In a spin on the ubiquitous serenity poem, some clever soul has quipped,
God grant me a vacation to make bearable what I can't change,
A friend to make it funny, and the wisdom to never get my knickers in a knot because it solves nothing and makes me walk funny.
The past year has been spent adjusting to change and making choices. I've taken long road trips- secretly hoping to outrun myself- an exercise in futility if there ever was one. In complete candor, the bends in the road have left me feeling lost and far away from home, vacillating between a need to find my way back and an urge to move forward. Humor and tenacity have become my best friends-- and with practice, maybe someday I'll be as tranquil as these lily ponds I photographed at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago. ;)
In the meantime, one of my favorite bloggers, Gigi Thibodeau of The Magpie's Fancy, wrote some great advice for creative types trying to find the way back to creative center. "... write (or paint, or sculpt, or dance) your way back," she said. And so, taking her advice, I have created a completely new blog format to debut next month from which to write about my flurry of creative activity with new gardening articles, easy-to-print recipes and a few travel posts mixed in.
See you around the corner!