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End of the month.

End of the experiment.

Endings, endings all around.  And some new beginnings found.

Ok, so no rhyming.

I did enjoy doing these “Thoughtful Moments” this month – not enough to continue them on into next month, however!  I’m ready to switch things up again, and get back to the regularly scheduled programming.

I feel like I need to do some Flash Fiction soon…

And maybe some more in-depth movie autopsies…

But to end this in the manner in which it was begun, I have one last Thoughtful Moment to share for January, 2012.

Thoughtful Moment:  Being more aware of the world around me on a daily basis, brought up some unique insights.  Unique in the fact that they’re not really about what’s going on around me, but that they end up bringing me closer to understanding new things about myself.  Being aware of more than just what’s right in front of me has shown me how I react to the world more clearly.  That can be a real eye-opener.

In 2 more days, we’ll be hitting Imbolc again, the Pagan holiday of light and new beginnings.  It’s a time to start planning your goals for the year, and it’s a promise of warmth, sun, light and new life coming back into our lives.

I’ve been able to close some chapters of my life lately, finally laying things to rest that needed it.  And that feels great. 

I’ve been able to explore why I react to certain things the way I do – and sometimes it helps me change the behavior, sometimes it emphasizes it and gives me a reason to go even further with it. 

I am going to strive to be more mindful, everyday, even if I don’t post it here every day.  But I might have a “Thoughtful Moment” day, which goes down the list of things I learned, (or didn’t learn, as the case may be) on a weekly basis.  We’ll see.

All I know is that, even if this didn’t end up in the way I started it, it was a successful experiment, and I’m glad I did it. 



2 thoughts on “Thirty-One

  1. I keep planning to make a checklist of the things I want to remember every day, including thoughtful moments. But, I keep forgetting to make that list.

    I can’t believe it’s the end of the month already. It’s been more than a month since Christmas and there is now daylight when I get off work. It used to be so dark I couldn’t even see where to step from the sidewalk to the street.

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