Sunset in Aruba, shutting the book on another day and another chapter.

Sunset in Aruba, shutting the book on another day and another chapter.

 

I was away on "vacation" last week, but since that vacation involved watching 2-5 kids between the ages of 6 and 10 for great portions of the time, I didn't do much relaxing. I've had a couple days off since I got back though, for better or worse, and have spent that time thinking a lot about the turning of calendar pages and turning of the leaves.

Friday was a new moon - a time for new beginnings and new intentions - and last night signaled the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I don't know about you, but I've had a rough 2016 and I'm very ready to move on to a new year so I will happily welcome 5777 and bid adieu to the past. (Any year that begins with David Bowie dying can't possibly go well; I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.) I believe strongly in the energies of the universe, changes in the seasons and the calendar pages falling away as time passes and using those times to harness energy in our own lives. While autumn can be seen as a time of hunkering down for the hibernation of winter, it is also a time of preparation, which is a word that syncs up nicely with the start of a new moon cycle and a new year. What is there to prepare for? What do we want to manifest in our lives in the coming month or year?

I'm taking some time today to define what I want the near future to look like... It's been a very turbulent year, to say the least, with a lot of uncertainty and self-reflection beginning with my birthright trip in January and continuing into the present. It certainly feels like life is tossing me about right now and it's hard to find my footing in the storm. So I'm ready for the winds of change to pick a direction - they can keep blowing tempestuously, if I just knew which way to go!

So no big news to share today, folks, just wishing you all a happy, healthy, and sweet new year (or new moon, or new month). May we all find the sweetness we seek in the coming days, whether that's a job that leads to financial stability, a gig that is artistically fulfilling, a relationship that is inspiring, or something completely different!