Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"So how's your ...sewing going?"

     I went to a friend's house for dinner a few nights ago. She is a very productive person: mom, volunteer extraordinaire, and wears many other titles (which I can't even begin to wonder why one person would need or want to have). After lots of conversation, I realized she was clearly at odds with how to ask me about how I was doing. But then, I realized it was a matter of she had no idea of how to ask what I was doing. "So how's....(awkward pause)'s your sewing going?"

    And my answer was: great. I am having the time of my life.  No other explanation needed. For the first time, I felt like I didn't need to justify what I did or who I am. It's taken  few years to adjust to being something  different than my original career path. But it is just great being who I am right now: mom, wife and, most weeks, part time studio artist. I can't imagine being anything else.


  1. Well it Made me sooo happy to come to that point I wanted to do the big happy dance. It took long enough.

  2. You are there!!! So glad there hear this.

  3. You sound very content - good for you.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Very powerful stuff indeed!

    Your post inspires me to let go of the need to justify myself. Thanks. :)

  5. Congratulations! You are indeed an artist.