Thursday, January 20, 2011

Memory #24: More than halfway!

It's about that time of year where you reflect and look forward. A new year, a few new resolutions, mostly repetitive from years past. I spent some time over Christmas being snowed in an watching old home movies, realizing that from the age of 5 to the age of 29, I have come completely full circle. I tried everything, tried to BE everything I ever wanted to be...forgot who I was and figured it out again. Luckily...I am more like my 5 year old self now than I was when I was, say, 25.
Not only is this important for my career in children's media, but it's kept me free of unnecessary life stress and worries. I have my friends to thank for that, and it also helps to have found the love of my life, who doesn't judge me or try to change me. I'm pretty sure he likes me just the way I am!
The image above is my interpretation of a path I travel on often. The other night on my way home, I gazed up at the moon through my fluffy scarf, yarn in mouth-- ppffft, and it occurred to me exactly how happy I am. I know I have a lot to improve on, but I feel like I'm on the right...well, path. :) 
Thanks for reading everyone, it means a lot that you all take a few seconds out of your day to look at my blog. I look forward to digging up LOTS more memories in the next 4 months.

11 comments:

  1. I think you will love 30 : )

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  2. Nice thoughts Renee. I think you'll like 30, too. Love this poem by Lucille Clifton: "I am running into a new year and the old years blow back like a wind that I catch in my hair like strong fingers like all my old promises and it will be hard to let go of what I said to myself about myself when I was sixteen and twenty six and thirty six even fifty six but I am running into a new year and I beg what I love and I leave to forgive me." From a 56 year old. It just keeps getting better:-)

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  3. Good for you Renee! I'm so glad you've found yourself! You are awesome! I love your work! Thanks for opening yourself up to us and enjoy your 30s!

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  4. Great post! I think every year older we become, the more comfortable we get in our own skin... Pretty cool!

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  5. Thank you all so much. Suzanne, that poem is lovely. I think it is something that I will treasure for many years to come :)

    You ladies are a huge part of what makes me so happy. Meeting all of you virtually has been a blessing. <3

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  6. This makes me so happy I want to cry. Congratulations for finding yourself (even if JUST for that moment) and for all the moments since, and congratulations for recognizing your happiness and for holding it close. And for telling us there was yarn in your mouth! Love you!

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  7. Great post, Renee! Check out this link. His book is great, a nice short read, and a fable as well. You will enjoy Matt May.

    http://matthewemay.com/

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  8. Hooray for you Renee! You are a ray of sunshine to me. It rocks that I can't think of a day seeing you when you weren't smiling. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wonderfully written, I feel just the same :)

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  10. Awesome, Renee. You know you are on the right path when you look up at the moon, take the time to reflect and can smile. Each day, I say a little "hello" to the morning (sometimes a big one) with my little girls and it keeps me "up". I wish you MUCH success in all your endeavors as you are clearly so very talented. Keep on!

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