Paper Daydreams- Old and New

Dear Fellow Journalers,

“It’s the end of an era and the celebration of future endeavors!” A friend of mine told me  that on the  day of my retirement.

I wrote that quote on one of my first pages of my journal to remind me of the past and to motivate me to always look forward. Someone remarked offhandedly the other day, that the plans we made before retirement usually took on a new shape. She told me that the plans she had made flew out the window, the day one son was deployed overseas, and the other one came home from college. So much for free time!

In the year since, so many things happened and so many of my  plans that I had made fell apart only to have new endeavors take their place.

My husband and I are not world-travelers by any means, but we have explored our state and ventured beyond its borders to sample new food and visit local attractions.  We’ve had a lot more time to spend with our Granddaughter “L”. She’s such a joy to our family. Although she’s entering the “terrible 2’s” stage,  she still has some mannerisms that are delightful.  My crafting time has increased and I more confident to try new things.   NEW ENDEAVORS!

I took down my e-commerce site last month with some sadness, but I look forward to more blogging. I have to tell you that about  6 years ago, I thought about blogging but at the time I was working for a very demanding company and the hours were long and to be truthful I doubted my own abilities. What would I say and could I even keep a schedule? Well time has taken care of that and all of you and my contributors have told me that what I share matters and what’s more, you look forward to each post! WOW –  who knew?

I joined a new club in my town and am volunteering more. I’m even thinking of joining a book club. Next time I’ll give you some insights into my future pages.


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