Last day of 2014…reflections

My sweet girl almost made it to 14...blind and deaf at the end but she always loved me

My sweet girl almost made it to 14…blind and deaf at the end but she always loved me





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2014 for me has been an incredible year…as I look back on my year so much emotion bubbles forth.

I lost a very dear friend to cancer, I had to put my dog to sleep, I closed my two offices.  Lots of emotion on one end of the pendulum, yet on the other side I worked this whole year on studying for my batmitzveh and I had my ceremony on the weekend of my 50th birthday Thanksgiving weekend.  My students threw me the best going away party one could hope for.  3 of 4 of my kids celebrated with me.  So many things that were amazing this past year.    December 2, I moved to Baja to begin to write my book, my memoir.  It will be the story of my grandmother, my mother and my story, our combined journeys and how each of them contributed to the me I am today.

As I reflect back on my 3 losses, if my friend and my dog hadn’t passed (because those of  you who knew DD, knew she would have never approved of me leaving Palm Springs) and if I hadn’t made the choice to close my offices, I wouldn’t be where I am today writing in Mexico.

I know that saying good-bye to my student and friend was a gift.  It gave me the strength to make some decisions for myself, it changed my focus knowing that we are not guaranteed any certain number of days…and what was it that I needed to do.

I knew what it was, I needed to have the quiet and space to write.  I wanted to write what I haven’t had the time to write with running my business and teaching.

My new year, new me actually started on December 2 with my move.  blog 12-31 bruce on steps

To date as of right now, I have over 60,000 words in my book.

I am grateful…grateful for all of you and grateful for my new vision of my writing and with Linda as my business partner, some great retreats are coming your way!blog 12-31 me and bruce baja

Flying to our new home

Flying to our new home

My two oldest children Kent and Kristen opened the Ark for the Alenu

My two oldest children Kent and Kristen opened the Ark for the Alenu

Rabbi with me after I chanted my Haftorah

Rabbi with me after I chanted my Haftorah

She was one of my best friends...

She was one of my best friends…

1 Comment to “Last day of 2014…reflections”

  1. Quite an extraordinary journey.

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