Peace Full

ImageI feel as if I have recently returned from a trip to the dark side of the moon. It has been a wild and whacky year. Last year on my birthday (March 16) I lost my job. Thus began a wild, stress filled adventure that involved massive debt, a 2500 mile move and leaving behind friends and family.

That was the down side.

The upside is that right now I’m sitting in the Carson Valley, watching the sun rise over the Sierra’s, enjoying a fire in the fireplace and a cup of coffee while my dogs sleep at my feet. My family is sleeping peacefully, our bills are paid and we see light at the end of the tunnel of debt we accumulated during the transition.

I know I let the stress and craziness derail me, but this last week or so I’ve been getting more active again, paying attention to what I eat and working really, really hard at being “Peace-Full” which is my new mantra.

I am full of peace.

I am peace full.


Just saying that several times a day seems to make my shoulders relax and allows me to take a deep breath and smile.

It’s been a long, hard and stressful time but now I can look forward to this new life we’re building. With new friends and old friends visiting. A new, demanding and interesting job with amazing team members – I can actually imagine working there until I retire. We’re going house hunting this weekend – nothing perfect out there for us, so we can wait, but sure is fun to start looking and dreaming.


2 thoughts on “Peace Full

  1. Karen,
    Good to hear from you across cyberspace! Sounds like things are looking up for you. It’s hard to see sometimes until it’s behind…then you think… whew…what the heck was that???
    Hang in there, my friend.

  2. I’m with you and I like peaceful…love you and miss you and happy house hunting. Happy early birthday hugs to Fred.

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