|Things are a buzzing around here with all the birthday celebration for WDC. In fact, I just realized today, I have an anniversary coming up; September 29, 2012, I will have been with WDC for a whole year. Maybe that doesn't sound like much to you, but to me it means the following:
I have completed something. What's even more exciting is I want to stay with it and I truly have enjoyed my journey, what an accomplishment for me. And, as with anything you love, time has gone by so fast - too fast. I haven't exactly done as much as I anticipated (volume of writing), but I do want to be fair with myself. I have composed writings that I am very proud to have contributed to this great organization.
I have also learned to be more humble, which I needed. During this writing journey I have gotten closer to my Creator, my Lord. With each challenge He gives us, there seems to come some incredible blessings.
One blessing is my patience's level has grown, more in leaps and bounds, but there is growth. This has always been hard for me. It is like I never had the seed planted within my chromosomes and I was missing the gene that was required to forgive myself, forgive others and to "take it easy". I am sure many of you can relate.
For this great awaking, I have learned more about myself than I ever thought I could. I know I can push myself, and I won't fall apart. I am not a Lego piece in, that, if I get bumped I will pop out of my master's creation. God made me pretty durable and I can tolerate a lot.
I am learning to take criticism. Did you notice I said "learning" because I am sure, until I leave Earth, I will continue to learn to take it, take it with grace and with a smile on my noise. I have tried to put myself in situations were I will receive "constructive" criticism, as my husband use to call it. I never saw anything constructive about it, but that is because I was too closed minded.
I took a singing class one time because I thought it would be good to pull me out of my shyness. We had to get in front of the class and do a solo to our music of choice. I guess I wanted to prove to "me" that I did have a voice, but, I proved I didn't. In any case it was one of the best experience I ever participated in.
Currently, I am taking a watercolor class. I have been fighting with watercolors since the 80s (I say fighting because I have allowed the water part to control and win each time I quit), but I have decided this too shall pass and I will be a winner this time!
These are just some of my thoughts that I wanted to share while I say, Happy Anniversary Seabreeze (I just love the name I picked). So come along, especially you newbies who may have doubts that you do not "have it". We all "have it" because we been given our Creator's likeness. We just need to do it; create. So, go write something.
My conclusion on the critique of my one year is this: Now the windows are open, the shades have come off my eyes and the light is coming through, and I am soaking up some new sun light!