I woke up this morning reflecting on another month ending.  Just last month I started the journey of leaving Baja, a place I called home for 2 years.  I gave away most of my things (again)…I said my good-byes and traveled north.  As I traveled north on the roads I regretted that this was the first time of driving through Baja, each time Bruce and I traveled it was by the 90 minute flight.  The terrain was beautiful and the 2 day trek allowed my mind to be grateful for the world that I live in.

As each mile passed I smiled and thanked the universe for the past and welcomed the future.

As I write this I am looking out from a very different window than I was last year.  The trees are covered in snow hanging down so majestically.  The fire is blazing and my little dog is laying next to me, I swear he looks like he is smiling in his sleep!

I can’t imagine being happier than I am at this moment and yet I know I will be happier next week, next month, next year.  That is life, choosing to live life to the fullest, but it is a choice.  I didn’t just fall into this life I lead, I worked and struggled and achieved what I wanted.  Is life perfect?  Of course not, but that is what makes the journey so exhilarating.

Last month brought me up the Baja, through California, Oregon and now Washington.  I get to spend time with my granddaughter every week.  I am now a part of her life, not just someone who comes to visit.

I reflect and am grateful for the journey and the path I get to walk each day.  And the best part….I have this little pumpkin to show me the way!

1 Comment to “Reflections…”

  1. I loved your reflection on life changes.Whether by choice or not, I realize I need to see the positives in and be grateful for where life plants me to grow. Loreto was a time of adventure and personal growth for me.I treasure my time, memories, and relationships formed there and hold them close to my heart. I am grateful that in God’s design, he planned it so your path crossed mine. Maybe we will see each other in Loreto again. Visit us in WI any time.

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