happy 2009 :)

Happy 2009 🙂

I danced into 2008 with reckless abandon. By Spring I was ready to return to the comfort of myself and quiet…

I got so quiet that I took a break from writing, salsa dancing, podcasting and playing the piano. Its now 2009 and the most important place to me is the quiet that I find in my solitude.

To begin writing again…

And being myself again…

My place was no longer only about my music and rehearsals. I danced for pure enjoyment to be with my friends to laugh and play.

I didn’t miss my solitude. I didn’t miss writing. The world fell apart in little ways with tiny dramas along the way… like disagreeable roommates… not having enough students.

Spring 2008 was a wild garden. Jnetsworld was LIVELY and growing.The borders of jnetsworld stretched to new horizons.

Snapshots of 2008…

Work and play came to a new level. And salsa opened to expanding my love of photography. C was working on a friend’s project and together we had good work chemistry. In turn, pulling the volume down on salsa and working me to a balance. I took lots of pictures… and I still didn’t miss my solitude. Podcasting went on break… blogging went on break… new connections and roads were made.

My world of notes and words expanded into color. Friendships grew into creative bonds and projects were born. Jnetsworld’s art is part of so many other worlds. So many new friends came into my quiet world this past year…

“Facebook ME.” Became the hello to people that impressed themselves upon me.

Salsa dancing evolved into an at-home-only-with-friends activity. I danced only at KNL rehearsaI, saving my energy to concentrate on performing at the Ford. I had 6 hours at least of rigorous dancing during the hot summer months. I attempted podcasting but hit upon so many technical difficulties with the computer, phones and headsets.

I was writing and podcasting… but in my head and drafted thoughts collected in my archives… or became canned. The Ford performance was a sold-out success though.

Beyond dancing and photography. I sought to speak beyond my blog… beyond podcasting. I stepped away from my safe internet world and joined Toastmasters. Again, stretching myself away from solitude. I missed practicing the piano. I missed writing. But I was up to new things.

The question came up often….Where is my writing and podcasting? Where is the mathematician? I once blogged to document life. But I got caught up in so many different things and a mulitude of thoughts marched through my head… but I never sat down to really tie them down with my words. And a certain sensibility left me. Where did I leave my words, my reflections?

All on the backburner… Yes, I felt that tinge of “missing” but I was on an adventure that I knew would lead me back to home.

In the space of new friends, my royal court of friends who have been with me through the years grew with me.  Thoughts were sorted through quick text messages. I am still so busy that the best way to reach me is via email or text messaging.

Busy with my work, my projects, my rehearsals, my friends and then of course … my family.

A family with nieces and nephews… many brand new 🙂 A family of brothers and sisters in law… a family with a mom who had two surgeries and a year of physical therapy. 2008 was intense and beautiful in the family front.

And it made me wonder….

Can I do all the things I love to do and build a kingdom for myself like my brothers??? I stretch my thoughts on salt shakerhood as I flirt with couplehood. I could be happy with work and solitude… and I could be happy in other ways too. I learned to look beyond that world called friendship. Through dance, someone wanted to show me a glimpse of the possibilities in his mind.

Love and life always teaches…one to grow… I am having a good and terrible time figuring out how my dreams will look like in the future…

I know I can always be happy with my world as it is… Full of friends, family, love, fun, adventures in work and play. That I still think of solitude and I think of me.

It is 2009… I am back to writing… and shortly to podcasting….

The mathematician did return .. by the way…after I shared with him the vision I was growing in my world, he thought it was a good time to say hello.. I have a couple of hellos on the go 🙂 My mind is spinning with wonder… I can only hope to write more often to make sense of my world.

What makes sense for my world is the continuing journey. I am still playing with my color, with my music, with my words and with my dance.

2009 is going to be lots of fun…

I love watching life unfold. It’s beautiful… isn’t it? Happy New Year.



~ by jnetsworld on January 2, 2009.


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