Happy New Year 2022!!!

Oh folks, it’s been too long…..I never meant for such a long time to go by between posts but so much has changed since 2020 and lives have been topsy-turvy ever since. Do you relate? My idea was to just keep writing away and never fail to have something to write about. Oh I think I did but not what I wanted to. Has it been a tough, hard and super challenging last couple of years for you too, my fellow travelers, friends, family, etc.?

I have wanted the world to stop so I could get off more than a few times!

green and brown roller coaster under blue sky during daytime
Credit goes to Jonny Gios

Here’s a picture of where I have been sometimes, how about you? Does this picture kind of give us a frame of reference?

When I was little I rode the old fashioned roller coaster, there are probably few of those left. I can hear the rails creaking, clacking and cranking as this one goes slowly up the track before it takes that fast plunge to the bottom; oh, I can just hold my breath thinking about it-which is what I used to do. For some reason I could ride one of those and the ferris wheel too even though I have been subject to motion sickness all of my life. I thought I would outgrow it but nay, that did not happen physically. Look at this picture, does that bring memories or what?

Credit goes to Robert Linder

My goodness, doesn’t look that safe to me. Just that bar holding one in with some little handle to hold on to, I’m surprised that I got into the thing. And the next one? NO WAY!!!

Credit goes to Elizabeth Villalta

Well, I just wanted to check in the first part of the year because despite everything I am still here and I have stories to tell but not yet, I bet you do too! I don’t feel so much the roller coaster effect as much as I did at the beginning but if you know me, you know it’s because of my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I will give Him the glory and credit Him for my safety and help in time of need……so many times and just at the 11:59 or 55 hour too.

It’s my intention to keep at this now since there has been a “pause” button pushed by my heavenly Father and He’s regrouping, re-aligning, refreshing and restoring me from this rough ride I’ve been on….yes; and He is faithful to finish what He started.

With that I will leave you with happy pictures of 2022!!!

Credit to Moritz Knoringer
photo of orange and white fireworks

Credit goes to Joseph Chan

With that I bid you good evening till next post…

Author: cactusflower18

In the next 20 years I believe I will be living the best years of my life. Learning to Blog is going to be part of that. My friends and family tell me I should, so I will and have fun doing so! I'm an "eternal" 70 something. I have 2 grown Daughters, 3 Grandchildren; 2 girls and a boy, and 3 Great-grandchildren. I live in AZ. I continue to grow and learn and never stop; especially about knowing my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and living in His Kingdom. I have lots of friends, love to ride motorcycles, read and occasionally watch good movies. I like to stay active so I walk a lot and do my 10 min. exercises a day through a membership in Dr. Livingood's Crews. I have cut out tons of sugar as I learned how to eat a lot healthier; I feel great! I'm brushing up on my copywriting skills and just received my first Credential for 2022; looking forward to 2023-a NEW me!!!

4 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2022!!!”

  1. So good to see a message from you, CJ! Glad to know you are well even though you’ve had the ups and downs of this world. We all know who is in absolute control, though! I’ve had an exciting and amazing year, myself. Let’s try to get in touch. Replaced my phone this year and lost some of my contacts. If I don’t have you, I’ll ask Donna. Blessings, Andrea


  2. Life has certainly been an unpleasant roller coaster ride for the last two years. Thank God that he is in control and has a bigger plan than we can even imagine. The battle on Earth is daily, but we know the end of the story and He has won the war. Happy 2022!


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