Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

"So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, love, work, family, or life. 
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it."
~Neil Gaiman

Cindy La Ferle


Dear Friends,
Before we all head out for New Year's Eve parties, or sit down to list our resolutions, I want to take a moment to thank you for your support and friendship this year.

I left Facebook and Twitter at the end of 2016. Out of sheer laziness, I've stopped using Instagram, too. Some friends still tell me I'm crazy for cutting back on social media use -- and I won't argue with that.

When I started this blog in May, my intention was to create an online journal where I could experiment with my photography and personal writing. I also needed a creative comfort zone -- a place where I could freely express my thoughts and opinions without the worry of boring (or offending) others in a social media feed. If a few friends wanted to stop here for a look, that was fine too. 

But I didn't expect to have many followers, and I didn't actively try to solicit a readership. So I'm humbled and surprised to find this site now has nearly 1,000 subscribers, thanks to friends who've shared it with friends and made my little circle wider.

Thank you so much for your kind words, good thoughts, and companionship on the journey. I wish you all a beautiful 2018.

~Gratefully,
  Cindy





8 comments:

  1. You have a way of posting what I need to hear SO OFTEN!! Thank you for continuing to share in this way...social media has it's good points but to be away from it has to be a more calming way to go. Happy New Year to you my friend.

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    1. Tina, you make my heart glad. Your encouragement has meant so much to me! Happy New Year!

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  2. Congratulations on your success! Hope the New Year is a wonderful one for you and your loved ones! Hugs, Irene

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    1. Irene, thank you. And Happy New Year, my friend!

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  3. Happy New Year, Cindy. It's so wonderful to read your positive, insightful posts once again. May the coming year bring all the best your way ~

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    1. Sharon, I've missed and I need to stop by your blog and see what you've been up to! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy New Year to you!

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  4. Happy New Year, Cindy! Love the photo and reading about
    the things that make you happy!

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana! I subscribe to your beautiful blog and always enjoy it too, even if I don't always comment :-) Happy New Year!

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