Day One 2021

January 1, 2021. Since Christmas, I have spent quite a bit of my time reflecting, and not just about the year 2020 which is just too overwhelming. Instead my reflections have been focused on this journey I’ve been navigating since September 2018.

I felt compelled to revisit the first blog I posted on October 13, 2018 . Interestingly enough, in that post I was reflecting on my experience with cancer in September 1999, and I included a quote that resonated how I was feeling at the time:

It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can’t dodge a fly.

Josh Billings

I’m not sure why, but it was then that I decided to try including a quote in almost every post I made. It kind of felt like dotting an “i” or crossing a “t” or frosting a cake.

So today on this day when I imagine we are all doing a bit of reflecting, I thought it might be fun to post a chronology of all the quotes that have found their way onto my blog so far. It’s a different perspective of where my head’s been at over the course of this crazy ride.


  1. October
  2. November
  3. December


  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December


  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
    • Life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties—which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? —Margot Fonteyn
  6. June
  7. July
  8. September
  9. November
  10. December


I am hopeful that the new year will provide us all positive and magical changes. That we will enjoy good health and stay safe. That the fog we’ve been living in will lift, and we will enjoy each other’s company without fear. It seems we all have healing to do of one kind or another.

One thing that will remain unchanged in 2021 is my appreciation for youyour support, your kind words, your understanding, your encouragement, your positivity, your belief, your loyalty, your friendship, your love. I’m beyond grateful you chose to follow me on this journey. What a gift it is that we can still lift each other up in spite of all that separates us these days.

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. Lionel Hampton

4 Replies to “Day One 2021”

  1. I love reading all of the quotes! There have been some that I really needed to read/hear, but mostly enjoy. These last few years have been strange and difficult, but you keep the faith! Here’s to conquering another year. 🥂 Sending you lots of big hugs full of love, my friend❣

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