The paths I have taken have been good and the career I have - and the achievements I have made along the way - have been positive. The ideas I create in my head as possible projects, businesses, designs, articles - and so much more - do not ever stop coming. They often get written down but rarely executed. Why? I don't know. Timing? Finances? Stage of life?
Just slightly over 50 I now find myself in a new stage of life with new dynamics on the horizon. My youngest has graduated high school with plans to continue his education halfway across the country, while my older son has taken a job up North. With no children to tend to - or even have a meal with - on a daily basis - that frees up some time. What to do next? I feel young, healthy and energetic with so many possibilities that it makes my seems to overwhelm my brain. At times I don't quite feel completely grown up.
I have come to an exciting crossroads and am eager to explore the different paths that lie ahead. How do I narrow my choices and find the courage to take a leap? We shall see! Perhaps my name might someday appear on a cover page or selvedge. Maybe find a way to share my passion and belief that EVERYONE needs a creative outlet (and hobby).
For now, I will sit down and stitch. When the ideas swirl and overwhelm, I can always soothe myself with my own creative outlets. Relax. Breathe. Dream.