Thursday, December 2, 2010

I took a winter walk into town yesterday as the snow fell in great flakes around me. The street was soft and soapy with salt, and the world looked slightly happier and cozy as I walked toward a major unknown in my life.



My mission was one-fold: to gird my loins for battle in the professional world. Ever been there? Most have, I'd think; especially in these economically distressing times.



Well, yesterday it was my turn to be brave and take a step into the unknown. (ugh). I was so glad to have the falling snow as a friend.



I thought to myself as I walked that this is the beginning of something new. The Chinese say that crisis is opportunity...Take a step forward, Allison!



Good things have always happened to me when it snows... and today the time is ripe. Wish me luck and a good dose of courage!




"We must be the change we wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

16 comments:

Nancy said...

How exciting, Allison! You must tell us more about your new "job"? I think that's what you are referring to. Good luck in your new endeavor. I know you will be very successful. :)

Judy said...

Good luck. I love your snow pictures, so pretty. I would love to take a walk through your town. The mittens turned out great! I voted for no button, but move the button to the cuff to see how it looks there. Or maybe add 2 or 3 to the cuff to see how it looks.

Out on the prairie said...

What a nice walk, we are to get a bit more in the next few days.I'm taking my last pumpkin to the animals out at my conservation club. They love to nibble on something new.Pounding that pavement doesn't sound fun. Be like me and live a life of freedom.HA!Once in a while I see something that looks fun and give it a try.

Allison said...

Not really pounding the pavement as much as standing up for myself. ;) Double ugh!

Naturedigital said...

It looks like England is covered by snow.. all over..
Beautiful photographs..
Costas

Dawn said...

Oh I just wrote a long comment and it deleted:(
Well...I have been where you are and I never knew just what I thought of it- mixed emotions for sure.
I know that wherever this "walk" takes you- you will take it on with as much zest and zeal as you do your everyday life:) You can take it on!!!! And I am so glad you had a beauty to walk through to get there!
Can't wait to hear about your Adventure:)

texwisgirl said...

Loved the "gird your loins" line. I wish you courage and conviction and success! You'll have to let us know if things work out...

Joe said...

Hi Allison, I just recently found your blog and really enjoy it. I was in Switzerland a couple of years ago on business and just loved it. The people were wonderful and the country is beautiful. Thanks for the great pics.

Meg said...

Good luck in facing whatever comes upon you! I'm sure you'll find just what you're looking for.

I just love your pictures. You live in such a beautiful part of the world. Thank you for sharing!

Jen (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

The snow looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your vision of your world.

Country Mouse Studio said...

yes, hope it works out for you, beautiful snowy photos :O)

Eyeliquor said...

I like your winter-wonderland photographs!
And yes i am a lover of words :)

Ola said...

I thought it is so snowy here where I live but the pictures shows that in the whole Europe is more or less the same:) Greetings!

Pam said...

Courage you already have, dear Allison.
I wish you an open mind and an ear that hears what you are saying.. most of all, respect that is well deserved.
Your journey has begun.. one step and a time.. you are Not alone, there is always a shadow beside you.

Good Luck, my friend
Hugs and smiles across the miles :)

I enjoy the wintery beauty as I looked over your shoulder, Allison.

Dana said...

Good luck, and what beautiful pictures! I think I'd want to stop and play in it, but then I wouldn't look so presentable for interviews. Snow always makes me feel like a little kid again.

Carmi said...

Loveliest. Town. EVER!

Seriously, these are gorgeous. Winter's about to hit my Canadian neck of the woods in a major way, and these delightful photos have put me in the perfect frame of mind. I think I'll make sure the camera's batteries are charged, as a post-snowfall photo-walkabout is definitely called for.

Thanks for the inspiration!