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Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

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Happy New Year to all of you!

I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you and your constant support, comments and engagement of my posts. I love our interactions and reading you!

We have such an amazing community of gifted writers, photographers, poets, comics etc. that I learn and grow from daily. Not to mention the chuckles I get and “Aha Moments” when reading your work. It is truly one of the highlights of my day and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of my blogosphere family. As the saying goes “I am nothing without you”❣️

It was a great year with so much to be grateful for and so much to learn.

I’m going to warn you, this post is going to be long so feel free to skip through as I share some of my reflections, highlights and goals for the new year with you.

There’s no better time to begin again and set objectives and goals than the beginning of the year, so you can chart a path to where you want to go with clear vision and direction.

Take the necessary time to reflect on this past year and its global effects on our world and individually. Did you live congruently with your inner callings or were you stuck in a rut or on overload with little introspection?

Life can catch us by the surprise and we grab tight to the tail of the dragon, our mind and body gushing through the wind, living the dream and reaching goals. However, if we’re not careful, we can lose ourselves in the process and it becomes a pretty picture for everyone to admire, but ourselves.

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What is this world worth, if we can’t find joy in the everyday moments that we are blessed with daily?

-Cindy-

Move it Monday and Maybe Move it Tuesday now.

Congratulations You have started the year out healthier… If not today… Tomorrow for sure!

HIGH And LOWS

Reflections of the Year:

As a family, we always share our high/low of the year, what we learned and what we want moving into the New Year. This year was no exception and we started early, the first night we were all together.

HIGHS:

My high, without a doubt, was my construction project, my daughter’s wedding, my poetry work recognized and being published, my beloved animals and incredible family and friends, including all of you, my blogosphere family.

Doing collaborations with some of you and sharing some of your work is always joyful for me. Without a doubt, I spend more time with you all, then I do with anyone else and you each enrich my life in a way that touches my heart in a way that only you understand as a fellow blogger.

The rest of my world thinks I’m a little touched and must have no life so it’s always nice to know I’m not alone. I learn from each of you, I talk about you by name and what your latest projects are, buy your books and gift them to others (I read snippets with the hopes of making it all the way through and write reviews, this year maybe) and feel like I know each of you intimately. I know this isn’t exactly right but I do feel closer to you than I do a lot of people in my sphere, so thanks for that.

LOWS:

My low this year was the exact same as my high! While each experience has been enriching and fulfilling, I found myself like a kid in a candy shop on a sugar high and crashing with each goal accomplished. The truth is, managing all of this was a lot of time; mentally, physically, financially and emotionally, not to mention the many hours of planning, delegating, managing etc., all while working full-time.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I’m blessed beyond measure and I’m ecstatic with the result of each thing I’ve done. Even the painstaking moments when I was lost or at an impasse were worth it in the end. I look back and see where each choice I made, although not perfect, taught me immeasurably and was worth the aggravation of seeing things through and not throwing in the towel.

And this is life! Coming up to our learning edges, researching and seeing something through, creates inner strength and resilience through the tension. Fanning our creativity and inner resources creates a synergetic vortex of movement and growth. We learn we are stronger and more capable than we ever imagined.


Life is not an easy cross to the finish line but takes our whole heart to brave the storms that come our way and come out smelling like a rose.

-Cindy-

Nonetheless, we must ask ourselves at what cost? We have got to put ourselves in the driver’s seat in our lives or we will crash and burn. Even the Tesla’s of the world blow up in garages or drive themselves into a concrete block.

Take some time to know what you can actually do before your gas gauge runs on empty. This year has been critical to forge forward and although I wouldn’t change a thing with the outcome, I missed moments of lingering in the void and respite of the waterfalls dripping in the background but loved those moments where I experienced them.

I’ve learned that I have the capability to forge ahead and delay gratification which is essential at times, but I want more respite moving into 2023.

I’m perplexed though as I move into the end of phase 2 construction (we’re almost there but the bedrooms have now been disassembled again to finish 🤣, but hey everyone had a bed for the holidays so mission accomplished), phase 3 of construction, my book launch, scheduled in March by “EIF” with Ingrid Wilson which scares the bejesus out of me, and no doubt some surprises that will show up as they most often do.

