I was unprepared for how difficult this move has been for our family. We moved quickly into our new space before essential work was done because of my husband’s pending work schedule. Because of this, we found ourselves without heat for almost two weeks and no way to cook. I am thankful for space heaters, for an electric water heater, and for such awesome food resources so near.
Food (and coffee) we survived on:
But the stress of the move hit me quickly. I was overtaken by overwhelm, hit by looming waves of despair with small little splashes of joy and adventure.
Things I’ve learned from this move:
- I’m a lot more weak/fragile than I thought.
- I hate being cold. Well, I really already knew that, so let me add that being cold all the time for a couple weeks really broke me down.
- My dog loves taking walks all the time. I think she prefers having no back yard.
- I have become attached to ‘things’ and am learning to become unattached.
- I prefer being unattached.
- I am forever grateful for the awesome coffee served at the Filling Station across the street (because it is fuel, it is warm and it is very, very good).
But don’t worry ya’ll. The sun is shining here. I have a firm and solid Hope that wells up within me. And the waves are reversing in size. I wish I knew how to surf, because the waves of joy and adventure are growing so large thanks to the setting up of my studio space. The house will have issues for some time, but now I have a place to create. No, WE have a place to create, because you are invited! I will have a schedule coming out later this month with details on open studio time and workshops.
This Sunday our Art Journal Monthly group is going to break in the new, still-rugged studio space (which will most definitely have heat!).
In process, tables and chairs are being added for Sunday! Don’t worry, there will be more set up. Plenty, plenty of room for all.
I can’t help but dream as I set this up. Just picture acid washed concrete floors. A new and fabulous replacement for that overhead door.
But the essentials are taken care of now.