Milestone: “1. A post, pillar, or stone set up to indicate distance in miles from a given point. 2. An important event or turning point in a lifetime, career, etc.”
This week I celebrate the one year anniversary of this site. Wow! Where has the time gone? It’s been fun and creative to be able to express my thoughts and experiences with you. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them.
There have been many milestones in my life, as I imagine there has been in yours. Some are remembered with joy. Others -not so much. The one thing I will say (and I hope you can say it too) is that there wasn’t one of those experiences – good or bad – that didn’t make me a little wiser; that helped me to grow and to learn about myself; that helped me discover what I wanted out of my journey through this life and what I didn’t want as part of that experience. I’m very grateful for it all.
It has taken four marriages, three divorces, estrangement from my parents, bankruptcy, giving up and then fighting for custody of my daughter, being an abused wife, becoming a Wiccan High Priestess and so much more to bring me to the place I am and to who I am as I approach the anniversary of my 64th year in this incarnation.
I used to ask myself “Why?” or “Why me?” every time I was in a crisis and the bottom seemed to be falling out of my world. Later years, and many backward glances, have more than answered those queries: lessons to be learned; wisdom to be gathered. The real answer to “why” being that without these experiences, without these opportunities for growth and wisdom, I wouldn’t have had the tools to be there and to have helped many others who were going through the same lessons, the same type of crisis.
I think that’s what really caused me to want to put myself “out there” with this web site. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not claiming some kind of guru, know-it-all, status. Huh-uh. What I am is a caring, compassionate individual who would like to be of service to my fellow beings. If what I have gone through and learned from it can help someone else, then I want to reach as many people as I can and share what I know and what I’ve experienced.
I’ll grant you, many of the things I’ve written about this past year have been far from “typical”, but I can’t be the only one whose experienced these types of things. The twenty-six “Journey Log” entries I’ve made this year are my way of sharing what I hope may be of help to others.
That “Journey Log” drop down menu is getting extremely long – almost too long to access – so I’ll be taking the journey mainstream this next year. Instead of having to access a drop down menu, you’ll receive the entries the same way you receive the “Astrological Musings & More” newsletter: right in your email or on your Facebook or LinkedIn page, if you read them there.
I’m not sure where the journey will take us this year. Some of the stories I’ve related in this past year have been overviews of some areas of my life. Perhaps it’s time to flesh things out and really take you on a journey to the center of my mind. That could be either very enlightening or very frightening! I’m always open to questions, about what I’ve written, from my readers. Who knows, your question might spur me into an article that has a piece of information someone has been waiting for! Hey, I did invite you to journey with me. Just like any field trip, you can ask questions of your guide! So put your thinking caps on and come up with some questions you’d like answers for.
In the meantime, check out the changes to the Introduction page that will be happening soon, watch for next week’s usual “Musings”, and I’ll see you in about two weeks with a new article about my journey. Oh, by the way, “Journey Log” will now be, “The Journey Continues”. See you soon!