Despite having a ton on my plate this week, I feel like I never got to that “shear chaos” tipping point. Maybe with maturity I’m learning to better keep a level head, or maybe my extreme summer zen mode just won’t allow for any undue stress. Whatever the case may be, I made it through a hectic week totally unscathed, and I’m rolling into this weekend with a smile on my face. Check out my gratitude inducing moments.
1. We hosted yet another successful Creative Connection event this week, possibly my most favorite one to date. I can’t say it enough times how much it means to me to meet and interact with creative minded people. You can have the best support system in the world, but talking with people who know exactly where you’re coming from is invaluable. The location was Great, the talent was Great, the vibe was Great, and I left feeling inspired and uplifted.
2. Speaking of locations, I’m beyond stoked about the location of our event, Maker Place. Its a cool, membership based warehouse space that has everything from 3D printers, to plasma cutters, to long arm quilting machines. You can pretty much make anything there. It reminded me so much of long nights spent in my painting studio in college. The Hubs and I both got memberships starting in September. I cannot wait to experiment with new materials, and make some awesome new stuff. I’m even more excited for The Hubs to have an outlet for his creative energies as well.
3. As I was walking Olive yesterday, I took a moment to take notice of the “dead of summer” atmosphere. You know what I mean. When it’s hot and sunny even into the evenings, and the whole world seems to slow to a melted pace. You hear bugs buzzing in the trees, and the breeze blows hot. Shade becomes the most sought after commodity. This is the time of year that I love the most. Perhaps the sun fried my brain or something, but something about mid-July gives me a Great sense of peace.
4. Thankfully, to combat the heat, we have a Great outdoor living room which I was very grateful for this week. Our house is an oven in the afternoons when the westward setting sun beats through our living room windows. I’m so grateful that I can escape to my outdoor couch/TV room (in the shade!) to relax after a long day without sweating my ass off. Bonus: If its still hot, there’s always an option for a little night swimming. I love this house!
Enjoy your weekend everyone.