Friday, August 21, 2015

#BlogElul 7: Ten Things I Hope to Be in the New Year

  1. A generous, caring daughter, sister, niece, and friend.
  1. A traveler: to Michigan to visit Aunt Claire; to Chicago, a city I haven't seen, and home to friends I don't see often enough; and to California for more visits -- the Wilcox Azimovs, the Harrises, and Julie, one of my newest friends.
  1. A reader who downs books as fast as others down beer on Super Bowl Sunday.
  1. More carefree and maybe just a little irreverent, à la Lenny Thal,  Jake Jacobs, or Elliott Kleinman.
  1. Less nervous, impatient, and frustrated by daily encounters.
  1. Patient and tolerant in day-to-day interactions.
  1. Helpful to and supportive of my BRCA sisters.
  1. A blogger with time to write meaningful posts.
  1. Grateful for each and every blessing that is mine.
  1. Content with myself and at peace in my life.
Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima,this #BlogElul post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serves as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.