Thursday, January 6, 2011

A New Year and New Dreams

It has been awhile hasn't it? I never intended to stay away from my blog for so long, but life happened and it wasn't a pretty picture (at least not to my way of thinking).
If you were to ask me to choose two words to describe 2010 those words would be,
"GOOD RIDDANCE!" 
Needless to say, I'm glad it's over!!! So, what happened you ask? Well, I'll tell ya. I became like that withered up rose in the picture. Dry, weary, and feeling like life had zapped every once of beauty from my little world. The long and short of it is that I finally, after years of threatening, only under my breath of course, quit my job and decided to go back to school. 

 And I can't begin to tell you what peace has filled my heart.  I'm looking forward to a New Year filled with new dreams and possibilities and my prayer is that your heart would find that peace in this New Year.

13 comments:

pam said...

Celebrating with you! 2010 was rough for many....LOTS of people hoping for a much brighter 2011. Godspeed on this new journey!!!!!

ellen b. said...

Wonderful news Cori G! I'm glad you finally took that step and that things of hope are filling your heart and the rose is blooming instead of withering...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Good for you Cori! I wish you much success!

Happy new year full of many new blessings!

♥ Pat

kerrie said...

welcome back...and welcome new dreams.

Cori G. said...

Thank you Ladies! It's good to be back. I've missed you all and hope to catch up real soon.

much love to all of you.
cori

Deborah said...

I am looking forward to another year with YOU, my friend! Love the addition to your header; I actually gasped at the faded images. Me thinks you chose a most excellent career path with your class!!! You shine.
**blows kisses** Deb

Rhonda Roo said...

hoorah for good riddance and new beginnings!

Life *is* what we make it, isn't it?

The Fanciful one and the lovely Deb up there are so good at reminding us of that --hold on to your dreams by a string, so they can float upwards and grow --pretty soon you'll be on a flight round the world!

YAY, CORI! I <3 girls with courage. and spirit! you're my heroine!!!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

My Country Heaven Cottage said...

Just found you a couple days ago! What a Joy!!! I love your blog! I have one question ... Where did you get the Fancy Scroll Work that you add to your pictures? I love it!!! :) I found some online & ordered them but they aren't as pretty as yours are.

Cori G. said...

Hello My Country Heaven! I couldn't find your name anywhere, but in answer to your question, I use photoshop and I down load free brushes from everywhere on the internet. I hope that helps ;-). Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. That was sweet ;-).
xoxo Cori

Deanna said...

Bravo!! You are amazing to have made the decision to change your life Cori. I'm glad to see that you are back to blogging. Every now and then we all need to take a break.

Hugs,
Deanna :D

Lynn said...

Hi, I wish you blessings in your new venture of 2011. I too, finally stopped saying, "when I retire" and did so a few years earlier than planned. I realize you were not talking retirement, lol, but my path changed delightfully once I put the stress of a full time job behind me. Yes, in my case, the difference in finances sometimes give us pause, but the peace, having more time for HIM, for my hubby, my family and drum role.....relearning how to unlease my creativity has been the best decision in my life. That having been said, I am truly happy for you and would love to follow you on your journey. What is your major? Are you going full time or working part time/school part time? How exciting and Happy New Year! Happy New blessings.

Moorea said...

I am so glad you were able to finally do what you have been wanting to for so long! I hope you are having a great time in school- that IS the best time to be there you know, when you want to be! Congratulations!

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