It gives me great pleasure to still be maintaining my pattern this year of a blog post once a month on each month day. I have so far posted on 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 5/5, 6/6, 7/7, 8/8, and now 9/9! There is no other purpose to it than for my own interest and amazement and joy at meeting the challenge I have set myself.
It makes me happy!
Although it does feel a little strange to try to remember August now that we are more than a week into September, it has so far been a nice exercise to frame each month in my memory after it’s finished.
August was fantastic!
My amazing and inspirational parents, who are both in their early 70’s [I always lose count after each decade, sorry Mom and Dad!], celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August, which brought me tremendous joy for them and for our family.
I also continued my daily meditation progress without missing a day!
I enjoyed some quality lake time with family and friends more than once, which is always one of my summer highlights every year.
Most importantly for my artistic progress, I finally joined the Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild, which has been a goal of mine since I moved back to Kalamazoo over 11 years ago! Slow progress, but I am celebrating a next step finally taken. I have for years harbored worries that my artistic skills are not good enough [for what or whom, I don’t know] or not worthy of developing, so I am taking this next step with some anxiety, but also with much excitement for the opportunity to dig deeper into an art form I have long loved and with the hope of further developing my skills and confidence as a calligrapher.
I am a Pen Dragon!