The cold, frozen month of January, marks a time of new beginnings.  Named after the Roman God, “Janus” the month symbolizes transitions, looking back, looking forward, taking stock . . .

Coming out of the holiday season, and the hurried pace that accompanies it, I find January to be  a calmer, more focused time of year and a wonderful opportunity to set intentions . . .

Consistently, I have utilized this first month to clear out, focus in on priorities and sharpen clarity in life . . .

For me, this process of setting intentions means, in part, to continue to work consistently on the myriad of writing projects I have before me, including the posts on ClunkyShoe.  This is no small challenge as it requires careful organization, diligence, uninterrupted writing time, perseverance, and a true belief in and commitment to one’s writing vision . . .

As I am taking stock and moving forward, I want to share some kind, inspiring comments that I have received about a sample of the writing on ClunkyShoe.   These remarks came in recently from redstuffdan, a photographer who lives in the Aquitaine region of France.  I am including links to the original posts so that you can peruse the content at your leisure.  The comments follow:

This humbling remark is posted at the essay Red Flags: “What a wonderful way you have with words – like a talented musician but using the alphabet as your notes making beautifully crafted pieces.”

There are some additional comments posted under Romance of Rain and The Day Herstory is Made.

Redstuffdan, thank you for the encouragement. To readers across the globe, I am thankful for you.

As I am scoping out 2018 I would be quite interested in what you have enjoyed most about ClunkyShoe as well.  I welcome your comments below or feel free to send me a note!

What are your intentions for the new year?

Best wishes for your 2018.