Monday, August 12, 2013

The Bigger Picture

August 18th, 2010

Its the end of summer and I am taking a week or two off from writing. Just wanted you all to know that in September I will return to writing my twice weekly blogs. Have a wondrous August and all the very best to you.

I found this blog post tucked into the archives and imagine my surprise when I realized it was exactly the way I am feeling now in mid August 3 years later!  This little discovery had given me pause to think about what has happened in the last few years since I first took a little break from writing; the most noticeable event was that it was on Sept. 4th of that very year that I began writing my first book Spiritual Turning Points, wrote furiously over a few months with little attention to anything else including this blog, and published it in late January 2011.

During the process, we also had an unexpected event when a pipe in our upstairs bathroom burst and water flooded most of our house, requiring us to move out for two months. And yes, I finished the book in a hotel room, not the easiest thing to do (including edits on my laptop) but obviously possible!  Looking back on that time now, it seems like a blip on the radar but to live through it didn't feel that way at all. These kinds of experiences, in retrospect, are good reminders that life presents us with many challenges, most of which are part of the big picture, not the only picture in a life.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Photo El Granada Harbor View from our Hotel Room

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