Do check out Archery in the UK, Ingrid and Nick’s new poetry book coming soon, February 1, that is sure to open your heart chakra with lots of insight and lyrical beauty.

You see, I’m sandwiched between 4 kids that are expanding and growing, and 3 parents that are in the midst of living life from the back 9. If I’m not careful, I could get swallowed up. Gulp… none of us want that to happen.

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If I cognitively think about it, I’m not sure how I will manage it once again without a new pair of running shoes to accompany me to the race to the finish line again this year.

Knowing this is the case, it’s essential I stop myself in my tracks and commit to HOW I will manage this daunting schedule and find respite in the moments which are essential to my well being.

I must change my lens, make some tough choices and take time to prioritize, like we all must or create a double, to clone me. Speaking of which Pooja from Lifesfinewhine has been incredible support and is worth her weight in gold, so do check her services out. Thanks Pooja!!!!

I get pleasure in each new exciting endeavor that comes my way, saying YES, because of my many interests but there is only one of me so like all of us, I need to stop and take inventory of what’s important and say maybe more often first.

Does anyone else feel this way?

I started shifting things early this year when I realized that something had to give and I didn’t want it to be my peace of mind, so I changed things up a bit which was small, but BIG for me.

I took the needed blogging break so I could hang with my family this year which took some of the pressure off. It was hard because as much as numbers don’t mean a thing about progress, I set goals. One of mine was to meet 4,500 followers by January 1 with 9 followers behind. It seems so silly but when I set a goal I’ll do whatever it takes to get there.

I’ll never forget when I was nearing 1,000 followers and Gottfried said “just steal some of mine”. It was John from Salsaworldtraveler’sblog that pushed me to 1,000 followers and I was over the moon and so grateful for that. You never forget those people in life that supported you to move forward and grow and they sit in your heart like cherubs and you are forever grateful.

In this case, closing shop early was not going to let me reach my goal, but I chose my sanity over a number, that truly doesn’t mean a thing in the big picture of life. As it turns out by letting go I reached 4,521 followers which does count email followers which I don’t generally count. But what the hey…. a follow is a follow. My husband is up to 140 followers and he doesn’t blog, just follows me. 🤣 It’s the running joke.

Things I learned in the Blogosphere this year:

  • What you reap you sow. It’s a two way street, creating and maintaining relationships.
  • Meeting new friends has been incredible and of course my old tried and true from day one on the blog is such a gift.
  • Sharing and caring, commenting, reaching out with a helping hand is what really matters in times of joy and difficulty.
  • There is only a finite amount of time and listening to how much time you can spend is critical.
  • Karen, one of my followers sent me a text saying “how do you find the time to keep blogging?” My answer: “Good Question, I have no idea”. We find time for what we love, but something has to give. It best not be our sanity. We have to weigh out whether it’s worth it or not.
  • Sharing your heart from your gut is really important no matter what you are writing about whether it is poetry, a post, information, photos etc.
  • Your intention and heart show up on the screen and make it to other’s hearts.
  • What you put out in the world manifests itself. It’s important to spend some time thinking about what you really want to share and want your message to be.
  • I’ve learned that sometimes you get hurt when you make deep connections in the blogosphere when you take blogging friendships further through texting, calls and emails. Some things change over night and you can feel ghosted, hurt, rejected and perplexed. It’s as painful as any “real” relationship in your life. But as in life, our heart opens, breaks, opens, breaks and one day it heals and the gifts of self and lessons learned outweigh any heartache you went through.
  • On the other hand, I’ve seen other times, where there is such an incredible relationship that are built through this blog and lifetime friendships evolve and develop into lifetime friends. Some even get married. It’s pretty wild and very cool. Take Marsha for instance, from Always Write. She organized a great in person reunion which was so moving. They are on my visit list at some point in time since I’m having FOMA now 🤣. Do be mindful and covet your giving and loving heart in time and attention, always.
  • I’ve learned that blogging is a microcosm of life and this petri bowl we’re in here reflects exactly where we are at the time in our lives. We create, synthesize, grow and change and some people only show their persona, leaving rough and tough parts out. We are all doing our best so cut each other slack.
  • I’ve learned the support is incredible through others promoting each other, buying their books, products etc.
  • I’ve learned that life is meant to be shared and it’s a wonderful way to get your message to the world out in a bigger way with supportive and loving people.
  • I’ve learned how much I love writing and reading and the joy that comes with it.
  • I’ve learned a lot of things, I would never have learned because of your amazing posts. I love the rich history that is shared that stretches my mind and grows me.
  • I’ve learned that no matter how hard I have tried to befriend someone on the blog, some will never want to be friends (just like life), so to stop liking their work and move on. I never quite understand this but se la vi.
  • I’ve learned that I miss people sometimes because they don’t show up, WP scrambles things, and they miss me but it’s not intentional for the most part, so never take things personal.
  • I’ve learned I have to follow, refollow, follow and follow.. 🤣🙇‍♀️
  • I’ve learned that people come and go here. Some are seasonal, some are intermittent, some leave for good, some pop up out of the blue again (which is awesome) and all remain in my heart and I am changed and better in some way because our lives merged for period of time.

