I am so ready for the weekend. This week has been Hectic with a capital H, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can sleep when I’m dead right? Here’s what’s kept me moving throughout the week.
1. Last week a florist friend of mine tipped me off to the Trader Joe’s peony sale. The selection was pretty picked over by the time I got there in the afternoon, so I had to gamble on a few that were still tightly closed. You never really know if these will fully open over time or if the petals will just start to fall off. Fortunately for me, every single one of them has bloomed to full glory, and I’ve had a spectacular view each morning as I eat my breakfast. I’m super grateful for small reminders of beauty like this that are actually always around if you just take a second to notice.
2. I’ve been in a weird rut this year. Maybe not so much of a rut, but more of a plateau. I’m standing at the top of my original climb, but I have no idea how to begin the climb to the next level. Fortunately, as always, life has a funny way of showing you where to go at the moment when it’s time to go there. I’ve been inundated with inspiration, tips, tricks and kindness from more than one of my peers lately, and they have given me the inspiration to take those next small steps. Gratitude doesn’t even begin to describe the way I feel about the awesome community of creative people that have supported me over the years. Without them, my life would be stagnant.
3. I’ve had a couple of calls and projects this week that have made me so scared I want to vomit. The good kind of scared. The kind that makes you think, “can I do this?” Whenever something like this falls in my lap, I’ve learned to throw caution to the wind and say yes! Even if I fail miserably, it’s just a tiny blip on and otherwise pretty great life, and if I succeed, it could lead to many more exciting chances. I’m grateful I possess the wisdom to understand the pros and cons.
So wish me luck! Hoping things work out for the best, but even if they don’t, there’s always naps and beer to ease the pain.