I can't believe I'm in my second week of self-employment! The first week was disorienting and a little strange. I kept feeling like I forgot to do something... (like, maybe - go to WORK?!?) It's hard to erase many years of routine in just one week. My mind and body felt itchy and out of sync.

At the end of the week, I woke up with an answer. It popped into my head as I was coming out of a dream. It was the word "Rhythm". My life had fallen out of a comfortable rhythm of familiar regularity. And I realized my life now required finding a new rhythm. Like lingering by the wood stove with my morning cup of coffee just a little longer than usual. And walking the dogs with my husband in the light of day, instead of at night. A hairdresser appointment on a week day - in the middle of the day. Pausing to inspect some fabulous frost on the barn window, knowing I'm headed to the studio, but without the usual morning fray. 

In the light of a new week, I tried starting out with a 40 minute meditation session. As the week is progressing, my mind and body are definitely BFFs again - maybe more than ever. The new rhythm is busy, but mindful. This week, I helped host a Figure Drawing Class at The Loading Dock (my new home), we gave The Loading Dock a fresh coat of paint, and I completed this online portfolio. This will tell you a lot about where I've been. And I can share my journey with you as I go. Because, let's face it, it's all about letting those creative beasties run free!

So please enjoy some of the natural beauty that winter brings (no matter how cold it might be in your part of the world). Love your life. And let your creative beasties run free!

XO - Patti

Yes, there really was artwork by Jack Frost on the barn window!

Yes, there really was artwork by Jack Frost on the barn window!