The other side of the door: A private moment from an IL Blogger

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Laurie Hansen.  My thanks to Laurie Hansen for the amazing work she has done on this blog, and for all that we learned together about social media over the past two years.]

It may be easy to say “When a door closes, a window opens,” especially when you are on the other side of the door.    I have been on both sides of the proverbial door; I am sure we all have.   There is one thing I always try to remember:  Keep an open heart for what lies ahead.    I have had some pretty miserable times (I’ll spare you the details), followed by glorious events (again, I’ll spare you).  However, when I was stuck in the miserable part, it was difficult to imagine things would get better.  But they did.

And, here’s a thought:  If the door closes and all the windows seem to be closed, too, perhaps we can jimmy one open just enough to let the fresh air in and see what lies ahead.

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5 responses to “The other side of the door: A private moment from an IL Blogger

  1. Thank you, Will! It has been a wonderful experience for me as well. Looking forward to our adventures in 2012!

    ~Laurie

  2. That is exactly it Laurie!!! Let’s just jimmy that door open and let the sunshine in 🙂 I do appreciate you and Will and all the wonderful blogging you gave us in 2011- looking forward to more in the big 12- Coming our way!

  3. Dawn,
    Thank you so much for your support! What a wonderful way to start 2012! 🙂
    Laurie

  4. As always, wishing you the very best!

  5. Will,
    As always, wishing you the very best!

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