Le Premier de la Nouvelle Année or the first day of the New Year

So many things have been learned this past year but especially since my accident of December 11th when I slipped on the ice and fractured my kneecap.  Allowing time for my knee to heal by making me sit still has given me much time to reflect.

I’ve realized how resilient I am.  When I have doubted myself and wondered if I can do something, I’ve proven to myself I can accomplish anything.

I’ve thought of everything I’ve faced in 2017. I reflected on the Intensive Yoga Teaching Training course I attended in February. I believe it further enhanced my spiritual journey.

I thought back on the tours I have led on the Camino, the people I have met doing so and to what I will focus my tour offerings on going forward. I’ve questioned if I wish to continue leading tours on the Camino or to only offer self-guided Camino tours.

I’ve made several new friends. Some friendships have become stronger this past year. I have learned some old friends and acquaintances are not who they pretend to be. This has become especially clear to me since my accident.

I spent more than half of 2017 away from my home while travelling, it was good but it is sure nice to be home!

As most of us do, I’m pondering  what I can do differently in 2018. Wondering what the year will offer me. Where will I travel. What will I study and learn this year.

But one thing for sure, I know the Universe will show me what direction I will take, I only need listen to her messages and follow her direction.



8 responses to “Le Premier de la Nouvelle Année or the first day of the New Year

  1. Nancy Johnson Martinez

    Much time for healing, and thought..Happy New Year! You will stay connected with the universe…

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    • Nancy, Happy New You and Happy New Year – yes staying connected with the Universe is something we should all aspire to do. Arlèna


  2. Dear Arlena, you’re so right in following your intuition; trust that and you’ll be on the right path 🙂 AUM, Britta

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    • Britta, I believe that is the only way to go. When we don’t follow our intuition or the Universe as I call it, we always end up realizing we should have trusted and followed. Arlèna


  3. Happy New Year to a wonderful friend and travel buddy. Saw Bill and Jen in Austin yesterday. Thinking of you and the great time we all had in Portugal. Seems you had an amazing year and your conquests and accomplishments are truly amazing. Love and happiness for the New Year.

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    • Hi Steve,
      Yes we did have a fun time in Portugal didn’t we?
      Haha, among my accomplishments in 2017 was the fractured patella, still working on healing that one. But the rest of the year was full of wonderful things, my guess is the Universe simply needed to slow me down somewhat.
      Do take care and Love and happiness for this new year right back to you.

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  4. Yes, the beginning of a new year is a time for reflection on both the future as well as the past.  I’m not much for making resolutions, because too often the intention is there, but things and people (my own self included) get in the way, and before you realize what is happening, the resolutions have fallen by the wayside. I hope that 2018 is better than the previous two.  These past two years have oftentimes been difficult and very trying.  Between work and home, I have had to face many obstacles.  Thankfully, I’ve found that I’m resilient as well.  However, I’ve also had many disappointments.  Nowhere was this more apparent than when I’ve had to face my mother’s mortality.  After two heart attacks and three hospitalizations within less than one year, she is, thankfully, fully recuperated.  I, too, had come to find during this time friends and family who aren’t what I thought they were. Often, it was acquaintances who showed more interest and concern during these difficult times.  Ah, but that is life, is it not? Well, here’s to the beginning of a new year, and hopefully better times to come.

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    • Laura, Life shows us things we need to see albeit in curious ways at times. I’ve learned things that I believed should have been are often times clouded by my personal thoughts and morals or shall I say by my particular ‘Rule Book of Life’; sadly that is not the book by which the rest of the world operates.
      I am sorry to hear about Mom’s health challenge, but am so glad to hear she has fully recuperated. ~ Mills


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