I'll write more about this, my word of the year, in Sprout: Inspiration (releasing 1/15!), but for now . . . know this:
grace is here,
all of us.
I spend many hours tethered to my desk working on Sprout--which is certainly my dream job, my passion, my purpose . . . but oh, I need to remember to take breaks. To breathe. To rest my eyes on something other than a glowing screen. To refill my creative well, after pouring everything else out into Sprout's pages.
And 2013? My year of grace. Of being gentle with myself. Of seeking balance. Of working hard and playing hard.
Today my sweet hubs and I enjoyed poking around a secondhand shop. I found a gloriously thick-paged spiral bound book to alter (along with a $1.50-Levi's-jean-vest-oh-yesss; Jason's classic comic books; a twirly skirt). And this evening? I camped out in my mom's living room, surrounded by marigold-yellow walls, prepping this book to become my newest altered art journal.
Mess. Play. Color.
The knots in my stomach released. Grief eased into grace.
(a page in progress)
Be gentle with yourself today, okay?
Take a few mintues to breathe. Let go. Relax. Play.
When you do go back to "work" (whatever that may be) . . . you will be more present . . . more you.