MY TOP FOLLOWERS WERE:

Thanks so much to all of you and a special thank you to those of you below for being here whenever I post. I’m so grateful!

TOP POSTS:

Ignite Our Light For The New Year: Spoken Poetry

Begin Again

Today and Always…… Remember

Thoughts Have NO Power unless…

One Step At A Time!

THIS YEARS GOALS:

  • Getting my book out this year is a major goal!
  • I’m terrified to tell the truth. It seems so daunting to me. While I love writing which comes easy for me, the formatting, structure, chapters etc Is so challenging and I’m all over the roadmap.
  • Balance is my intention this year.
  • Time management is essential.
  • Knit
  • Meditate daily.
  • Workout daily.
  • Eat healthier and drink more water.
  • Finish Construction
  • I will just say “surprises are imminent” and tell me when that isn’t the case?!!

To be honest, I don’t start the New Year until about February since my kids are still here on the actual holiday, January 2nd, and my house is turned upside down.

SUCCESSES IN MY WRITING:

Top 5 Countries For Views:

  • United States
  • India
  • United Kingdom 
  • Canada
  • Nigeria

I’m looking forward to the journey with you this year in 2023.
My sense is, I will be posting in a more random pattern to accommodate everything that’s on my plate but always from my heart, always in support and always with honesty and love.

Blessings and magic as you manifest your hearts deepest longings this New Year while I find respite and more time for waterfalls dripping in the background.

💗🙏🏼

Cindy

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Borntempest
30 days ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR 💐

Ingrid
30 days ago

Happy New Year Cindy! This was great to read, as I identify with so much of what you said. During my blog break, I realised I was suffering from burnout. But I’m now eager to get back to work! Thank you for the shout-out, and don’t worry: the book will come together ❤️ I will email you… ✉️

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

Thanks for the reminder Cindy 😅 💕 it is on my to-do list, but I’m still waiting that quiet moment, I’ve had kids off sick etc. Booked some childcare today so I can catch up with work 😘

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
22 days ago

They are ok now – thanks so much Cindy 😊

M Jay Dixit
30 days ago

Thank you, Cindy for the insights and inspiration. Here’s what I will take from your long but a reflective personal essay:

Personal growth and development: “It’s no secret, we’re all a work in progress and our goals should reflect this.”
Striving for balance: “I’ve learned that being productive and effective is more than just checking things off my to-do list.”
Following one’s passions and inner callings: “I’ve also learned that if I’m not careful, I can lose myself in the process of trying to accomplish everything.”
Building resilience and inner strength: “Fanning our creativity and inner resources creates a synergetic vortex of movement and growth. We learn we are stronger and more capable than we ever imagined.”
Building supportive relationships: “I’m so grateful for the relationships I’ve built this year and the new connections I’ve made.”

<3 Lots of love,
Jay.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
30 days ago

Indeed, a long read.
You please keep writing
keep doing what you love.
Stay healthy, keep smiling!!

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  DEVANG UPADHYAYA
30 days ago

and, Happy New year!!
Looking forward to learning more from you.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

Best wishes
Sending you some positivity!!

Carax&VanNuys
30 days ago

Dear Cindy, “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” from me, too! 🐱🌞🍹🌸🌈

VVN

gabychops
30 days ago

Thank you, Cindy, for your interesting thoughts and good luck!

