Tonight, the holiest day of the entire year begins for Jews everywhere. Yom HaKippurim, the Day of Atonement. It is Go Time ladies and gentlemen. The Book of Life and The Book of Death will be sealed tomorrow night. All will have been decided. This is the first year in many years that I am not wishing, praying, desiring to be inscribed in the Book of Death. That is huge!!!! HUGE!!!! H-U-G-E!!!! I can't remember the last time I hadn't wished for death. If not by my own hand than by some confluence of events. But I do not wish for death this year.
I wish for a year of unending possibilities and experiences. I am praying for the wisdom and ability to create a life for myself that is fulfilling and positive. A year where I spend just as much time reflecting on what I already know as I spend on learning new and exciting things. I want to brush up on my Hebrew. I was to develop the drawing that I started in grad. school. I want to get back to playing the guitar. And, yes, it should come as no surprise, I want to get into shape and get healthy. But not just a superficial healthy. And I think that this is the real purpose of this blog, I want to become spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy. I want the whole kit and caboodle. Yep, this girl wants it all.
So, to give you a hint of what is up my sleeve for www.1000miles1step.com, I am preparing to post on a regular basis. I haven't decided what that is yet. It could be weekly. It could also be every other week. I'd love to be able to commit to every week, but honestly I don't want to over extend. Know what I mean? In the meantime, while I'm working through all that nitty gritty, take a minute to sign up for my newsletter (you can do that on the Home Page). Look around. Leave some comments. And get ready to take this wild ride that is my life with me. I'm so glad you have decided to join me.
גמר חתימה טובה
May we all be inscribed in the Book of Life (and want to be)
Why I'm Blogging
Just your average 40 something trying to find the way in which she can make sense of her life. I hope you'll join me for this journey.