Wednesday, December 29, 2010

End of 2010 Ramblings

End of 2010 Ramblings                                                                  December 29, 2010

A collection of thoughts, things I’ve learned, favorite quotes etc.

I do not like exclamation marks.
“Beauty is a feeling, not an appearance.” Unknown

Putting on a wedding is hard work.

Starting a business is also hard work.

Winter in Bend is pretty. I am finally falling in love with the quiet snowy nights, crisp sunny days, the sparkle of ice crystals in the sun.

I’m pretty burnt out on politics and news and the messed up things people do. I don’t really know what to do so I’m mostly ignoring it. I’m open to some sage advice in this area.

“It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our Deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?” Marianne Williamson

I first read the above quote while changing for yoga. I had had a rough summer and this fed me and continues to do so. I later learned, in a sermon at City Church, that the author is not Nelson Mandela as I first read but Marianne Williamson, a Christian writer. I like our church and I’m agnostic!

I’m pretty into Kesha.

I have awesome friends and family.

I still miss home. Point Lobos, oaks and lupines, the crickets at night *sigh*

I think I am nesting (no, I am not pregnant!!).

This year I am learning the guitar. When I am old I want to play in a community orchestra.

I can usually tell from the first 30 seconds of a song whether I am going to delete it or not. I know, might miss some things, but life is short!

New favorite movies-
            The Kids Are Alright
            Despicable Me (“It’s so furry I’m gonna die!!”)

I am sifting through my favorite songs of the year, trying to make some sense of them. The past few years I have been able to sort them into slow, med, and fast mixes. I am not sure how they will fall together this year. I have been told I need to express my throat chakra, so watch out! Regardless, this has become a nice tradition and has incited some fun reflection. Thanks!