A Deep Weathered Basket…

Today has been a day of reflection and insight. This time last year I was on day one of a major life change both personally and professionally. It was terrifying and exhilarating all at once.

Has it been an easy year? No. It has required me to push past my limits more than once. Yes.

I’ve had to take stock of what is important and what I would, could and must do without. People, perceptions and ideals have shifted or faded completely. And while I’ve lamented the loss of some, I know these changes are all necessary in order to become the artist, writer, wife, mother and woman I know I am meant to be.

I leave you with a quote from Jayne R. Brown’s poem, “Finding Her Here”.   I read it for the first time this year and it moved something in me and never fails to remind me of why I began this journey of self-discovery.

“I am becoming the woman I’ve wanted,

grey at the temples,

soft body, delighted,

cracked up by life

with a laugh that’s known bitter

but, past it, got better,

knows she’s a survivor-

that whatever comes,

she can outlast it.

I am becoming

a deep weathered basket.”


Self Discovery,Challenges,Motivation,Writing,Quotes
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