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Happy New Year!

The first post of the year. 🙂

I can hardly believe I’ve had this blog for four years now:

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I originally came here because I’d seen another photographer with a “Last Day of the Year” post and she’d had a gazillion pics up for that whole year’s compilation and wanted to do the same. Somehow, I’ve morphed from being “just a photographer/artist” to being almost nothing but a full-time psych student. I set out to make my blog mostly photo and art stuff, but I’m a mouthy dame with a lot to say and needed an outlet: this was perfect.

The first handful of years I’d posted mostly personal things; lots of informative posts and migraine-related stuff; family stuff, etc. But after so many postings, I’ve sort of grown a bit protective of my privacy, seeing how I’ve discovered several “overly-enthusiastic” followers (stalkers) who watch my every move, which has become…a bit more than unsettling. I don’t have a Facebook page, and I’m certain that if I did, they’d be hunting me down on there.

One of my most devoted followers (stalkers) resides in California and owns an art site. He’s been shadowing me for years now and is more than a bit obsessed with me, so say his own attorneys! It’s a bit creepy.

Alas, he’s not the first, and I’m sure he won’t be the last. In all of this, my blog has become little more than an update on my progress with school, as my children are all grown and I feel very protective of them as well. Josh and I are still together- 10 years strong!- and I’m equally (if not more) protective of him too.

So really, there’s not much to report, apart from my grades and the occasional batch of pictures from my rare outings. Once my final undergrad. semester begins (in just over a week) I’ll be virtually MIA and will be devoted to only school. I’ll still keep my blog, of course, but will use it mostly for a base for my academic progress as I continue on in this life-changing journey.

I’m determined to become a prison psychologist. I can’t explain it! I feel the winds of destiny blowing gently on my face and I believe when you know you’re calling, you have a responsibility to fulfill it. Your steps toward that place depend not only on your own life, but the lives of those who you will touch along the way. In that altruistic way, I can look forward to my future with great love and excitement, knowing I’ll be making necessary changes in the world for the better.

But today, I’ll start with myself. 🙂

Josh and I are off to explore some flea markets. I’m picking up a 40 in. flat screen TV for his (belated) Christmas present. (We’re serious gamers around here.)

I hope 2016 brings loads of laughter, cheer, good-will, love, and purpose to everyone who reads this. May you always shine your light, bright and clear. x

16 responses

  1. I’ve discovered several “overly-enthusiastic” followers (stalkers) who watch my every move, which has become…a bit more than unsettling.
    Facebook is full of them.

    January 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  2. HNY

    January 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  3. I’m determined to become a prison psychologist.
    it’s funny…I want to work in prisons too.

    January 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    • You should consider it, Gav. You’d be a major asset to any prison team, no doubt.

      January 1, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      • Yes. I agree.
        I spoke to a prison chaplin, and he said I would make a good worker.

        January 1, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      • Couldn’t agree more. :0)

        January 1, 2016 at 11:56 pm

  4. Happy New Year! When i think I wanted more followers on my sites…I might reconsider it. Hope you reach your goals. You’d be a great therapist for convicts.

    January 2, 2016 at 4:44 am

    • Hey, Happy New Year to you too, Lulu. And thanks. :0)

      January 2, 2016 at 4:50 am

  5. Happy New Year! I wish you all the best, good health, love, money, joy, everything good and great to you and your loved ones!
    I like how that protective part you wrote sounds a lot like me. I mention my husband all the times, much to many a blogger’s dislike, but share a photo of him? Nah-nah! I don’t wanna end up with sleepless nights where I have inexplicably wrote hunting fiction 😀

    January 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    • Haa…I feel you. 😉 I used to write some pretty juicy stuff (pertaining to Josh) but felt that he deserves his privacy- at the least. (Took a while to get there though!)

      Hope your New year and 2016 is the best one yet. it’s got to be better than last year, eh? 🙂

      January 3, 2016 at 3:59 am

  6. elmediat

    I will continue to follow ( from an adequate & safe distance ) your progress on the hero’s journey ( remember the Force and the fork ) as you seek to bring light into the heart of darkness. 🙂

    January 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  7. Happy New Year to you and yours…looking forward to what 2016 has to present.

    January 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    • You too, Al. Wishing you much success, fun and happiness in 2016 and beyond. 🙂

      January 4, 2016 at 12:16 pm


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