Thursday, April 28, 2011


It's all about experiences.  My everyday life isn't all that exciting.  It's filled with cooking, grocery shopping,  work (I'm lucky I love my job!),  etc.  Of course there is lots of fun with the kids and husband sprinkled in, but what stands out the most in my life are the times where I ventured out of my cozy comfort zone and tried something new.  I haven't always been successful in my new endeavors like when I decided to learn to play the cello at age 37 -I'm still not very good- but I enjoy playing and I've gained a new respect for anyone able to play an instrument well.  I grow a little bit as a person through each experience.  My trip to India with my husband was decided on a whim.  I never thought I would travel there, but I did and it has opened up a whole new world for me.  Now I can't seem to read enough about India's history, food and people.
I will never be the same and I think that is a good thing.

Have you gained by trying something new recently?


My Random Thoughts on the Letter "X"

Though I think the letter "X" looks pretty cool, it seems like a useless letter, at least in the English language.  It can't start a word without having the letter "E" precede it, or it sounds like a "Z" as in "Xenon".  You can replace it  anytime with either "ks" or "Z" except in words like "luxury" where you would have to replace it with "gzh" or something.  And how did anyone come up with "X" standing in for the word "Christ" as in X-mas?   


  1. Hmm, the letter X is pretty random. What about the word Xylophone...that'a pretty interesting word. Of course I can't play one, but hey ho!

  2. I've never been to India but I'd love to go! Well, I just committed to running a writers' retreat and workshop in 2012, which is going to be a HUGE project. But I'm sure the experience will be very enlighening!

  3. These are some great random thought on the letter x. I like them though and they make me think. I think most experiences have changed me to some extent.

  4. I'd love to go to India, too! Hm, something new...I can't think of anything new I've done recently. That's bad. Tomorrow, I will do something new!