsteady and anxious, I am confident, that like the many transitions that have gone before, I will emerge a better person. My desire to serve others in meaningful ways and connect with others on a deeper level will be improved and I'll become truer to the person that I am, the person I want to be.
There are a couple of loose ends that I will need to tie-up.
On July 24th, Project Madison's 2nd birthday, I will be releasing the second edition of the first book, under a new title, If Dogs Could Blog.
Next week I will release the new cover design, with chances to win copies. This new edition features illustrations by both the original artist the same creative gals that did It's NOT Just A Dog!
I have a few more Author to Author interviews that I will be posting down the road.
When I will return to a more regular blogging schedule and what that will look like still remains a mystery. But, rest assured...I will be back...
In the meantime, I'll be lurking around my favorite blogs, finding new ones and periodically, when I have something worth saying I may pop on for some dialogue.
Thank you for your understanding.
I hope this resonates with some of you. If so, let me know, it would be nice to hear from others that have or are going through a life transition.