Time to Begin Again!


I love the way things just happen! As I was reading my morning thoughtful book today something shifted inside me. I found myself ready once again to write some blogs. I’ve been reluctant to write since Christmas. I wrote one in January called ‘Cocoon’ describing how I have been feeling these last few months. I’ll post it soon. But today, something changed.

Is it because I live in a village where I meet authors? Last night we had a Volunteers Appreciation Event. It’s another story about how I ended up there, for we’ve only been in this village for six months, but there I was at a table with two published authors. One of them I know quite well and the other, I’ve read one of her books, but never chatted with her before. Two days earlier I was in one of my village book clubs, chatting with another village author.

In this small village there are so many accomplished people. In six months I’ve met dancers, artists and authors, structural engineers, accountants, lawyers and trauma doctors, designers of water parks, sea captains and airline pilots, nurses, social workers and paramedics, home schoolers, mountaineers, pastry chefs and end-of-life doulas. The list goes on and on and on. Most of all, I’ve met kind, generous and good people. Each one welcoming of newcomers into their village.

So last night, at the Volunteer Appreciation Event, as we sat in a rain forest drizzle at the local beach, sipping wine and eating pizza, something got stirred up in me. I recalled thirty-five years ago when I began writing a Harlequin Romance – yes I did! But… I didn’t finish it.  I’ve started writing my spiritual memoir … but not finished that either. I tired one time to pull my devotional writings together into a book….but  – you guess it, that’s not finished either.

I’m feeling like it’s time to begin again, but probably not the Harlequin Romance!

I’m not ready to commit to a weekly blog like I did before. I am ready to begin writing and I’ll post as I go along. You might never know when you’ll hear from me. I do enjoy hearing from you Gentle Reader, but truthfully, I write for myself. I think things through as I write. I record them. If they are helpful to you – that’s a joy.

Do you have things that you’ve begun and not finished? How do you know when you’re ready to begin again?

Today I have joy in my heart. Not an adrenaline pounding excitement, but a simple warm, deep glow. Writing is a part of who I am. I’m delighted to be able to tap/write again.

I wonder what will emerge. I wonder where it will lead me/us.

Love and prayers


Mystic in Motion

5 thoughts on “Time to Begin Again!

  1. Anne: Very glad to read your notes again. Tim Taylor has set us a goal of reading the Bible for Lent. It is an organized reading that starts with a Psalm or two then a hefty assignment eg. Ezekiel 1-24. Tomorrow is all of Matthew. We finish up with Revelation 22 chapters.

    My husband Ian’s sister who lives in Kelowna B.C. and I will be travelling to Salt Spring Island to visit Fraser’s Thimble Farms in July. They have rare and unusual plants. She also has a son to see too near Courtenay

    I am keeping interested with North York Garden club, painting, volunteering at TBG library .and. TBG book club.

    Keep writing. Best wishes, Joan



  2. Anne, it was so …… wonderful to hear from you again. I’ve missed your writings and keeping connected with you, knowing where you are and what’s going on in your life.

    I am going to a Contemplative Fire gathering here on the 25th. It’s about an hours drive but Tony will take me.

    I’m keeping quite busy. We’re having a few visitors, Jan and Laura were here at March Break. We had a wonderful time with them. It was a joy to show them around.
    Lovely to be in touch again.

    Love, Barbara.


  3. Anne, I did leave a comment but I’m not sure that you got it as I can’t see it anywhere…,
    Perhaps you could let me know.
    Thanks . Barbara A


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