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It’s the first Tuesday of the month which is the day the international members of By Invitation Only come together to discuss the same subject. Each of us takes our “assignment” — this month it’s “Changes, Moving Forward” — and expresses her thoughts and feelings on the topic. So, welcome to our world and thank you for reading us.
In the first days of the new year it seems only natural and logical to think of the months ahead — make plans, put together a wish list, ponder the possibilities — but for some inexplicable reason, I have not only not done those things, but also I seem somehow incapable of focusing on my immediate future.
It’s a first for me. In the past I’ve relished the opportunity provided by the calendar to at least decide to embark on yet another diet, clean out my closets (and finally part with the past), re-sign up for my aqua gym classes. But no, not this year. This year I cannot decide what I want or where I’m going — literally and figuratively.
I do plan to finally finish the proposal for my next book. Later this month I leave again for the United States to do some current book promotion. But what is really drawing me back is Ella. Long ago I became accustomed to my daughter living in the States. My American friends and I learned that when our children attended university in the States, they don’t return “home” except for vacations. I had no idea having a granddaughter would have such an effect on my emotions.
As you can see, I’m in a quandary which, actually, I see as a good thing. It will help me move forward and make changes. I’m simply a little slow off of the starting block this time out.