Joanna

Navin
30 days ago

A Very Happy New Year to you as well, Cindy ✨💟💫

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

You’re very welcome, Cindy 💟

eunice
30 days ago

Thanks for sharing, Cindy. Thanks for the acknowledgements. I believe your contributions on this platform will continue to be certain in our hearts.

Sadje
30 days ago

May you realize your goals and ambitions this year Cindy. Thanks for the mention.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

It’s always a pleasure

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
30 days ago

Perfect

ON NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

💎 Isn’t it Funny EveryOne; a New Year, The Same Commitments from Last New Years that only tend to Last Up to Three Months or so EveryBody then Repeated The Next New Year with The Same Result…what if YOU!!! Simply 3DLive YOUR!!! 3DLife Moment by Moment; what if 🤔 ?

Einstein is Quoted by Many as Saying “A Definition of Madness is Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results” ergo, He’s a Pretty Smart, Scientist Guy Worth Actively Listening To; because it Pays to Pay Attention to AnyOne who didn’t Pay Attention in School and Focuses on Empirical Evidence instead of Simply Repeating Scholastics Parrot Fashion

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http://www.ericberne.com

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

…💎💎💎…

ON HAIKU

💜 ILLUSORY

There is A Better Way
Less is More They Say
Don’t Be Greedy and Sway

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http://www.ericberne.com

…🧡🧡🧡…

ON MOANING AND COMPLAINING ET AL

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

💎 If YOU!!! Have Ever Had This Said To YOU!!! EveryOne, ‘YOU!!! ARE BEING RUDE, MEAN AND NASTY!!!’ I Suggest This EveryBody; that YOU!!! ARE a Mirror 🪞 to Hold Up To YOUR!!! Accuser and They ARE a Mirror 🪞 to Hold Up to YOU!!! 🪞

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http://www.ericberne.com

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

…💎💎💎…

ON BEST WISHES TO ALL

💜 May 2023 Bring To YOU!!! People and Things That YOU!!! Desire, Hope For and Deserve EveryOne; for it is YOUR!!! Sole and Joint CHOICES!!! and DECISIONS!!! in The Present that ARE Creating YOUR!!! Future…it’s NOT!!! Other People, Situations, Circumstances and Events EveryBody; it’s YOU!!! and YOUR!!! Perception of WHAT’S HAPPENING!!! EveryBody…in short; it helps YOU!!! if YOU!!! Rely On NoOne Except YOURSELF!!! for YOUR!!! Happyness, Friends ARE a Bonus NOT!!! a RIGHT!!! ergo SOMB (Soul Observer Mind Body) Rhymes with WOMB EveryOne; this is what We ARE Made Of EveryBody and We ARE ALL Expelled from a WOMB with a SOMB that is Unique, Individual and Personal to OurSelves and May or May NOT!!! Merge with Others

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http://www.ericberne.com

…💛💚💙…

ON THE BLISS OF SINGLEDOM

💎 Being Single is a Total Disconnect of Intellect and Urges EveryOne; it is summat to THINK!!! about then Swallowing Humble Pie and Letting Them Go EveryBody…or watch Them Hook Up with SomeOne Else more Accommodating than YOU!!! ARE; while YOU!!! Look On, Envious and Jealous which (WITCH!!! 🧙 🪄🧹) is why They Left YOU!!!

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http://www.ericberne.com

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

…💎💎💎…

ON GENDER DIVERSITY

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

💎 1. Gaia, Our Home Planet, 🌎 Earth,  is 4.5 Billion Years Young a Sentient Being in a Cosmos that is a Lot Older than She is; basically She is a 5 year Old Child EveryOne

 2. She has Hosted Single Cells through to Ocean Dwellers, Dinosaurs and Both Ocean Going 💙 and Land Dwelling Mammals; for now We are ALL still here, don’t take it for granted

 3. Who ARE We Arrogant, Aloof, Dumb, Stupid, OverConfident Human Beings; people that ARE just Another Group of Humans from the Dawn of Mankind Millions of Years ago to NOW!!! Question Gaias Motives about what is Going On for HER!!! Right NOW!!! 🤔 ?

