My Cozy Corner

And That Was the Year That Was!

Hello, and welcome to My Cozy Corner. It’s cold outside, but the coffee is not and there is always a comfy blanket close at hand.

To say that 2022 was not the best year of my life, would be an understatement. You all know the story, so I won’t go into it. But it has also been a year of incredible growth. I have done things that I never thought I would find myself doing and making decisions that I never wanted to make.

I would be remiss if I only talked about the low points. A lot of the growth that has taken place has been, once again, recalculating who I am. After years of caregiving, I am learning to care for myself and embrace ME! I encourage you to do the same.

Two of the books that I read this year that have fed my soul are “Growing Slow” by Jennifer Dukes Lee, and “Ordinary on Purpose” by Mikala Albertson. I have made reference to these two books many times over the past few months. They have fed my soul as I worked through a tough year of growth. I recommend them, to say the least.

Remember pen pals when you were school age? Well, they are still around. I LOVE snail mail. The evenings were lonely without Mr. M. I found a Facebook group called “Silver Snail Mail Pen Pals”. It is a ladies only group and I have made several new friends who have filled my lonely evenings with conversation in reading and writing.

You all already know a lot about Miss Priss. She has been my companion since about April. She seems to know just when I need cuddles. We still don’t quite agree on the time to get up in the morning, but we are getting there!

I signed up for online classes. I am taking a writing class, an art class, and a self-help class. I am getting in touch with the creative side of me. Now that there are fewer meals to prepare and fewer toilets to clean, I can spend that time on the things I would like to accomplish in this life.

I don’t want you to think this is all about me. I share these things because I’m hoping that you can glean some little something from what has worked for me and get out there on your own fulfilling journey.