Well, it’s been over two years since I’ve written in my blog.  There have been a succession of traumatic events in my personal life that have left me desperately weary, unable to hold on to my unreasonable optimism, my complete confidence in my abilities and my bright ambition to be a change-maker. Some would say I’ve lost my mojo.

How in hell did I let it happen? And how can I get it back?

I know that, for most, life presents a parade of big and small disasters, along with everything in between.  I imagine it as standing on an ocean beach. On good days, the waves gently wash over your feet – only to turn into angry monsters that threaten to knock you over, or even sweep you away on really bad days.  Of course, there are also days when the waves are not so gentle, but not strong enough to really give you trouble.

Like everyone, I have had my share of nasty waves during my half century or so on the planet. I like to think I’m pretty good at weathering storms, but this last pounding has taken a toll.  They began in September 2011, then kept rolling in, bigger and bigger waves, each one almost washing me away, then requiring that I pull it together to stand stronger against the next one.

So, here I am. It looks like I made it through, and I have – just a little (okay, a lot) worse for wear – physically, mentally and emotionally more fragile.

Thankfully, I have a strong foundation. I have faith in a wise and benevolent Universe and I have a strong sense of my purpose for being here.  Now it’s time (way past time) to turn the page and start putting one foot in front of the other on a journey onward and upward – one moment at a time.

Namaste – until next time.  Keep on smiling!