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morning comes with new colors

This weekend was a bit of a disaster. All the reasons that I have always refused to do first year shows played out in epic proportions.

But, lesson learned, or reaffirmed, and we’ll just leave it at that.

Today is a new day, tomorrow is a new month. May is one of my favorites, mostly because of my garden. My garden which is a complete and utter mess right now, but at the same time, a blank canvas just waiting to be painted.

We have decided to cut back on our jewelry shows this year, mainly because so many shows have become too hard to handle alongside full-time jobs. But for me, a small part of that decision was also because of my garden. I have missed it, too much, these past few summers.

So our next show won’t be until September.

It was a big decision, a tough decision, but also, a necessary one. This year I am looking to find more balance in my life.

In January, I declared it my year of discarding. And I meant not only possessions, but the things that weren’t working, the habits and choices and the biting off of more than I can chew.

It’s time for me to slow down, at least a little. Remove some of the stress and fill that space with flowers. Birds. Blue sky overhead.

Listening. To the world and to myself.

Slowly inching my way down a new path, one that allows me time to stop and smell the roses, appreciate the sunrise, read a book in the shade on a summer Sunday.

Who knows where this will take me?

I’m looking forward to finding out.

 

 

 

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  • Debi April 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

    a lovely morning picture. dawn of a new day. xoxox

  • missing moments April 30, 2012 at 10:22 am

    It was hard the first few years that I didn’t return to work … wondering who I was now that I no longer had my career. But the amazing thing has been I have rediscovered other interests and pursuits and am the happiest I have ever been. Slowing down with less stress has been wonderful. Enjoy those blue skies!

  • nana April 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

    well,it’s about time 🙂

  • Robin aka Gotham Girl April 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I love the softness in this photo! Finding balance is so hard, but we just have to keep trying, right?

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo April 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Sounds like a good plan, sometimes we have to discard in order to grow.

  • Sherry Smyth April 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I hear you on this Kelly. It isn’t just about getting rid of “things” but of old habits, ways of doing things, commitments that take us over and above what time allows us. Making space for the things and the people that really hold our hearts.

  • Frida April 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Lovely colors and light in that morning image

  • K.Young April 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I think it’s wonderful that you’re taking steps to change the things in your life that just aren’t working. And this photo? I love it.

  • Maery Rose May 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I too am looking forward to May bringing time to garden. Fingers crossed that I can keep the “busy” monster at bay.

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