Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge- Letter C


 to my second year in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.

Since I plan to retire shortly, I thought an alphabetical look back at my paying library career and a look ahead to my crafting and writing career would be a good use of my 26 days in this challenge, 26 wonderful words for retiring me. Hope you enjoy. I am looking forward to reading whatever you share this month on your blogs, too.

Courage- (the quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., with firmness and without fear.) 
Wow, when I look at the definition of the word, I am humbled. It has taken courage to come to this spot. This is actually the 3rd date I have set with my husband (who is retired) in the last 18 months. For whatever reasons those other 2 retiring dates were postponed (I partly chickened out hoping work would get better), mentally and emotionally I'm tired. I feel like the boy who cried wolf. I need to move on to....
Looking ahead: 
Celebrate- (to observe or commemorate, to to make known publicly, proclaim.)
"Hey, celebration time, come on." With that tune in my head, I'll go to my great little craft room where I work on greeting cards, scrapbooks, do a little painting, take online classes, write, create poetry, stare at my garden and dream. I need to let some fresh air in my brain so I can be inventive.
After much hard work, my daughter is publishing her first book. Maybe there is a book in me, too. My poems and articles have been published in the library newsletter, who knows, they might appeal to a wider audience. All I can do is fly....

Thanks for stopping by.


Heather M. Gardner said...

We will make it happen!


Andrea said...

Yes! Courage and celebrate...courage to celebrate! Congrats to your daughter as well (that is the courage I am trying to muster)

Carrie Butler said...

These are, indeed, wonderful words! :)

Susan Kane said...

Here from the A to Z 'fest!
Thanks for commenting on my blog!

I read down through several of your posts, and felt all teary as I read of your grandma from Ireland.

Looking forward to your future posts. Susan

Lucy Ravitch said...

Nice post. Thanks for stopping by my blog a few days ago. I'm trying to keep up with everyone that's stopped by and with 5 kids at home due to spring break it is challenging : )

We have a lot in common--I'm an avid gardener and I love the other hobbies you listed too...look out for my G day (I plan on talking about gardens).
Kids Math Teacher

Suz said...

Thank you all for your comments.

H- we can try.

Andrea- it's scary to submit something, but she did it and so can you.

Carrie, i love words.

Susan, I wrote that piece back in 1988. Still relevant today. Still miss her, too.

Lucy, I'm very ready for your garden piece. We are having a late spring here in NY. Crocus just bloomed.