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Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 My Worst Best Year

I'ts early morning...my children are still sleeping and my sweetheart just left for work.

I'm sitting here reflecting on the past year as it comes to a close. The good, the bad, all of it. This year has been one of major change for me. For several years I think I was in a bit of a rut, working full time, raising two kids, etc. I had kids very young and got so focused into motherhood I kind of lost myself along the way. If someone had asked me what my favorite color was, I would've drawn a blank.

This year was different.

After reading a book by Katherine Center about a mom who sounded a lot like me, I started to follow Katherine's blog. She wrote about a women's retreat with fellow creatives and it really sparked with me. I fell in love with the beautiful art and photography, and words of these amazing women. I remembered that I use to write poetry, and paint. I bought Kelly Rae's book, spent lots of $$ at the craft store and started to feel happier than I ever imagined possible. I started my own blog, started taking classes online and in person with Judy Wise, and felt surrounded by love and friendship in this artsy community.

I found me.

This year has also been very painful...losing loved ones, losing my kitties, and a devastating issue with extended family. I won't go into details, a bit too personal. I really don't know how I would have made it through without art and all of you. Each comment and word of kindness means so much to me. I'm so thankful to call you friends and was even lucky enough to meet some of you in person.

So even though this has been the worst year ever, it's also been the best. I'm happy, more confident, a better mom, a better wife, a better friend. I feel like anything is possible! Wishing you all happiness in the New Year!

Goodbye 2010, 2011 here we come!

Much Love and Thankfullness!

♥Jenny