…so, Answers on a postcard please 🤪😜😝 ; here is My Answer:

…a Human rarely lives beyond 100 years EveryBody; yet many Humans THINK!!! They Know more about Our Planet than Our Home Planet Earth 🌏 that some name Gaia 🌎 Does about HerSelf …it’s Obvious SHE!!! can Look after HerSelf by Spinning Rapidly 24 Hours Daily and Orbiting around Our Star 🌟 The Sun Annually; ergo, We Really Screwed that Synchronicity Up by Having to Add a Day to February (Shortest Month, 28 Days) Every Four Years and Months (30 or 31 Days) that Do NOT!!! Match Lunar Cycles…cycles that Remain and ARE Consistent with the 4 Week Menstrual Cycle; just what THE HELL!!! Happened 🤔 ? Oh Wait, Patriarchy Happened…

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http://www.ericberne.com

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

…💎💎💎…

ON INTIMACY AND SEXUALISING

💜 We often Get Sexually Confused EveryOne; sex is the Ultimate Fusion of Two Human Bodies while friendship is also intimate without the physical, sexual fusion…this is why people often state that they don’t want to ‘Spoil The Friendship’ by having sex; but very often The Other doesn’t understand…because The One who states ‘No Sex’ knows sex WILL!!! Change the Dynamics of The Friendship EveryBody; while The Other Does NOT!!! Understand due to MMHI (Multiple Mental Health Issues) that ARE NOT!!! Admitted, Acknowledged and Addressed

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http://www.ericberne.com

…💛💚💙…

ON FINANCING 🤑

💜 Personally EveryOne I AM No Longer Interested (pun intended as I no longer have interest (pun intended) in money apart from its Monopoly Uses) EveryBody; as for New Year, SEE (Soulful Emotional Energy) Above while Looking Below where Most of YOU!!! ARE Gazing, Raging, Anxious, Apprehensive and Depressed while Denying YOUR!!! MMHI (Multiple Mental Health Issues) from YOUR!!! Conditioned UpBringing and in Denial about Admitting, Acknowledging and Addressing said MMHI

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http://www.ericberne.com

…💛💚💙…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

😂🤣😅😆😁😄😃😀🙂 🙃😉😊 😇🥰😍

Phil
30 days ago

Thank you, dear Cindy. May your new year bring glad tidings and good cheer, health and prosperity, joy and happiness…all the best, my friend ❣️💐😙

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

TY dearest Cindy 💗

Suzette Benjamin
30 days ago

Cindy you are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing your heart about the things that matter: love, balance, and self care which come to think of them, are all Love in one way or another.
May your New Year be filled with the love of self wothout judgement, the love of your time with respect for its measured cup and the treasures of the people around you that add to your cup and you to theirs in equal measure. Peace to you!!

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

My pleasure, Cindy. Cheers to your adventures to come. Peace.

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

A pleasure always, my friend.

tubasarwat
30 days ago

what a friend we have here, you have many such highs and lows which were also mine, and also 2022 was the most valuable and happiest year of my life, almighty gifted us a baby boy in 2022.

tubasarwat
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

thank you soo much for blessings,
and happy new year cindy🫂

tubasarwat
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

👍

Keith
30 days ago

Cindy, thanks for being you. Love your talk and instructional video as well as your list of what you learned from other blogs and comments. I also love your window seat behind you. I could sit and read there. Have a great New Year. Keith

Dr. Prakash ✍
30 days ago

Happy new year Cindy to you and all your family members.Have a new year with lots of fun, happiness, enjoyment and excitement.💐🎊🎉🎄

Vidah
30 days ago

A very happy new year🎉
I hope you have a great 2023!

jahnavigouri13
30 days ago

Happy new year, dear Cindy!!! May you have a wonderful and joyous year ahead. Wishing you another wonderful blogging year! 💕☺️

Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
30 days ago

Great reflection about blogging … and cheers to you for taking the time to do it. I like this question because it is a great question that is very real: “How do you find the time to keep blogging?” Blogging can be time consuming – writing, maintaining, visiting, commenting, expanding, and more. A blogger can’t do everything all the time. If so, they won’t have a life outside of blogging. Because blogging can be like an addictive drug, there are two key words: 1) Acceptance – acceptance that one can’t visit everyone all the time. Acceptance that the more they post, the more they are adding to the pressure of other bloggers – which is the same helpless feeling each of us feel. 2) Balance – Balance blogging with other aspects of life. Balance to help us be whole. Balance to help us accept acceptance.

