In the last days of 2014, I zeroed in on the word "expansive" as one that I wanted to pursue. This was what 2015 was about for me. "I am open to new ways of living" was a tag line. My sabbatical this past year taught me so much about myself, about the value of introspection and embracing the regular practice of writing poems as a valuable tool to process the world and my feelings.
This past year I blogged more, I wrote more and I read more than I have since Lily was born more than 8 years ago. My hopes for 2016 are to pursue the expansive even more fervently. Like drinking cold water on a hot day, your first sips, while delightful, only whet your thirst for more.