Thursday, January 1, 2009

From Gratitude to Journey

Gratitude.
(my 2008 one little word for the year)
2008 had so much to be grateful for.
Even with it's ups and downs. My little family and I made it to the end, happy and healthy.

However, it's time to move on. This doesn't mean that I won't continue to be grateful for all that is "given" to me. Without a doubt, I will.



But now it's time for me to focus on my "Journey".
(this is the point where my Farmboy busts into a rendition of "Open Arms")

I've been searching for just the right word for two weeks now. It, my word, kept flitting by me, so close, but just out of reach. Just this morning, everything has fit into place and "Journey" feels right.

I've spent a lot of time dreaming about different facets of my life and I think it's now time for me to set forth on my version of a walkabout. I'm hoping that by the end of 2009, I will have a beautiful song to sing about my story...
my Journey.

Wishing each and everyone of you a most beautiful 2009!

18 comments:

Lori said...

are you leaving here? is that what you mean? i hope not Alisa, i would miss you too much!!!
have a beautiful New Year!!!

Pieceful Bits said...

Happy New Year Alisa! I hope 2009 is grand for you.
Julie

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Well, actually this post was a beautiful melody!
Brenda

knitsational said...

And happy New year to you as well!

cindy said...

Sounds like you have given a lot of thought to this. I hope it goes well and that you find what you are looking for...I think reaching out and refocusing like this is a good thing, but I agree with Lori...I hope you are not leaving! Can't you take us with you?

c

Allie said...

Alisa~
One of the definitions of a journey is a passage or progress from one stage to another. I hope your journey falls under that definition and not the primary definition of traveling from one place to another. I can't imagine you leaving the blog world....you have been such a source of knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration to me. May you stretch your wings and find what you are looking for in this new year. Joy, love, good health, and prosperity to you and yours in 2009!
~Allie

..tina.. said...

What a beautiful post, Alisa. All your projects this year were amazing. I look forward to seeing your projects this year. A blessed, happy New Year's wish for you & yours.

Diane said...

I like that, Alisa - Journey. Good word, good plan.
Diane

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Alisa, what a beautiful word! I wish you the best for 2009 and your journey! You had a great 2008 for creations!

Melissa said...

Happy New Year & Best Wishes for a very prosperous 2009!

Caleen said...

I love your new word for 2009'.. I really hope your enjoy the Journey..
wherever it takes you.. I want to pick a word for this year too.. I really believe in positive affirmations. I believe you have a great "Journey" ahead... Thanks for the "Happy Birthday'.. I really appreciated it..

Elly said...

Great word! I wish you a happy, healthy and creative 2009!!!!

Whitney Johnson said...

I loved reading about your birthday and holidays. So similar to mine :) - wish we lived closer - we'd be chums for sure! I'm getting back to the blog sometime soon - I just needed to put it on the back-burner for awhile. :) Hope your new year is starting in a wonderful way...xo Whitney

Birds of a Feather said...

happy new year, i hope it is a beautiful journey for you!

xo heidi

Jenn said...

I hope that wherever your journey takes you it is inspiring and enlightening! Happy New Year Alisa!

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

You have such a sweet little blog! Happy New Year !!

Mary Wadsworth said...

I hope your journey into this new year is filled with joy and blessings.

Happy New Year!

Mary

Caleen said...

I am posting a comment again but, I saw you got a soldering Iron.. Tell me how you do and if you like it.. I have one and all the stuff but, I have not used it yet.. There are no classes around her to teach it so, I am a little apprehensive.. really stupid.. I also loved your tree and all your decorations.. Our christmas was different too, but really good..