Hanging on…

Dark clouds may hang on me sometimes, but I’ll work it out… 
Dave Matthews, “Dancing Nancies” 

Looking back at the month of November about to be finished today, I often felt like it was a loaded weapon. The good, the bad and the ugly being randomly shot in our direction without any rhyme or reason. Yet like the dark clouds slowly being blown away by the Autumn wind, this year’s November is now being chased away by the hands of time. It is not a moment too soon…

It had begun quite well starting with NaNoWriMo. Writing daily on my novel after having tip-toed around it for ever was a fresh change for me. This book slowly coming about is bringing me joy and filling my heart with wonder. Writing is the one action, I know which is truly changing my life one page at a time. The work I put in there is feeding me within, and bringing me much satisfaction.This imaginary world I am creating is very real to me and sustains my dream while helping me face the unknown reality waiting for me..

On the personal side however November was quite a roller-coaster. Between the slow and painful recovery of Darling Daughter’s knee injury, and Lovely Husband’s health scare, I felt like I was riding the wildest ride ever. The final blow came with this past week-end’s terrible news . It is very hard to go on when all the fibers of your being are telling you to stop, curl up in fetal position and wait until the storm subsides.

But as everyone keeps saying :”…life goes on…” so here I am, rolling up my sleeves and doing my best to keep on going. Being able to share a bit of how I feel here is proving to be a tremendous help. Your thoughtful comments have been a balm to my aching spirit. I am very thankful to be a part of this wonderful blogging community.

Now that November is over all I can say today is “good riddance”…See you next year…Time will have healed some of our wounds by then…

“Let us rise up and be thankful, 
for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, 
and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, 
and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; 
so let us all be thankful.”

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  1. Yoko, Thank you for your kind words :-)Kathryn, serenity is slowly returning in my life :-)Mary, it all seems so hard sometimes :-)Zeba, I feel honoured to see your reaction as I am also very found of your blog. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I have been scrolling down your blog for a while now but felt the need to stop here and leave a mark.This post makes me so proud of the person I am sure you are.I like your blog Anyes. It is inspiring. It is the kind of thing that you want to be in the company of late in the quiet night.Your pictures are brilliant too. I am trying not to gush here. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Anyes, life is up and down….it's just our lives….good, bad, up, down, right, wrong…really no right or wrong just every moment unfolding…one moment at a time and you appear to be experiencing it all with a large modicum of grace and elegance ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Dearest Anyes, there *will* be joy ahead. For now, it's serenity that I wish for you–to let you leave behind the trials of November, to pull you through the present sorrows, and to lead you into a brighter, sweeter time as soon as can be.Kathryn


  5. Life can be sometimes tough, but arenโ€™t we tougher? Sorry about what happened to you and at the same time happy for you that youโ€™re starting to tackle your life again.Thank you for your visit and comment, which brought me to this nice blog. Wish you much better days ahead.Yoko


  6. Cinner, Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. hugs to you too :-)Marcie, I am feeling the virtual hug and thank you for it :-)Birdie, it helped me to write it out and I hope it did not make you sad…Isabelle, Thank you for this song :-)Brian, …Know that life is hard,But it's worth the breathing…just what I needed to be reminded of. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. i am glad you walked through it…and continue to do so…love that family…keep writing it out…better days are def ahead…there is a cool song called better days by robbie seay band…check it out…it chills me out when i need…


  8. Let sing Annie's song :)The sun'll come outTomorrowBet your bottom dollarThat tomorrowThere'll be sun!Just thinkin' aboutTomorrowClears away the cobwebs,And the sorrow'Til there's none!When I'm stuck a dayThat's gray,And lonely,I just stick out my chinAnd Grin,And Say,Oh! … … … ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Anyes, i came to tell you how glad i'm that your husband is ok and here i find you hurting … i'm so sorry for that! i have learned that time does really heals the wounds, it may not take them away but they smooth out somehow … much love!


  10. Oh Anyes – so much going on..and – yet – you have persevered and continued on with your commitment to your writing. Hoping December brings better news..and clearer skies!!! Sending you virtual hugs – one day at a time…


  11. Anyes, I am so sorry that this has been a rough time. I feel like I have not been here for awhile. I am so wishing positive and healing energy your way. I am glad your writing is going well. better days ahead I am praying. hugs.


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