This is one of my favorite pictures of myself.
Yup, I am walking through fire. A daring feat I mastered several years (decades) ago. When you walk through fire you get a first hand opportunity to experience what the expression "mind over matter" really means.
If you walk through fire you are forever changed in other ways too.
A little mantra enters your psyche and then it comes to you in any future stressful situation.
"You walked through fire, you can handle this too."
2011 was a very stressful year for me and my beloveds.
Yet, I am grateful for so much. My husband is a rock and continues to support me in all that I do. I have a wonderful family and good friends. I have the world's cutest golden retriever. I have some amazing work related opportunities coming up in 2012.
Having setbacks or stress is part of life I know.
For myself, I sure do look forward to some boring times. I like that some things do not change. I really appreciate that no news is good news. I like when one week flows into the next. I don't enjoy or try to attract drama. Call me dull - I'll smile happily.
I channel all my excitement and creativity into making art.
2011 was a year fire walking experience sure came in handy.
For 2012, all I want is calm cool path. It can twist and change directions, but I prefer not to see any coals if possible.
Happy New Year Friends!