This has been quite the year…2022 is not over but I need to share with you what has caused me to step back and take notice of how vulnerable life is.
Covid became a “thing of the past”…but not really. We felt a bit of freedom but were careful about where we went. We learned to go out with others which felt great but also felt surprisingly strange. Because of Covid we learned to be alone, and we also learned to become super comfortable with our private creative time.
Summer came and went but when August showed her face my world decided to change and it was not a change I enjoyed.
I got Covid!
I have never been so tired. I could not get off the couch and if I did finally get off the couch, I was back on it within ten minutes. My dogs stared at me wondering what was wrong with Mom.
They knew Mom was NEVER on the couch, so they became attentive and did not demand a single thing from me. I honestly think if they could have made me chicken noodle soup they would have.
The total exhaustion lasted for about 5 days, but the exhaustion continued for over a month.
After I finally got well, I decided to move this crate that was in the way…it weighed a mere 74 pounds. Living alone we do things such as this because it needs to be done but this is not recommended. About two days later I regretted every second of my existence.
Muscles in my back and shoulder let me know they were not happy. The simple act and sheer joy of walking became a dream of the past.
August became a blur filled with pain that I found difficult to deal with gracefully.
Thank goodness for physical therapy as I now feel human.
Here is what is interesting…. during this time I had a lot of opportunity to think. Sometimes thinking is great and sometimes it is filled with drama…. I am sure you know what I mean.
What I realized during this healing process was – it was the thought of You that helped with my healing process…yes, YOU! Why? Because I know how great of an artist you are, and I want to be there to help and be part of your artistic journey.
So, thank you so much for sticking with me.
I do have some exciting things coming later this year so be on the lookout for them.
If you have not visited my YouTube channel, please do so as it is full of information and inspiration.
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Please take care of yourself and know you are deeply loved.
P.S. Yes, the image of the Dahlia is real. It makes a stunning addition to the garden.