I miss my humblearts blog. I've been so busy with beads, I haven't had time for anything else. As an illustrator still trying to make my way in the door, I have to find that balance between needing to work to the pay the bills and finding time to work towards the goals that I want to accomplish.
We went camping this weekend and had a rather hairy experience on the Frio Rio. It looked safe enough, but I was quickly caught in a current and completely unable to get control of where my body would go. I was swept down the river. Isn't that life? We think we are headed in one direction and suddenly circumstances take hold and we are left looking back over our shoulder at the shore wondering how we made it so far downstream without even thinking. Now as life would have it, just like on the river, eventually you'll get pushed to the side of the riverbank or a branch will come along to grab hold of or maybe it's someone with a little more foresight and a inner tube who will get you back on track.
Has life swept you away? Do you see your dreams off in the distance as responsibilities and reality push you further down stream? Is that dream that you've been carrying around worth a little determination and sacrifice? Those are only questions we can answer for ourselves.
For me, I need to carve out the time each day to make my way back to shore. What will it take? A set goal, a plan and babysteps until I have some real momentum of my own going.