A New Leaf

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If the seasons are whizzing by too quickly or you just began to relax into summer & now it’s gone, you are not alone. When we were kids, we got to mark the change of seasons with a new book bag, new shoes and new clothes. A new look for Fall was an important ritual.  It meant we had grown!  The excitement we felt helped us transition and see ourselves anew.

Same old-same old

Too often we take ourselves for granted. Maybe we don’t recognize all we’ve accomplished. We tend to think “same old-same old.” I could suggest that this year you mark the change of seasons with a new necklace from earthandmoondesign.com.                                                                                                                                     “A New Leaf” was just designed &  it is a sneak peak from our Fall collection. Not yet on our website, because we have some surprises & changes coming. If interested, PM me.


It brings to mind that wonderful movie years ago, same title, “A New Leaf” with Elaine May and Walter Matthau.  Some of you are too young, so ask your moms. Rent it if you never saw it & be prepared to laugh.


There are other ways you could mark the start of a new season. Ways you can stretch yourself, take on new tasks, set the bar higher. I’ve done just that & every day I can’t believe I am getting through the 30 day , www.TheCHALLENGE.CO, a free yearly program out of the UK. Before stepping into it, I did not know about or use google drive, Feedly.com, Pocket, Evernote or bit.ly. Those of you in marketing probably use these tools, but they were not on my radar screen. I struggled to install them & now have to use them. I watched a video 10 times before moving on & sometimes had to skip & hop over a day’s assignment (like working with an keyword  research spread sheet).  I’m just through the first week of the challenge & that is a really appropriate title. I might even end up with an information product on Amazon or Kindle.  We will see.

I didn’t think I could do this

My most valuable lesson is that I didn’t think I could do this. I should have known I’d give it my all which is the way I work & learn. You know, I didn’t know I could create beautiful necklaces. I didn’t know I could learn how to understand & use social media marketing. I didn’t know how excited I’d be at living my life to the fullest, every single day & at age 74.  Imagine what you don’t yet know about yourself that you can do.

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I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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  1. Roz, what a challenge it is to keep up with you! I think you challenge all your followers to grow and experiment, reach and delight in life. I never heard of the site you mentioned, but will look into it. I like the idea that each of us can turn a new leaf and live remarkable, unanticipated wonders!

  2. Roz, you are such an inspiration! WOW! You are incredible! Thanks for sharing. I hadn’t heard of that company either….may take a peek. Blessings to you.

  3. Roz,

    You’re awesome and an inspiration. There are simply no excuses left. It’s a new season and time to “just do it”! Thanks for your post.

  4. What an inspiration Roz. You had me through the whole article, ordering “A New Leaf” with Elaine May and Walter Matthau” and all. Then you wrapped it up with my favorite line in your article “Imagine what you don’t yet know about yourself that you can do”. Wonderful is an understatement.

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      Carla, you just inspired me to keep on blogging. The writing, same for technology, does not come easy to me. Beading does even though I marvel that I have made about 5,000+ necklaces all one of a kind. Mind boggling. Thank you for your comments. They are very meaningful to me. The best part of my entire journey is that “I didn’t know any of this was in me, which is why I feel so strongly that it must be true for others. We really don’t yet know about ourselves what we can do. You know this too. I want people to get this about themselves before their hair turns grey.

  5. Lovely Roslyn, The beads look like amber. It makes my heart sing to see people doing what they were meant to do. Hats off to you sweet

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  6. Beautiful piece! The article was equally beautiful, imbued with positive energy and information for moving through the seasons in a healthy and happy manner.

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  7. You and your jewelry creations continue to intrigue me. I’m only a few years behind you in age so I understand these things about learning all this computer stuff but it has been a fun journey. I love the ‘new leaf’ and look forward to seeing your other new creations.

  8. You are an inspiration. Beautiful jewelry and mastering the art of marketing online.
    Keep sharing the great content and marketing like crazy! You are amazing.

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