A lot has been going on since my last blog post a month ago
I've taken a day job in a small boutique in my home town
... so I'm a "shop girl" most days ...
At times I feel like an "Original" and "I Am The Queen" of juggling my responsibilities
At other times I feel like I am "In Full Bloom" and full of all loveliness
But mostly, it's a struggle.
"Today's Struggles Create Strength For Tomorrow "
I often have all of these feeling all jumbled up together in one day, or one hour, or one minute
... just like this jumble here ...
In my spare time (ha!) I created these 3 metal shrines with "shop girls" this month.
Working in metal helps me when I'm processing things - perhaps it's the bending of the metal to my will - the hammering and piercing and shaping of something outside of myself.
Here's a quote that really spoke to me about this recent change:
"When we make a change,
it's so easy to interpret our unsettledness as unhappiness,
and our unhappiness as a result of having made the wrong decision.
Our mental and emotional states fluctuate madly when we make big changes in our lives,
and sometimes we could tightrope across Manhattan,
and other days we are too weary to clean our teeth.
This is normal.
This is natural.
This is change."