The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand
Thursday, December 30, 2010
2010, A year of lessons.
As we all are coming to the end of this year my thoughts have been drawn to experiences that will define the year. I have learnt that solitude can be lonely, yet motivating . That a day can be as long as you want it to be as long as you don’t look at the clock. That exercise can be routine and that you don’t have to enjoy it. That there are people on this earth ready to pick you up when you are down and yet others that just want to push you down to promote themselves. I have learnt that unconditional love often has conditions and that friends don’t always accept you for what you are despite what is professed, yet other friendships grow as a result of what and who you are. I’ve learnt that you can only please some of the people some of the time and that a plan ‘B’ is always a good thing to have on stand by. But the best thing that I have learnt this year is to accept myself as I am. I am me, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, quilter, domestic goddess (well, sometimes), teacher and learner and blogger. You my blogging friends helped me get through a trying year, you have been there day and night, offered advice from near and far and become part of who I am, thank you all, mwah!!! 2010 has been a year I would rather forget yet look at the lessons I have learnt. …and that 2011 is a year of fulfilment and joy for each and everyone of you. many hugs