Tuesday, May 4, 2010
In a Season of Change
I am that woman who picks through Ben and Jerry’s Half-baked Frozen Yogurt for the pieces of cookie dough. I admit it. There is an almost zen-like quality to my hunt; I find the same kind of peace when I doodle. But last night, as I dug through, I had a thought, revelation. Are there really any revelations or do we always know the answers and find them when we are ready to face them? Ah a question to ponder over frozen yogurt or ice cream.
For the last 7 months my belly has been growing with a new life. During that time I have been chasing my other little around, playing on the TST, teaching classes and carving out a career path that not only makes sense for me but for my family as well. In recent weeks, I’ve begun to think/worry/ponder ways to consolidate my work so that I’m not so spread out. I love this space. I love the art we all create. I love writing and sharing. I want to be here. So, it struck me….combine blogs into one larger website. Duh! Isn’t that what I wanted to do like a year ago? Yes but I wasn’t ready. As I prepare for major changes, I find I am ready.
I firmly believe we need to do things in our own time. I wasn’t ready last year. I didn’t know what to do. To be honest, I flounder a lot like a fish out of water before I make leaps. Freak outs are common in this household as are the days of questions like – who cares what you do? Or who do you think you are to be (insert any answer here) creating, writing, teaching…the list goes on as my Inner Critic sometimes oversteps her boundaries – bitch. LOL! It’s nothing a pint of ice cream/frozen yogurt and some creative art-making can’t cure.
But the thing is I love being here. I love learning from you all and sharing. So, this week things are going to change around here. There will be a new larger site with info about classes (some SUPER fun ones coming WOOOHOOO), me, the TST, Nachos (my original blog). I’m going to share a little more of my life and hope you will join me in sharing, venting, creating, and laughing.
Thanks for sticking by me for all this time. You have brought me inspiration during pity parties (I try not to send out invites for those), laughter in times of great pain and love. I so enjoy you and hope you will continue to play as I expand this space, combine things, stumble, kvetch, laugh, scream and dance around.
Are you with me?? I promise to share my Ben and Jerry’s even though come cookie dough might be missing…LOL!
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