Hi, I’m Judith Ashley, author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic women’s fiction that honors pagan spiritual practices that nourish the soul. My stories show you what life could be like if you had a place like The Circle where you are unconditionally accepted, supported and loved. And where you do overcome obstacles and find your happily-ever-after.
A funny thing happened on the way to writing this blog post among other things. You may be able to relate to a habit of mine to discount small tasks as being easier to put aside to “do later.” And if you are like me, there comes a time when the list of small tasks, those that take 5 – 10 maybe 15 minutes, is a mile long.
But back to the funny stuff at least to me when I stopped stressing out over it…my new bio for my new website.
Having a new website created, rebranding myself? No, still not funny. And actually the writing of the new bio wasn’t so much fun either. However along the way I wrote out the following:
Over 40 years with The William Glasser Institute: 27 years as Senior Teaching Faculty
39+ years in Domestic and International Adoption
Over 34 years in a women’s circle
Almost 20 years working for child welfare
2+ years working in Public Welfare
1 year working with unwed mothers
2 years as a public school teacher (middle school and high school)
9 months working at county jail’s women’s section
Add it all up and you come to about 152 years! Now I find that funny.
Amazing isn’t it that over the course of my working lifetime, I’ve put in 152 years! Obviously these jobs were not consecutive…I may have a few years on me but not 152!
One of the assessments I did in terms of my life that was the most freeing was when I looked for the thread in all of the above.
I found it!
And it made a big difference in how I saw/see myself. That 152 years of experiences means the stories I tell are filled with what I’ve seen, heard and felt.
Sometimes our journey gives us the wisdom to continue along life’s path with a smile on our face, a skip in our step and a great deal of gratitude. Most days that's true for me!
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