Monday, October 13, 2014

Transitions and somethings new

Autumn is my favorite time of year. There is a distinct feel in the air of change and with the changing colors of the leaves a distinct indication of coming transition. This time of year has always been a time to consider new things to come and typically lasts through New Year's Day when I host my Dream Board Party when I set intentions for the new year. I have often gotten new jobs during the third quarter of the year. Maybe a omen for me this year. It's time for me to begin the search which begins with that ominous question, What do you want to do with your life? I have some thinking to do. This has always been a difficult question for me. Do I have an aversion to commitment? Hmmm ... I never thought so. I'm committed to lots of things: keeping my health now that I've been given a second chance, giving back to the cancer cause, getting out into nature, taking pictures, blogging, and more.

I'm so enjoying my time volunteering for the Healing Arts Program at Presbyterian St. Luke's. How do I turn that into a paying position--there or somewhere else? I ponder. I am official at PSL, like being an employee. I have a badge, parking privileges, and webpage.

Red, yellow, and green ... windy and overcast ... taken yesterday on my way home from errands.

Yellow leaves with sunlight streaming through ... taken three days ago.

I love Sarah Huizenga's photos of her paisley rain boots, so this is my version with my new Danskos. Many of the nurses at the hospital wear these and praise their comfort. I love them and I needed something fun to wear. In only a few days, I've gotten lots of "I love those" comments. What a great conversation starter!

I love the picture from down low, but I didn't realize how dusty they were already!

At the Light the Night Walk, there was a sweet gal, Linda, who was giving away some of her jewelry pieces to survivors. I was attracted immediately to the little Buddha bracelet. Unfortunately, she did not have business cards and I was unable to get her contact info.

I've already acquired a couple "somethings new" that make me feel great on a daily basis! That's what life is about, isn't it?


  1. I love autumn too - I need to make the tome to get out and capture the golden colours before they disappear. Lovely shoes!

  2. Cool shoes. I'm still waiting for the colors here.

  3. Welcome back Lissa! You've captured the spirit of the season beautifully. Love those Danskos!


  4. Love those Danskos! I think if you just follow this path, something is going to open up for you where you can put these experiences to good use. xoxo

  5. So nice to see you back on your blog Lissa! I just got a pair of those Dansko's too. Great aren't they. So interesting to hear you are a volunteer at Presbyterian St Lukes. That is the name of the hospital that in 1968 I became an RN at. My hospital though was in Chicago and is not Rush Presby. Such a coincidence in the name though. I am sure that the "right" thing for you will come along, just like it did before t he cancer . You have been through alot and you will need just the right thing. Think of you often!

  6. Oh, and by the way, your danskos are much more interesting than mine are. In fact, those are amazing!


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