Posted on October 29th, 2013
This is my favorite time of day. It is afternoon, and the house is quiet while the little one naps. I am having some hot tea, and daydreaming about creations for the upcoming Jingle Bash show. I have a lot to be thankful for these days, and I am. So very. This is my first show to participate in as a vendor since before our life took a pretty major detour two years ago. Lots of loss and heartache, then wonderful news and hope. Things have changed so much. It is a beautiful thing to be able to keep going, and to feel confident in my purpose again.
I have never been so still in my life. Slow and quiet are of new appreciation now that I am a mother. Maybe I am just getting older. Creativity was always a frenzy for me. For the first time, I have been able to enjoy the process, and slowly develop ideas instead of rushing to have a product. These new products have a lot more “me” in them. Some of the designs have been in my sketchbook for years, actually. I feel hopeful, and excited to share. I think I have finally found what I have been looking for. Balance. For now, at least.