Monday, May 4, 2009

New Week, New Month, Fresh Start

Things have been pretty dull here on this little blog. In fact, things have been pretty dull in my little life. Sure, I have been doing some fun and exciting things too, but overall I’ve been going through quite a rough patch. A rough patch that makes it very hard to work up the ambition to do much of anything, especially blog.

I’m not really sure exactly what it is that is going on with me. Perhaps a bit of a mid-life crisis? I guess that’s what you’d call it when you take a look at your days and at your life in general, and feel like you are doing nothing that contributes to society in any way.  And you wonder how you got to this point. And you realize it’s not where you want to be. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of things in my life that I feel so lucky about – mainly my sweet husband. But it’s time for more. Time to DO SOMETHING. The problem is . . . what????

I’ve figured out that the first step is to DO ANYTHING! Stop moping around feeling sorry for myself. Stop hiding away and start being more social. Get back to the blogging and the e-mails and the Twittering. Clear the clutter in the house and get things organized. Clear the clutter in my brain and get things organized there too. Find some courses to take and enroll in them.  I don’t have to decide what my career will be right now . . . just find some classes in something interesting and see where they lead. And start creating again. I have cast on a couple of new knitting projects. I have some sewing project swimming around in my brain. I bought some clay and paints for another project I’d like to try.  Maybe I'll get a garden planted.  And I have a bunch of recipes printed out. Cooking and baking are just as creative to me as any craft. You start with a pile of raw material and turn it into something great.

Today is Monday, a new start to the week. The first Monday in May, a new start to the month. I’d say it’s time for a fresh start. Who’s ready to make a fresh start with me?


  1. I'm with ya Karen!
    You can do this.

    The key is start with Something.
    You will get there.

    Living with D has a tendency to cause many little mid-life crisis'.
    It sucks.

    Just remember, the DOC is here for You!

  2. I'm with you! Still working on my fresh start lingering from last year ;-) We all go through rough patches...then add the big D in the mix and things multiply quickly...I'm in the middle or reorganizing many things and getting back on track ...

    Here's a song for you to listen to :) Patti Labelle, New Day...


  3. Hey karen,

    I hear you. I think we all go through patches of "blah". But, you are on the right track, and know that we're all out here for you!

    And G-Money (aka @ninjabetic) is always good for a smile and a laugh. Always.

    Maybe you can think about how we had that sweet Denny's waitress thinking we were on a nationwide road trip to visit all of the Denny's! Haha!!

  4. I cleared my garden for planting this weekend, cleaned my house and baked chocolate chip cookies. I'm right there without you about starting fresh with May. I'm with you all the way!

  5. I dealt with the blues last year and now I've moved onto the blahs. I love my life, I just want more. Don't know what, though. I'm feeling your pain and I'm right there with you! Good luck! Let us know where the fresh start takes you!

  6. Karen-

    I am with you! Girlfriend, you know I can't let you do it alone. I don't think your going through a mid-life Crisis! Sounds like your ready to revamp your life, there's nothing wrong with doing that. Your awesome and contribute to the d-community. Your a beatiful person! Keep your head up and smile. Your not alone, I'm revamping right along with you.

    Be blessed


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