Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I'm Still Alive (& I'm Havin' a Virtual Block Party!)
I just want to let you all know that I'm still alive, I intend to continue this blog, and I am overwhelmed to the point of exhaustion with life events that require the majority of my attention most days. I am, however, practicing what I preach (JOY, JOY, JOY) which is the reason I haven't been blogging recently. My mother has had three knee surgeries since October, my kids are now out of school, and there's a myriad of other things that have kept my blog on the back burner for some time now. Blogging is a priority, but my family's well-being will always be way nearer the top of the list than pouring my heart out in a blog. I have managed to keep a very healthy balance regardless of the stress/drama that's been knocking at my door. I believe with all of my being that had it not been for the 30-Day Healing Journey I would have recently been committed to a mental health facility for evaluation and medication. Thanks again, Angela Shelton. I would say I owe you one, but we both know that you can't put a price on this balance and pretty much perpetual state of joy that I've achieved.
Is it just me, or is summer like a magic season? In my "real-world" community, more people get out of their houses during the summer months. They play in the park, they exercise, they organize community events, they get creative, they play with their kids, they smile more often. They blow bubbles, they play in the sprinklers, they walk their neighborhoods with their heads held high and their water bottles clutched tightly in their healthy little hands. They sport their shades and shed their inhibitions and become these awesome super-people who seem to be in hiding during other seasons. Summer is definitely super in my little world, and June and July are the busiest months of the year for my family. We join together in June and July. We celebrate life. We work our butts off to be TOGETHER.
In the spirit of togetherness - and in an effort to deliver some great joyful and inspiring content during my "off-time" - I'm reaching out to members of what I call my own personal "survivor" community. I've asked several friends to be guest bloggers during the months of June and July. I want to bring people together to share their passion for life. I want them to showcase their work and their talents and to share with us the WHY of what they do to further their cause. I'm still not sure how many guest blogs I'll end up with here. This is sort of an ongoing project. If you'd like to participate please let me know. Just think of it as an online block (read:blog) party... a neighborhood meet-and-greet networking spectacular. A parade of purpose that begins on my own personal virtual Main Street. Let's Join together in June and July and share our JOY.
See you soon!