Another New Year !

January 2nd, 2010

Part of my inspiration for this ten-year journey comes from the lyrics of a song sung by John Lennon. “So this is Christmas and what have you done… another year over and a new one just begun”. Year after year, this song would play and it would be a reminder to me of how I was going to make a difference. Year after year, I didn’t. This is the time of year when we all get a new starting line put in front of us, we set goals to better ourselves and the world around us. In a way, this song was my starting line. I finally realized that one gets only so many starting lines in one’s life. It was time to start the race.

2 Responses to “Another New Year !”

  1. Jill Nicklos says:

    Read your article in the AARP magazine…impressive. How great to just up and go. Although I’m sure planning is involved. I like to surprise people anonymously. Often in line at the grocery store I see the person in front of me struggling to find enough money to pay for the groceries and as they fumble around looking through their wallet to find additional monies I signal the clerk that I’ll pay it without their knowing. I just love helping like that.
    Perhaps one day you and your bus and sweet dog will mosey through Portland, Oregon. Still 10 years is a HUGE commitment. Or should it be a life’s work and not just 10 years? Maybe not on the bus though. ha ha. Hey, have a good trip. Jill

  2. Anne Haas says:

    What a wonderful thing to do with the next ten years of your life, keep smiling at life.