Life continues moving forward and we as humans, are perilous to stop it. Could true success in one's existence be measured by the ability to let go of yesterday, make the most of today, and prepare for tomorrow? Perhaps. But, what does this have to do with my blog, or lack thereof in recent weeks?
Since my contract ended in October, I have put traveling on hold in an attempt to mend my injured back. I had to put my work on the back burner, to stop doing what I love most. In essence, I thought I was putting my entire life on hold. But, as I have learned, life does not stop to wait for you to accomplish the things you want. It charges forward, unaffected.
My career has always comprised a large part of who I am as a person. The last four years of my life have been focused on developing my career. Nothing wrong with that, right? (not if you ask some of my family members, "when are you getting married????") So, what does a career-minded person do when said career is put on hold?
Learn to live.
The past few weeks have been filled with visits with family, quality time with friends, and hopefully, healing. My back injury is hopefully turning a corner, or so my chiropractor says. I have not been fully released to traveling nationally again, but am looking into a few possible local short term assignments to get me back into the saddle again (I will post more details on this as they develop). I spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family, many that I have not seen in a year. I spent a joyous two weeks at the beginning of the month with my "family" in New England. And while thoughts of relocating to New Hampshire have begun to work their way into my mind, for now, I realize my priority is to stay put and get my health in order. So, fret not my Wisconsin friends, I'm not going anywhere, yet.
I still have photos to edit from my trip to New England and hope to start working on them soon. But, for now, I will leave you with a few photos from the Green Bay Botanical Garden Christmas light show. I wish you and your family a safe and peaceful holiday season.