Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge- Letter C

WELCOME, EVERYONE:

 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.


LOOKING BACK: 
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.

6 comments:

Heather M. Gardner said...

We will make it happen!

Heather

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.