Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year; New Trails

This past year, with my business crumbling around me, I realized I had to seek a new path for my life.
An old bridge on my new favorite hiking trail.


And I know, at times, it's going to feel like I'm hanging off the edge of a cliff, staring into a deep ravine, with no clear cut trail.
Mabel & Twinkie nearly gave me a heart attack, hanging off the edge of the cliff!

Which is the time I will rely on those who love me to help make the tough decisions and guide me along...and maybe even share the trail for a while...
Girlfriends, on the trail.


I know some things will frighten me at first, but I will use my humor to relax me... ...Like this gigantic German Shepherd who, on second
glance wasn't as scary. She's wearing PINK and she
really looks like she was cross bred with a jackrabbit!


And, if the world feels like it's crashing down on me, a good long hike with my best girl will always put things back in perspective.
Mabel enjoying the stream.


And with a lot of ingenuity and a little luck, my life will seem peaceful again.
May we all find better trails in 2009!

Happy New Year!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm one of those who read your blog but don't comment, however I've been reading it for a while and just want to tell you that I hope you'll be okay from whatever is going on in your life. If you can continue to blog, I'll keep checking back...

Life at Star's Rest said...

Wishing you the very best in this time of transition...I know it's really scarey and I also know you will get through it to a great place! Carmon

ordinaryjanet said...

hang in there-it's tough but I know you'll make it through!

CreekHiker said...

Anonymous, I love comments so thanks for leaving one. I didn't mean to imply that I wasn't going to blog anymore... writing is second nature to me. I'm just looking for a way to earn a living.

Carmon, Thanks and same to you and the Star's Rest gang!

Janet, I'm not even depressed about it... it's just a fact and I'm dealing.

Velvet Sacks said...

It can be very unsettling when you see one door closing (as the saying goes) and you haven't yet spotted the window that's opening for you, but some of the best moves I've made in my life were those I was pushed into making. I'm glad to read that you're not letting yourself get depressed about it. You have so much to offer, and there's no doubt in my mind that you'll find a new trail where you can thrive. I'm pulling for you and wishing you and Mabel a happy new year.

Duly Inspired said...

I love how you so cleaverly illustrated this with your photos. I'm pulling for you too. Change is frightening but when on the other side, it's oftentimes fortifying. All the best.

rottrover said...

CH: Beautiful photos, beautiful prose! Who knew. Thanks for sharing, and articulating many of my own thoughts about being a Creek Hiker. See you, and the girl, soon.