I could probably say this past year and a half of Covid-related ‘stuff’ has been the worst ever, and no doubt there were more challenges this year than ever before. But even with the health/mental health challenges, the work uncertainties/work from home stuff, the isolation and the changes this year has brought….there are so many things to be grateful for.
I have learned how much I adore my husband and daughter, and that their support gets me through most days. I’ve learned that I’m really good at my job but also that at the end of the day it is just a job. I learned how much I appreciate the people that are in my life for the good; those who truly care and want to help me become the best version of myself.
I’ve learned how much I truly love the mountains and the trails that take me off in to nature. I’ve learned that I suppressed so many things over the years and that’s not cool, but also that I’m a work in progress. I’ve relearned my creative side, the side that took a vacation for a few years. I’ve learned more things this year about myself than I even realize. I’m grateful for so many things…my trusted friends who never left my side, my family and friends for having patience, my beautiful four-legged girls, and for those who have gone before me that taught me about faith, hard work, love and empathy.
Thank you for being part of the journey
A mountain path to lead me away….I paint to both get away from the noise and practice focusing on the present. It helps me relax my thoughts. There is no micromanaging or condemnation, just creativity and flow.
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking” Marcus Aurelius
Things I’ve been practicing with in the office/studio… watercolour, acrylic, birch bark?!