It is Wednesday one of my favorite days to post. On Wednesday Jamie Ridler of Jamie Ridler Studios always asks a question that makes me reflect and think. Today Jamie asked, "What do you want to begin?" Sometimes the answer comes to me immediately but today I had to think. In the past four years I have gone through a lot of changes. I retired four years ago from a job I loved. Four months later my husband was diagnosed with a chronic lung disease which has changed alot of things for him and subsequently for me. We met a lot of new doctors and learned alot about how he could have the best quality of life possible and we continue to put into practice what we learned each day. I also tried to remember to take care of myself and took writing and painting classes while consulting enough to make me still feel a part of the school system. I want to continue to do many of the things I have been doing the past four years but what I want to add to the mix is a feeling of peace and acceptance. I want to slow down and embrace this part of my life. Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. So this fall I want to begin my retirement over and accept all that it offers with peace and gratitude.