Thanks to Kanani I have been "meme" so here goes here are 5 things I
am proud of, that are me.
I think this flower is me! kind of a murky base, with the beautiful
green pads supporting a new bloom.
First part. . . The murky water. . . Change
At age 60 I packed up my car with 2 Little Square Black Dogs, a 14
century Japanese Kitchen God, some paintings and books locked the
door to a home that I really loved living in and dove down Pacific
Coast Highway for the last time as a resident of California and drove
to my new home in Tucson, Arizona.
A divorce left me unable to live in Laguna Beach, California. So I
moved to a town where I could live and since I had grown up in Tucson
I knew what to expect. Left all my friends, my home that I loved, and
The Pacific Ocean ! ! !
Bought a home ripped up the carpet moved some walls. . . added here
took away there.
Kinda proud that I took the jump Survived the murky water and Change
my life, not too bad for a 62 year old.
I made a choice.
Second part. . . The Lilly Pads. . . Support
For what ever reason I have Fabulous friends and I am proud that they
call me their friend. They support me and I them through all the good
times and we work on the bad times.
I recently had a Lunch Party for my son and his new wife to meet
friends who watched him growing up and were part of our lives .
Sitting at the table were people I had know from 40 years to as little
as 6 years. They supported me through the death of a Baby Daughter, my
home burning down in one of California famous fires, major surgeries
and a few illnesses. We have laughed and cried and had way too much
fun. They are talented and funny and always interesting.
Third Part. . . The Bloom. . . Growth
After all the years of doing for others, I am the Queen of
Volunteering, I get time to work on projects I want to. Today when
companies are going out of business I am starting up mine. A small
line of Stationary and Illustrating a Book.
Sinking my feet in the murky water taking root and I will Bloom I will
Take a Chance.
Fourth Part. . . The Sun. . . Life
My Children. They are a hoot ! I enjoy them as people who are
interesting and stand on their own, not because they make me look good
by their achievements. I feel that I gave them a good start, taught
them the basics, gave them a place to shine no matter what they
wanted to do, and in return I have learned so much from them.
Fifth Part. . . . The Air. . . Breath
I gave my self permission to live
I made a choice to not forgive someone, to not condone arrogance and
stupidity but to turn my back and walk away. Not in anger but with
the knowledge that no matter what I did it never matter. Once I did
that the world opened up and I took a breath.
I gave myself power.
I am Happy.
Here are three very important items about me that I couldn't fit in
above. . .
I am the Crazy Lady you see laughing at the Greeting Card counter.
I will pick a Lemon Bar over Chocolate Cake any day.
I love Scottish Terriers.