Life is full of cycles and new beginnings. After years of resisting change, I now embrace it and look forward to what is coming my way. I can honestly say that over the last 12 years, each year has been better than the one before that. I have learned something new every year, whether it is a new skill or something about myself or others.
Around this time last year, the relationship I was in ended. To ease the pain, I decorated most of the walls in my house. Painting was very therapeutic. When I ran out of walls, I picked up a paintbrush and made some paintings. Then I went on holiday and met someone very special.
This year is very different from last year. The New Year started with a celebration of Love. What better way to ring in the New Year than at a wedding party! No, not mine! Though I am still with that special someone.
Instead of painting walls, I am painting furniture. I find painting ‘things’ very therapeutic. There is a process and usually a big mess before it all starts to look good. I would love to have a workshop and a space to sell stuff I find. I am also painting ‘art”, though not as much as last year. I am very focused on working on things I have had in my house for a while. It is part of my nesting and making a lovely home.
I am learning something new every day. I am trying out a new type of paint and learning what it can or cannot do. I am learning to keep things simple. Sometimes we learn by making ‘mistakes’. I am in a period of ‘trial and error’ with paint. The great thing is, whatever I do can be done over if it doesn’t work out the first time. Kinda like in life, except in life you might just have to wait for quite a while before you get a second chance, while with paint it could only be a matter of hours! 🙂