So, it is happening! Can you hear it? Kind of a buzzing fly that you can't swat away, or perhaps a vibration you can feel in the floorboards? Impending, non-stoppable, inevitable . . .
It is a mystery to me how EXACTLY this happened, it seems as if it was only yesterday that I was lying prone on my back with slipped discs and a numb leg! I am so happy that the June laminectomy and discography went so well - not so happy about the pain after the surgery, though! Honestly, why don't humans just lose their minds from excruciating pain? Regardless - I am now at 1/2 way recovery and just need to work on my strength so that I can begin a fuller work schedule.
What I was able to accomplish (mostly from the couch) in 2010:
a) continuation of handicapped mothering,
b) lots of Mario Cart tournaments
c) after-school chat fests with my crazy, individual children and their numerous friends,
d) teaching piano to the girls, playing from my childhood music books,
e) watching and rating Netflix movies,
f) re-designing my closet,
g) marketing some traveling exhibitions,
h) exhibiting new work in April, and
i) ending the year with a great show in Miami, simultaneously having a great vacation with my hubby.
When I begin to envision 2011 - these are my hopes and dreams:
I would love to make some type of money, I am truly worn out from the hand-to-mouth (really, empty art accounts and charging art supplies to credit cards); I am considering doing some legal transcription or some other type of work-from-home set up . . . but something that pays! This would still enable me to be accessible to my children as they need me . . . help Dylan get settled into his 1st year of college (woot!) . . .
Artistically things appear to be building steadily, but it costs money to maintain that - thus, the money needs above . . . I am really excited about TAKE CARE's group show in January at The Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN . . . and later in the year at Vanderbilt University.
I have been designing a new piece for the Custom House Museum's Women's History Month (March), again. The idea has been brewing in my mind for years and it will be exciting to see it come into fruition.
Also in March I will be travelling with the hubby and newly graduated son, Dylan, to the Keys for his Graduation Trip, his Graduation in May . . . and the Fall will bring my 20th wedding anniversary (I hope I will be skinnier for that)!
I don't have any specific 'New Year's Goals', but I am aiming my focus on a better balance of spirit, work, and family.
2010 started with me being broken physically and I am happy to be feeling on the mend as another year has come FULL CIRCLE.
So, enough about me!
What are you planning to do with your life this year?
Your 365 days??
What will you fill your hourglass with, before time runs out????