it’s time to {begin}

January 1, 2015Karen Courcy

opeleanorThis quote is going to be my “Mantra” for the new year!

You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

It’s not a maybe, it’s not a wish, or a pondering, this year is about doing the very things which I think I cannot do and move through.

My therapist said to me Tuesday before New Years he said “Monday we come back to a new year and we “begin” and then he paused and corrected himself and said  “in fact we continue the good work we do and have always done” he said.

I think he was right the first time, we BEGIN! Yes we continue the good good work that we have always done, but we begin with a-new.

We begin a new kind of connection, we begin by pushing aside the negative that has gotten in the way too many times to count, and look towards the things that matter most.

I begin taking steps back into the very things I took steps away from! I begin doing things I think I cannot do, and do them anyways – even if I fall short or fail.

I have never been more ready than I am now – not only because it’s a new year, but because this part of my journey feels different – I feel different, the process feels different. This is a new year, but the changes have already begun and I am so excited and happy to see what more comes out of this new part of my journey.

Not only are things beginning to turn towards good in my healing journey, but also in my personal life here at home! We have had a very tough year with many things that have challenged us financially and emotionally and some things physically … but things are taking a great turn and I am truly excited for things to come.

This year I am going to challenge myself to do things I feel I cannot do  – face it, challenge it, work through it and try and over-come it! no matter what the outcome, its going to be a year of pushing through the very things that tell me “no” and say “yes”.

I am no longer looking back on 2014 and the way it served me a hard horrible year .. I am no longer looking back onto things that no longer serve me a purpose to even think about. NO MORE giving negative things my energy anymore.. it’s not worth it.

I hope that all my readers also look towards the new year with something new to walk towards! I hope that each of you can look at the very things that tell you NO and turn them into a YES! even if you fail or fall short, it’s about moving towards it and doing it anyways no matter what!

Happy New Years … I hope that this new year brings you all the things you hope for and hopefully move towards!

What are your hopes for the new year? what will you try and move towards?



  • gelpersevering

    January 2, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Hi Karen
    (Gel here)
    I found this other blog post today that connects with your theme here and i want to share a bit of it with you…..

    “Often it is the deep longing to reach for the Beloved within and around me that helps me begin again. But sometimes I lose even this, cannot find the end of the thread of that longing that will take me home to the Infinite Love I have tasted in moments of grace. And then I find, to my astonishment, that even this lack, this loss of feeling and faith, when willingly experienced fully, can make me available to the longing that guides me home.”

    If you’d like to read more of her post it’s here:

    1. KarenBeth

      January 4, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      Hi Gel . . I did read her blog and it’s quite similar.. wow .. thank you for sending this ..
      I miss your writing … wish you were blogging .. I miss that connection with you ..

      HUGS. I hope your doing well

      1. gelpersevering

        January 5, 2015 at 10:51 AM

        I’m doing well. I miss connecting with you too. I’m pretty busy with good things. I keep reading your blog and appreciating all you are up to.

  • airman2mom

    January 2, 2015 at 1:45 AM

    Our hopes are locked up in growing our family. I am also hoping to continue to write. I have loved the connecting with the blogging community. So many wonderful people and so many wonderful blogs. Thanks Karen, Happy New Year!

  • Romi

    January 2, 2015 at 2:40 AM

    The new year, the new hope, the new beginning…
    Blessings to you, Karen.

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    January 2, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    I LOVE your attitude, KarenBeth! You are such an inspiration.

    I’m going to keep moving forward as I can. Honestly, I don’t have enough energy to maintain a view toward a distant horizon. I know where I want to eventually be, but the journey has to be broken down into manageable steps that are goals unto themselves.

    It’s kind of like the BUD/S training evolution called Hell Week, a nonstop run of running, swimming, rowing, crawling, exposure to unpleasant stuff, and just plain harassment. But the key to the whole thing is that it’s mostly mental.

    The physical part is hard, but not as hard as most people think. What stops most guys from making it through is their looking at the finish line which seems impossibly far away.

    If you’re squatting in the surf zone in January, with sand where you don’t want it and waves breaking over your head, you can’t look five days ahead. It has to be five minutes – 300 seconds.

    Anyone can do three hundred seconds.

    And then you set another goal, and before you know it, you get to secure from the exercise.

    And you’ve won.

    Until tomorrow.

  • Jodi

    January 4, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    I can feel your excitement and determination in your words. May 2015 be all that you are hoping for and more! For me, I am pushing towards consolidating the good habits I formed last year and continuing to walk the path God has set before me. I am starting in a new leadership position and some changes at work. I hope to end the year in a closer relationship with God, my husband and daughter than I started with, being more purposeful with my time and energy and having helped others along the way.

Please take a moment to comment! I love connecting with others!

Previous Post Next Post

Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox:

%d bloggers like this: