It's so funny thinking about how I was going to have so much time to write since I am traveling alone. It has turned out to be quite the opposite; meeting new and fascinating people takes a lot of time!
The thing that is weighing so prominently in my mind today is the freedom Post Patental Trauma. I can only speak for myself but it is said that we gather into our lives what we need to resolve our past issues. I've done a lot of work in that arena over the past five years and feel like I have turned over all the trauma laden stones in my life. It seems that I see much clearer now what I want and what I don't want - what I need and what I don't need and it all comesl so much easier now.
My advice from this mid-life point of view? As soon as the universe gives you an opportunity to resolve those hurts from your past, look at it as a gift and run with it. You won't be sorry.
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.