For the better part of a month, I have been battling a nasty cold virus. I don’t often get sick, and the kicker of it is that I was nearing the end of a 30 day workout challenge, I’d been eating especially healthy and taking supplements, and was feeling great. This cold, though…it took me down. I am still having small coughing spasms, but on the upside, I have also developed some abs from it.
I have had a little bit of time to work on jewelry, and after a chorus of support when I inquired followers, I brought back a few earring styles that I had put to rest a while back. (You can find these beauties in my Etsy Shop!) These are some of my first designs—lovely, organic abstract designs—and they have reawakened a curiosity about investigating more organic motifs. I will always favor the abstract in everything, but I do have a love for the natural world. Currently on my bench are a few more little pieces that need to be brought into reality—some are modeled after pieces of Indian Paintbrush.
With all this hibernating and healing, I have been reflecting—on friendships, my past, on family, on my present and future. Somewhere along the way, I realized that I have finally made peace with certain past friendships and the friendships that crumbled them. The freedom of that peace feels wonderful. I have done a lot of work on myself in the past 10 years, and I can absolutely feel the benefits of consistently striving to be a better person—to myself and others.
Spring is just around the corner—I can feel it! After a delayed winter, the birds have re-appeared, the ground is thawing, and the sun has come back to grace us with her presence. It is still windy with biting cold, but I can just feel the growth and excitement of spring in my bones. I suppose the crocuses, irises and daffodils popping up is another sign. This year, we will be adding more bushes to the front yard, as well as building a little veggie garden in the back yard. I’m so excited—I haven’t had a garden in a few years. I am definitely someone who needs a lower-maintenance garden, but I love the process and rewards of gardening so much. We are slowly turning our piece of land into a little oasis.