Goff James
30 days ago

Great job done. Thanks for sharing your heart with us Cindy. Happy Blogging 2023

VJ
VJ
30 days ago

You have such high energy, Cindy, and I can relate to your highs and lows being similar. We are constantly re-defining ourselves (or is it fine-tuning). All the best to you.

VJ
VJ
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

😘

Giada
30 days ago

Happy New Year full of love, joy and serenity! 🤗💕💞🎊💝💖✨️🎉

Giada
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Thank you infinitely from my heart!! 🤗💞🎆💕

D. Wallace Peach
30 days ago

I can relate to the crunch on your time, Cindy, and the need to take stock and come up with a managable plan for the new year before burnout sets in. (Story of my life! Lol). I also took a much needed break, and I made myself a schedule that I’m going to try stick with… that’s my goal. Great recap of your year and successes, and I wish you a wonderfully creative 2023!

D. Wallace Peach
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

<3

SelmaMartin
30 days ago

HNY dear Cindy. May your every endeavor materialize.
—Fanning creativity and inner resources creates a synergetic vortex of movement and growth.
—We learn we are stronger and more capable

>> take time to prioritize!! Oh yes. A must!

find respite and more time for waterfalls dripping in the background — every little drop is precious as life unfurls in drips.

Thanks for sharing.
I don’t make resolutions at the top of the year. But try to stay true to my weekly pursuits that tip me over, believe it or not. I’m a small body that prefers the slow lane. with dreams nonetheless and the day passes me slow. I like it this way.
You are a real gem. I bless you, lady dear. Thanks for calling me ‘friend’
HNY 👏

Dawn Pisturino
30 days ago

Congratulations on a great year and the upcoming publication of your book! Very exciting! Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2023!

GraceoftheSun
30 days ago

You are so welcome , Cindy. I always enjoy your post. Thank YOU, my friend.What a wonderful year, Cindy, so much success. Happy 2023!!!💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

💕🙏💕

Writing to Freedom
29 days ago

Happy New Year Cindy! And thanks for the deep dive into your year and our blogging community. Our community is a real treasure. Your life sounds very busy and fulfilling. Kudos.

Annette Rochelle Aben
29 days ago

Enjoying your life is what it is ALL about! <3

Sheila “Spiral Sister” Murrey
29 days ago

I love you and ALL of your accomplishments (and associated struggles), Cindy! And I am sooo glad you still make time to blog!! You offered such grace here, the yoga, the observations, the goals, and even some of the trepidation you feel about reaching for the goals (as in writing a book)! We’ll be here, watching.
I’ll write a post soon showing my steps of what I did to write my new book and get it on Amazon for Kindle and paperback. It took me four full days of continuous refinement and learning the Kindle Create app, but I feel sooo good because I can tout that I did it myself (with some help from my loving husband for the cover). Happy New Year!
I’ve made wonderful friends in this blogging community too! Wink!

Sheila “Spiral Sister” Murrey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

“shine your light on my light and my darkness unconditionally” beautiful! That is certainly my intention. And thank you thoroughly for reflecting that back to me. You’re super sweet, Cindy! I am humbly honored.

Sheila “Spiral Sister” Murrey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

Well that’s sure a sweet compliment, Cindy! Thank you.

Sheila “Spiral Sister” Murrey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
22 days ago

Oh, YAY, Cindy!

michnavs
29 days ago

Happy new year Cindy..i am so glad to have met you here (wp) and eventually extended up over on IG where i get to know you better with your posts and photos..you also inspired me to keep going with my fitness journey.

michnavs
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Thank you for being an inspiration Cindy.

Marsha
29 days ago

Cindy, congratulations on a full life well lived. Balance is a hard lesson to learn. I have pulled back in blogging about 1.25 posts per week – ones that I hosted. That has allowed me a bit more freedom during the time I’ve been switching houses. I think your poetry has added a new dimension to your life. I love your writing – it is real and vulnerable without being sappy. I think your poetry is lovely. Our blogging friends are real people, and therefore real friends. They give us joy, and they hurt us from time to time, and we do the same in their lives. Some people’s lives are full without us. Making a new blogging friend takes time as well as making a new friend IRL. I hope you have the same joy in 2023 as you enjoyed in 2022, but with a touch of calm. 🙂 Lots of love and virtual hugs. M

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

That would be super cool. I’ll be in CA from Jan 25-Feb. 1, but I’ll be in the Central Valley.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
22 days ago

It would be. It’s a long commute especially with huge sinkholes in the roads!

