In Which I Look Back at 2017
It has been a bizarre year. I can't count how many times I said WTF, before finally just giving up and waiting for it to be over. While I was waiting, I read. A LOT. I read a lot as it is, but I think I reached a new record of books read in a year. I decided to note them this year and share it on New Year's Eve.
So, here we are! 126 books and various magazines as well.
I liked how I started the year with Book 1 in a series (The Invisible Library) and ended the year with Book 2. Excellent series.
Also, I am always looking for new good books, so if you have any suggestions, please leave them!
2017 was the year of card 13 for me. In the RWS deck, that would be Death. In my go to deck, The Wildwood Tarot, that would be The Journey. Very similar in nature and very apt cards as well. I tried to remember them when dealing with the myriad of changes this past year has brought. Not all of them good, but change is necessary.
RWS - change, free yourself from what no longer works. Things have to end, in order for you to grow, move on, do not stagnate.
WW - From the book--
It is time to face the inevitable, to let the bones be laid bare and acknowledge the deepest aspects of your fears and desires. Do not fear change, because this is also a time of purification and realignment. This change may seem extreme and destructive, but old crops must be cleared for new growth to thrive and static or sterile modes and concepts must perish. A celebration of the past or an acknowledgement of the passing of one part of life may be required. Let the threads of the old slip from your fingers with joyful remembrance and enter this time of withdrawal and renewal with patience and calm.
I am hoping to renew my interesting in blogging, both to get the ideas out of my head and maybe share them with people that I can learn from in return. I remember back in the days of Xanga (Bianca Broussard anyone?) and then Myspace, I was a constant blogger and I LOVED it, but oh the work it was to stay in that fast lane of blogging reciprocity LOL
Still, I enjoyed it and am hoping to find that same sort of connection again.
I am not sure that I liked this past year all that much. It seemed so filled with overwhelming negativity and I am trying to counter that with as much positivity as possible. So, I say goodbye to Death's Journey and hello to Balance and Temperance (more on that tomorrow)
Happy New Year to you! I wish you enough in 2018!
6/17/2020 01:30:38 pm
I do indeed remember Xanga and Bianca Broussard ("she" recruited me) and I'm pretty sure I remember you as well. If the memory is mutual, I'd enjoy hearing so.
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