Its been a long road since last December and the changes that have occurred since then have taken my breath away.
I have made a move back to a ranch across the road from a prior ranch I had worked several years ago in northern New Mexico at the foot of Hermits Peak. Its a gorgeous pine forested ranching community with incredible long range views of the peak offering solace and solitude. Something so needed in seasons of restoration and re-discovery to move forward.
The stability after a couple of years of chaos and loss are much needed, but staying somewhat mobile not knowing for certain the whats and wheres of future brought the idea of living 'small and mobile' for long term a huge factor in finding the 5th wheel RV and landing where I have. I may stay, I may go...but regardless moving ahead the idea of living 'small' opens the door for long term decisions without limitations.
Though moving forward has held its emotional and physical challenges, I count my blessings daily for the circle of friends that have been my stability over the last year. As winter has arrived I have found myself back to work and in the studio. I am feeling the ground under my feet getting familiar with this new life as I charter forward into unknown territory. Its a bit of a mystery of where I may end up in so many ways...embracing that mystery is a real challenge. Finding myself at the edge of discovering a new 'me' without all the familiar things around and in my life catches me off guard from time to time. The Art...sustains me, finds me, and draws me back to the core of who I am and what inspires me to move forward.
All is well within...slowly I will emerge from this last year and as new person, hopefully a better person. More compassionate, more skilled in my craft, and stronger for the challenges that I have overcome.
Never give up. Its my new mantra...let it be yours when you feel your world has turned to rubble. There is always beauty to be seen ... keep your eyes wide open, feet moving forward...