Thursday, January 22, 2015

They say timing is everything and I'm a believer.  You work hard, things don't seem to be happening...you change your mindset and learn to enjoy the moment.  That moment where you feel just about caught up.  You take a deep breath and cling to the precious sound of silence.

Then, a day changes everything.  Things start happening.  They wanted that yesterday, no- you can't do that, find another way...how much can you cram in a day to get it done?

How do you do it?  How do you get it all done?  I don't know, for me it's just a matter of keeping that forward momentum going.  Don't stop to think about it all or it starts to fall in on you.  Just keep working.  Take pleasure in the accomplishments along the way.  Feel proud for every success and failure for all of it means that you're trying.

I say all of this like it's easy.  It's not and it's not supposed to be.

I have been working on class samples for upcoming workshops.  I'm in love with the projects I've created.  Really, really looking forward to them.  I'll post my schedule soon.  Here's a sneak.

I also have a few things ready for Etsy.  I'll load them in the next day or so as my schedule allows.  I've got 1st tests and 1st projects due for the semester.  Fun, but still work.

It's a rainy, gray day so I'll leave you with something more on the mellow side.  I could have done something a little more dreary, but this one is one of the few uplifting Cowboy Junkies songs, and a cover of a Townes Van Zandt song...


Thursday, January 15, 2015

It has been colder and wetter this winter than most here in South Texas.  It's been perfect for my respite from my school, kids school, and the routines of life.  I actually despise routine- but that's for another post.  I have often dreamed of living in the Pacific Northwest.  I've had the unbelievably good luck of having sunshine for the majority of my visit every time I have gone to Seattle.  I had convinced myself that I could handle the grey.  I'm now rethinking that...I don't think I could hang!  I'm a sunshine girl through and through.  I've been needing it more than I thought...
and today I got some.

I got a short little hour to work out in my very neglected garden.  Luckily I had a little help from my friends...

I seriously hope to get my little garden up and growing again.

I have almost survived my first week of the new semester.  Totally loving my classes, they are each challenging me in different ways.  We will see if I'm still saying that in a month.

Music selection of the day-


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

While I was busy thinking I was lost, an evolution occurred...my evolution.  I was looking for direction, answers...a path.  Little did I know that I was already well on my way down a path.  When I stopped to pause and take a look I realized that I had evolved.  I am ready to let go of all that used to be.  Although I have been the first to admit that everything changes, I have held myself back...clinging on to old identities, roles, habits, and dreams.  

I have discovered that I actually like to write.  I have remembered what it's like to be bold.  I no longer have a need to cling to the past.  Without realizing it we keep ourselves from moving forward.  I can see now that I was doing this to myself.

This blog is evolving with me.  I want to write and share more.  I have a desire to document, acknowledge, and celebrate daily life more even if it's short bits of rambling.  I'm all some rambling and short streams of consciousness.  I am taking 13 hours this semester, none of those online.  Yep, I'm a real live student in class with people half my age.  Strangely, I am loving it.  I am finally getting the proper college experience- my way.  I've always done things the hard way, not really the hard way, but in a way that is more challenging than others.  I'm not sure what lesson I am supposed to get by making things difficult but that's the way things seem to go.  So, I'm a college student, mom to two awesome kiddos, and a business owner.  Perhaps all of this is an attempt to fulfill a need to connect.  I don't get out much nor do I see or talk to friends as much as I would like.  Whatever the reasons, it is what it is.

I am reworking so many aspects of my life.  Purging, reworking, rethinking...awakening.  The desire to complete the metamorphosis is strong.  I'm ready to own my life; to make it what I want.  Hope you enjoy being a part of my process.

If you know me at all, you know that music is really important to me.  I need to have something playing just about all the time.  I'm thinking I will leave you with some sort of musical selection.

For today's listening pleasure:

See you all soon...
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