Why did I stop writing?
The last 20 months have been quite full and yet it all just seemed to fly by. I never truly made any real choices or set any goals.... it all just happened.
Maybe that was the real problem! I did not fully participate, I just let it happen around me. I need to do better moving forward.
During these last 20 months:
2 Rosie birthdays have passed.
2 summers filled with markets for rose:joe every weekend (June - Sept) meaning lots of prep and sewing to make that happen. And that has been quite enjoyable!
I was actually in 3 separate gallery shows!
We had 3 POD visits to Horseneck Beach, countless trips to P-town and the Cape, as well as a few weeks on Pine Island last January.
I taught for a full semester at the University of Rhode Island and designed a show for them.
I had one solo trip to Merida.
We continued to work on the Airstream, added a deck to the back of Ty and Amy’s home, and I did
lots of gardening including adding a large veggie garden and 7 yards of new mulched areas.
And, lest I forget, the last 6+ months of pain and discomfort in my right hip and leg that has rendered me to adopt a “Granpappy Amos” gait! Not pretty. Finally that distraction is - slowly - getting resolved as I work my way through chiropractors, orthopedic doctors, xrays, cortisone shots, physical therapy and anything else I can do to get better! Not giving up on this one!!
So, all in all, it has been a jam packed, busy, family filled last 20 months! And it’s all been fun and terrific - but I missed the opportunity to reflect upon it all. I do have the photos to go back and reflect upon - catching all those perfect Rosie moments of discovery and joy, but for my own self I do feel that I need to take back control; set goals and fulfill them.... for me.