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
21 days ago

Maybe another time. I hope so.

Taylorッ
29 days ago

I genuinely enjoyed reading this post! Especially the section describing what you have learned in the blogosphere. I want to continue to put time into blogging, which is becoming a part of who I am. Although I started in 2022, I hope this continues into a long-term hobby. Thank you for continuing to inspire me!

Taylorッ
Reply to  Taylorッ
29 days ago

Happy New Year!!

Tricia Sankey
29 days ago

You have such great advice, and thanks for sharing the highs and lows. I always do feel you share your heart and that does make your blog so special. 💝

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

💓

Sheereen
29 days ago

Happy new year Cindy! Your post has been quite Enlightening. It was wonderful to meet you here and you’ve become someone I can rely on always❤️

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Awww! Definitely. We do know how to find each other and rant about certain people or things😂❤️

Meelosmom
29 days ago

Congratulations on your success at home and online, Cindy! You amaze me! I look forward to buying your book and continuing to collaborate with you at MasticadoresUSA!

Meelosmom
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

♥️🙏🌺🌹

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
29 days ago

Hello to you and the new year, Cindy. I’m happy to have come across your blog in 2022. Also, I’m taking your quotes and list of goals to heart. Great tips and advice there. You’re right about the mechanics of publishing a book. No doubt, it’s very challenging, but you can do it. Go easy on yourself. Happy 2023! I love the window seat in your video. It’s so cute!

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Thanks, Cindy. I decided not to do Bloganuary. I have to think of how to spell it each time I write it. Haha. However, I am considering using one of their prompts or a weekly prompt from WP for a post one day a week. Maybe on Thursday.

isteb22
29 days ago

Cindy I read every single word of your Long blog LOL and you touch my heart, I swear it’s like you’re reaching right into my chest and hugging my heart. Thank you for being you and sharing that with us you’re an amazing human being and I really appreciate you and I love your writing and your frame of thought, your compassion and you’re just so sincere and open. Yep one of your mushy fans:-) Happy New Year’s my friend!

isteb22
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

🙂 see there you go again, you just rock! that’s all… you just do. I really do appreciate the way you’ve made me feel a part of in your community and your day-to-day life and I don’t feel so lonely or sad like I did before I found the site. But you truly stand out even here and I’m grateful because yesterday’s gone and I’m tired of dwelling about it so I needed to make changes and I sought out positive ones. And that’s when I came across you, and you’ve been so kind and always respond and your words always touch my heart in one way or the other. I’ll leave it there for now but just know I really pray for you because you have a very kind and sweet spirit and have helped me get through the end of the darkest days of my life. At least I hope that the end of the darkest days LOL because I can see a little light ahead of me and I don’t hear a train hahaha I crack myself up okay bye Happy New Year’s

Pooja G
29 days ago

I am so looking forward to reading more posts from you in 2023! I know 2022 was full of ups and downs for you but I hope this year there are way more ups. And thanks so much for the sweet shoutout, I am so happy we found each other in this blogiverse and I am able to help you in any way I can online! 💖❤️🤗

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

You’re totally welcome and sending lots of virtual hugs! 💖

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

🤗💖

Laleh Chini
29 days ago

Happy new year Cindy I had a wonderful year reading all my blog friends beautiful posts.❤️

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

Amin💕

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
29 days ago

Cindy, a very interesting post! I have come to realize that my capacity for work is declining. I don’t have nearly as many followers as you do or a full time job, but I, too, am sometimes feeling overwhelmed. You are a superwoman, and I hope you are able to remain so for a very long time. Enjoy what you do, but take care of yourself. All the best with your book, and have a fulfilling and joyous 2023!

salsaworldtraveler
29 days ago

You had a very successful year. Thanks for all of your kindness and support Cindy! Best wishes for 2023 and beyond. 💗🙏🌹

Kym Gordon Moore
29 days ago

Cindy girlfriend, after reading your “novel” 😜 girl I am just simply in awe by your highs, lows and hopes you shared. Your lessons are so relatable and I love how open you are about all of your celebrations and gratitude. I am so blessed to be connected to you, not just because you included my cute photo under your friends who have the gift of gab, 😲 but because you are so very easy to love and relate to.

