Laugh out loud

by tamarjacobson

Quote of the day:

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot

Yesterday's "nostalgic reading" whet my appetite this morning for more backward looking. And so I checked out, on this blog, each July since 2005, right up until today. 

Conclusion?

Laugh out loud.

Or as we are all saying and writing these days … LOL.

… And the reason is, gentle readers, I have been navel-gazing in a very similar way from year to year. While I might be sensing stirrings of change in my attitude, outlook, or even behaviors, I pretty much feel the same way year after year.

Hm. Interesting. Unpacking "interesting" a little more, it is a tad frustrating to be sure. I had been hoping for gut busting revelations that blast open old paradigms and create a self-altered moi!

But.

No.

Me is just me – year after year – plodding, struggling, ruminating along. If there is a change in me, it is happening in the tiniest of increments. Minuscule to be sure.

However, one thing is common in all the posts each year: hope abounds.

I think I am trying too hard. 

And … honestly? 

I am not sure what for …

Four years ago at Mining Nuggets: The right track