Change comes and goes through all of our lives. Seasons, time, children growing up, getting old......the list is endless. Some feels good and others not so good. I think the quote for sound of music describes to me how change can work positively live
'when the lord closes a door somewhere he opens a window'
. For me this is the only way to move forward. Positively viewing change no matter how difficult it is.
This week I sent my 18 year old off to university in Palmerston North. This is a 6 1/2 drive away from where we live. It was so hard to leave her there and I felt a door close in my face. I can see some windows opening now though. I can see that I have done a great job in preparing her for university and she will be fine. I can see possibilities of a little more time for myself and for my younger children at home. With that little more time I am hoping to get more art done as well.
I am struggling though with using this time. I just want to go to sleep or curl up on the couch with a book. I think the major issue is interuptions. Even with this new time interruption's still come so often that I lose momentum and therefore stop doing work in my studio. I also am struggling with direction at the moment. I really don't know where to go and what I want to achieve.
Maybe my cat has the best idea.....curling up in a bag of stuffing and sleeping. Do you think the kids would find me!
Sam in a bag of stuffing
He's hiding in here!
Look how high up he is....
It's a shame sleeping doesn't solve all problems.
So I want to ask you all how do you cope with a loss of momentum? What do you do when you are in a rut? What goals do you have? Please can you leave a comment below if you have any ideas. Could you please ask around through your communities online and invite others onto my blog to help answer this question?
I look forward to hearing your ideas.