Wow. Seriously? I can't believe it's been this long since I've posted.. Talk about biting off more than you can chew! This past month has been nothing but crazy for me and the dishes in my kitchen are proof. And I'm simultaneously updating my esty shop while I write this post.
My sisters and I in front of one of my pieces at the SAM show
I'm worn out, but at the same time, excited about the possibilities. I mentioned at the beginning of this post how I didn't think it'd be possible just three years ago due to my health situation. This change has not occurred overnight; it's been extremely gradual with a LOT of experimenting on my part. Different drugs, different exercise programs, different doctors, and all sorts of support from my family has made this all possible.
I still think daily, about my son and our situation. I hate that he is miles away, but that's another thing I work hard at- preserving our relationship. I've had to endure many tears, worries, and anxieties about being away from him during this time in my life, and it has taught me a lot. I've had to learn how to be a mama from afar. It's definitely been heart-wrenching at times, but I don't know how I could have gotten "better" any other way than coming home to St. Louis.
As for the future, it still remains to be seen. I'm taking things day by day and trying to glean the lessons. In the meantime, I'm excited to make more art now that I'm learning to listen to my body. When life gives you a splinter, take it out, and keep on going!