George Eliot’s 2014 throw down


“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”

Chewy, hopeful words penned by Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880), aka George Eliot, British novelist and one of the leading writers of the Victorian Era.  I am all over that Mary Anne, you wild child you!  2014 – no resolutions – just being resolute.

The year to learn how to ride a bicycle.

The year to zip line for the first time.

The year to maybe entertain the notion of training for a marathon.  Did I say that out loud?

The year to keep the promise made when I started massage school in 2008.

The year to add a little bit of sugar to some not-so-sweet relationships – ouch!

The year to visit The Clermont Lounge and Johnnies Hideaway. Yeah – I said it!

The year of long hugs, thank you very much Linda!

The year to climb a bridge and visit Middle Earth.

The year to start blogging.

The year to enter a new decade of life.

Really nothing that would register above a 3 on the “Isn’t my life fabulous?” Richter scale, but the beginnings of throwing off and putting on and continuing to discover what is yet to be.  And you?

18 thoughts on “George Eliot’s 2014 throw down

  1. Reblogged this on Aging Gracefully My Ass and commented:

    Drumroll…. Today is the first anniversary of dipping my big toe into the blogging pool. AGMA is a year old!

    And this is the first time in a year I’ve reread my post. Surprise – it’s not nearly as awful as I’d imagined it would be. I certainly was a woman of fewer words… Good thing or bad thing?

    If you’re wondering how I did, I got six out of ten. But some were cheats because I knew they were going to happen. But I’m going to count them anyway. It’s my blog.

    I got two likes on my first post and no comments. So I’ll ask again…

    What about you? What mountains are you going to climb in 2015? What relationships will you work on mending? What promises to yourself are you going to keep? What abundant, overflowing gifts you possess are you going to share with the world?

    Happy New Year to all of you wonderfully brilliant blogging buddies!

    I positively chomping at the bit to read all about your adventures in 2015!


  2. Great post! I like ‘no resolutions- just being resolute.’ It’s a more fun idea to concentrate on a few things and keep them in the forefront of your mind. Congrats on a year of blogging! That’s quite an achievement!


    • Thanks so much! But even being resolute, I only got 6 out of 10 (including the cheats!) But it’s certainly better than not crossing anything off the list, right? 😉 When I started AGMA, I wanted to post several times a week. Yeah right… I’m just glad I hung on for a year!


  3. You reminded me of something I MUST accomplish this year. A friend saw a pretty pink bike and bought it for me. That was in 2013 and I have yet to get the nerve to get on it. I’ve put air in the tires a few times — and my granddaughter loves riding it. But, I HAVE to get on that thing and stop worrying about falling off and breaking a hip.

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