looking backward...2012 was the year that the world ended. For me, it ended twice. Once in the hospital, and once again on a walk along the bluff. Once with the doctor's words, and once with the words of my then-sweetheart. 2012 was a year of huge peaks and valleys,
But along with cancer and heartbreak, there was so much love, caring, and adventure in the last year. Friends and family were wonderful in their active support through my diagnosis, surgery and recovery, I'd not have made it through this year without them. Before the breakup, G and I took a lovely vacation together, (my first vacation in years) up the peninsula and back down Hood Canal. Over the course of the year, I gradually began to find my way back to creative pursuits, first with simple knitting and then sewing, and finally back in to my workroom of metal and enamel jewelry. Photography became a kind of meditative process, invaluable for healing not my body, but my heart and spirit...
(I think I shall do separate posts looking back at what I did accomplish in handicraft and artisanry in 2012)
looking forward...If my luck holds, I will remain cancer-free and live long years to get old and die of something completely different, while continuing to learn and play and work and love... My intention is to continue to find the everyday joys in life, having walked through fire to continue here. I intend to do more each week and month to make artisanry a priority, to actively plan time to spend with friends and family on a more regular basis, and to continue moving forward with my sewing and homemaking projects.