December 31, 2021
Letting go and New beginnings!
What a year ! But then I looked back at the previous five years! What a ride I have been on! But for today. I am reviewing 2021.
Every New Year is pivotal yet always the same. A time of letting go. And in contrast, a time of Grabbing the ring on the Carousel! But for me, this year has been the most intense of the past five years.
I began 2021 as I had done for the last twenty years traveling to Quartzite to reunite with friends. This year I reunited with a unique group I had met the year before – my man group!
I had sold my house in California, and as the Universe has its way of lining up events, this eclectic and goodhearted group of guys became the angels in my life when “complications” developed at end of escrow leading to the eviction of the tenant. My property manager and real estate agent called my man group “ Judy’s Henchmen” but I called them Angels. Because with their help I closed escrow and the eager new owner could start his own new life chapter as did the tenant. (No tenant was injured in this event.)
The sale of my home cut my last ties to California where I had lived the last fifty years.(except the last six when I lived full-time in my motorhome traveling the country writing my books and presenting my writing and motivational seminars.) A Big Change in the making. I had decided to move to a small town on the southern Oregon coast, Brookings, Oregon. I bought my home in Curry County in which the slogan here is, “There’s no hurry in Curry.” And so, as I learned to release the hustle and bustle life of California my lessons of patience and trusting the process of life as it is began.
settled into my perfect fit for a home. As I
write this, I am looking out my window upon a mountain of green trees and a light rain that seems to dampen
my entire world. The gift of a thin layer of snow at Christmas has melted from an occasional sunny day In
this place I have decided is a
vortex of ocean, river, and rain to
create a circle of good will that I have
only found a few other places in my travels.
On April 1st I laid down my California money on a home I couldn’t believe I was buying but knew in my heart was the right one for me.
Now as I gather the hard and easy lessons I’ve learned from 2021, and mold them into the massive bundle of other incredible gifts of years past, I am ready to meet 2022 head on, as the newest updated version of Judy!
I leave behind one of the most beloved influencers of my life. The one who lived the biggest life of all and might be the most influential ... my dearlest, beloved cat, Sportster. May his next cat life rock the world like he did mine.
I wish you all a wonderful and bountiful new year. May your cup of kindness and good will overflow that the entire world will notice.
I am sending my wishes of love and good will to every one of you … because all of you … guaranteed … every one of you …
have changed my life!
I am eternally grateful!
Happy New Year!
(And Sportster in spirit)