Friday, December 31, 2010

Out with the Old

Here we are at the end of another year, and as usual, we wonder what happened to the previous 12 months!  Life certainly seems to go by in a blur, and as I reflect back, I'm grateful to have my journals and blogs to help trigger the memory of those moments worth recalling.

My first "Angelia's Art Journals" post appeared in March 2010, and that's lead to more than I could have ever imagined.  I can't believe how many wonderful people I've met through this blog and I'm looking forward to meeting more of my fellow creatives in the next 12 months.

2010 was the year I decided to take control of my health and begin walking.  My almost daily pilgrimage to the beach has become an integral part of my life, and in spite of the inclimate winter weather, I still sneak down when I can.  I haven't given up on the walking though.  It's been temporarily replaced by a treadmill and recumbent bike. It's not the same, but it's growing on me.

There were commissions and parties and lots of other good moments in 2010.  There were, of course, some moments that I would not want to revisit again under any circumstances.  But you know what?  I can make the choice NOT to revisit those moments.  It's all about editing, and I think this clip from "Everybody Loves Raymond" is the best statement on editing life that I've ever heard.

So, as we bid a final farewell to 2010, I hope that all you take with you into 2011 are the good memories, and I hope you take time to reflect on those things that have helped in your evolution of the wonderful and unique person that you are.  "Happy Creating!"


  1. Great changes to you your blog Angelia! I am so glad you have found treasure in your daily walking. What a blessing! I love looking back at my journals and being blessed with good memories staring back at me.
    I LOVE that episode of Everybody Loves Raymond and his speech was priceless. Editing is a very AWESOME coping mechanism! LOL. I have had to do a lot of Editing! Hee-hee. Good times... Good times! Hugs to you dear friend and may you be truly blessed in 2011. Happy New Year!

  2. I think we all edit our memories - the battle is to edit the past and keep in the positive bits rather than keeping in the negative. I hadn't seen Everybody Loves Raymond before!

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year.


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