Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Looking back at My First Blog Post

On Saturday, January 8, 2011, I was sitting around the house, tired of the snowy, cold & dark winter days of Chicago.  I had been reading blogs for awhile and dreaming and scheming about being a gypsy. I had been alone in my house for about 15 months at that point and needed to do something.

I started my blog - just typing what I was thinking about.

I called it "TODAY" and named 6 things that I wanted to accomplish. They were: Simplify and organize my life, Make healthy choices, Sell my house, Buy a small motorhome, Spend a few months at the beach, and Produce a steady stream of income.

I worked on all of those things all year long and can say I did it all. Some are a work in progress and will never have an end date.

I bought a small motorhome in April.

The house in sold.

My life has been simplified, I own only what is in the motorhome and a few boxes of things at my daughters house, nothing is in storage.  I want to simplify even more, there are boxes of stuff in the motorhome that need to be sorted and donated, and I have too many clothes with me. 

Simplifying my life doesn't mean doing without - I have computers, a wi-fi hotpsot and an iPhone and whatever else I need to be comfortable. These things are actually making it easier to have less clutter.

I am constantly working on healthy choices and I am happy with the progress I am making.

I am currently living at the beach, on an Island.

For income, I will be workamping in 2012 and I am working on some art projects and websites. 

I want to make another list, but nothing is coming to mind at this time. I am still thinking about "What do I want to do with the rest of my life" and I am enjoying this opportunity to travel.

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We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in Everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. -Marianne Williamson
As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.

On the left side of the blog is a link to the posts I have written.
Thanks to all of my followers and others that read the blog.
I appreciate all of the comments and enjoy corresponding with other bloggers.

I had a good year (challenging, busy and crazy, but good) and I look forward to many new opportunities.


  1. Great Post Teri,
    Like we have said before Dreams can come true.
    Keep enjoying every minute of your life.

  2. nice to reflect on your first post and see how far you have come!!!..good for you,Teri!!

  3. You did it! I love setting goals and watching the path to them unfold. It can only keep getting better.

  4. What a year it has been for you! Congratulations! I know you are looking forward to whatever 2012 is going to bring.

  5. You've come a long way since that first post!! I can't wait to see what adventures you find this year. :)

  6. You have accomplished a great deal. Congratulations!

  7. Congrats. You have accomplished a LOT in less than a year. It is amazing how those lists work out. Good Job!!

  8. You are inspiring. We are all works in progress...

  9. This is a real inspiration to others to dream and believe. You have done everything you set out to in just a year. FANTASTIC!!


  10. I would say your year has been a great success. congratulations to you on making things happen and taking control of your life.

  11. You had a great year and should be proud of how well you stayed on track.

    Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012!

  12. Sounds like you accomplished a lot in the past year. We are always a work in progress and that will always continue. Hope you have a great 2012 and are able to accomplish all that you want to.

    Kevin and Ruth


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