So my dawwwwlinkkkk, may all of your dreams and aspirations come true for you this year and beyond. Here’s lookin’ at you kid! 🕴🏼🤳🏼🕵🏼‍♀️ Hugs and smooches! 🤗🥂😘

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

Rock on Cindy, my Mommy EverReady Poetic Bunny sistah! Girl, I choose to hold on to the type of energy embedded in our DNA. We simply take a lickin’ but keep on tickin’. Cheers girlfriend 🍸🥂🍹 because great days lie ahead! Hugs and plenty of smooches in this FANtabulous year. 🎆😍🎉🥳💖

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

Why thank you Lady Shakespeare! So aptly put my friend! Sending you plenty of hugs and smooches my dear. Enjoy the rest of your FANtabulous evening dawwwwlinkkkkk!!! 😘💖😘💖😘

Michele Lee
29 days ago

Cindy, your energy, passion for life, and compassion for others is inspiring. 😊 Your book will come together beautifully, and you and Ingrid will create a meaningful project together, no doubt! Best wishes to you and your family! 💗

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Ahhh You are welcome, Cindy. 😊

A Star on the Forehead
29 days ago

Hi Cindy,
There is a lot here. You have a lot going on, with kids, parents, etc, and you seem to handle all beautifully… indeed, how do you do it?
It is good to take breaks, but I am always afraid of taking too long a break and never returning.
You have published a lot in 2022 and it seems you will do even more in 2023.
Good luck with the book!
Many blessings to you this year!

Stuart Danker
29 days ago

Wow, what a lovely post. I always love the longer form ones. Happy New Year, Cindy, and I’ve always respected how you’ve built such a great community on your page, and how you use multiple mediums instead of just writing alone. Here’s to getting that book out this year, and to getting your daily workouts in as well!

katiemiafrederick
29 days ago

Well Dear Cindy At 1:30 AM It Doesn’t
Seem i’ll Be Able to Exceed The Length
Of Your Blog Post in FRedwood Way(S)
For Now Yet i Do Love Long

Blog Posts So Thanks
For the New Year

Surprise With SMiLes

A Very Comprehensive
Look At Your Year Enjoyable

to Read With SMiLes of Happy New Year

iNDeed With Florida SMiLes As Our Temps
Have Reached Closes to 80 Degrees F Again

The Place That
Has Several
Seasons

Even in
A Day Perhaps
in A Life of Change

Oh the Gift and Curse
of Change Oh The Gift of
Breath Enough With SMiLes..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

Hehe Dear
Cindy i Only
GRoe Longer
Evolving Still
Born To Be ThiS Way

With
SMiles
Thank You ☺️❤️🏝🙌

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

Thanks Dear
Cindy Hehe
i Always Return
Where Welcome
It’s A Given With

SMiles☺️❤️🙌🏝

Eugenia
28 days ago

What a positive, enlightening, encouraging, and comprehensive read, Cindy! You should be proud of what you have accomplished this past year, my friend. Here’s to a new year filled with good health and prosperity. Rock on! 🤩💖

Eugenia
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

My pleasure, Cindy! 💖

Annika Perry
28 days ago

First of all, Cindy, thank you for the wonderful words regarding the community here on WP – of it is a unique, enirching and supportive blogsphere family. Congratulations on reaching your new followers count but you were wise to let the blogging go for a while when overwhelmed by so much else in life – I’ve had to do the same now and again over the years but always enjoyed coming back. Wishing you a terrific and exciting New Year and may the lows become less as the highs dominate! xx

KK
KK
28 days ago

Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your insights. So many learnings about love and care and blogging. You’re great. It’s always a pleasure to read your posts that contain realistic reflections. May all your dreams and wishes come true this year. All the best, Cindy 👍🎉💐💖

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

You’re most welcome, Cindy! It’s always a pleasure to read you, being so rich in knowledge and experience 😊💐💖🌷🙏

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

😊💐💖❤️🙏

I hear u
28 days ago

Thank you.
Wish you the same

I hear u
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

🙂🙂

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