Renewed Energy

Four brown blocks with numbers in black. It reads 2023, and the last block is rotating from a 2 to a 3.
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Happy New Year!

I hope that you had a lovely experience ringing in the new year, and I hope that 2023 has some lovely moments in store. I know that this turn into a new calendar year is in some sense an arbitrary marker. The joy-filled parts of our lives are crossing over with us, and the difficult challenges are as well. But markers of time can serve as openings to ask new questions, initiate new practices, or appreciate possibilities. I welcome that.

And for whatever reason, I have a very good feeling about 2023. I feel renewed energy.

That’s my primary feeling as we move in this direction. This is also true for me in a literal sense. I spent the Christmas holiday with COVID, and now that I’m on the mend, I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel than a mere few days ago.

I also took an extended break from blogging, and that was the first time I’ve done that in seven years. I didn’t think of it as a Sabbatical in terms of the timing, but given the seven-year marker, I suppose it was a mini version of that.

In all of these things, I feel renewed energy. Any time we feel that, I think we should embrace it. And any time that feels right, we can share it.

In multiple ways, I’m glad to be back.

Happy New Year! I wish you renewed energy too.

Renee Roederer

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