Hi it’s been a minute hasn’t it? Yes, I did have a posting era the other week. Sorry about that.
Life has been happening big and small and everything in between. How about for you?
Pink coneflower from our garden here in Virginia.
There are many changes happening for us.
I guess the biggest news is that we are trying to move our life in a new direction. As we age, and I might add we don’t feel we are doing so gracefully. We realize we can not continue to maintain the lifestyle that we have loved and enjoyed for many years. We are working towards a lighter, less work and warmer weather lifestyle. It is all very complicated, and somewhat difficult to move in a new direction and because other people are involved and to maintain everyone’s privacy there are just some details I will not share. I’m sure you all understand that.
We purchased our retirement home way back in 2008 and so much has changed in that time, in our lives and in the world and in that community that we purchased. At this time we have a direction (moving to Florida) that we are working towards. However, also keeping in mind as life is so unpredictable, we may adjust our plans accordingly. However, what won’t change is the knowledge that we will not be staying here in the place we currently call home with all our hearts. We do not have a specific timeline, as there are many factors involved.
Moving forward I ask myself to keep in mind that everything I do must be in alignment with the new lifestyle we have set for our future. It isn’t easy.
I am making changes with my art business too and those changes are reflected in my social media posts. I hope you will continue to follow along and enjoy what I share.
I have been learning how to make video’s and editing, isn’t easy and it is very time consuming. It’s challenging to say the least. Mostly scaryI might as I have made the leap to appear before the camera, something I have resisted doing in the past. I am trying to come out of my shell a bit.
Later this morning I am starting an on-line class with a group of artists, learning how to use video – or as Instagram calls them reels. I do not like the reels that most people post, they are fast moving and loud and I think people act stupid and behave poorly. But not all are like that. Instagram is where I make most of my business contacts and in order to stay on top of the trends I must find a way to live in that world, while maintaining what I call true me. Not one to care about numbers, but about people and making meaningful connections and keeping my integrity. It’s all so much. Sigh.
I’ve made and will continue to make some changes here on this website. I’ve added a page on what we plan for now, to be our future home in Florida. My new tag line is living a creative life from farm life to flip flops.
I plan to share the journey as our lives take on a new chapter, downsizing isn’t easy you know?
Frangi pani (or Plumeria) in our Florida garden. Are you familiar with this plant? In Hawaii – they make leis with them. This was the first plant I set forth to grow upon purchasing our home in Florida.
We recently returned from a trip to Florida it was anything but easy. I talk about that a bit in this latest vlog.
Grap a cup and join me for a bit of chatting and arting at my kitchen table.
Sending you sunshine and peace,
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