In a recent post, Leslie over at the wonderful blog Gwen Moss shared her feelings about her sons going off to college. An old quote she included from Henry Ellis spoke to me and to the life changes I have been going through this summer...
All the art of living
lies in a fine mingling
of letting go and holding on.
I have an empty nest again, and have been adapting to that change well. Also, for some time now, I have been contemplating major changes in my work. I don't often share health-related issues, but thought I would today, as my health has affected some of the changes I've made. I have lupus.
It is nothing new to me, having had it for close to 30 years...it is my normal. I have learned what I can and can't do. I have a very supportive family who has helped me to be able to participate in my vintage business, in a wonderful way! I could not have done it without them. The last few years it has been harder to do the big shows, however, (hey, I'm older, too lol) ...and after a rough flare-up this month, just a month before Junk Bonanza...I made the decision that it was time to let go of my shop space and the big sales, too. I have loved doing them, but I am excited to take time to create and explore artistic projects...
and to build my online etsy shops,
which are easier for me to handle.
I am looking at this decision as a very positive step in staying healthy and an opportunity.
It's just time for
new chapters in my life
and working on that art of living...
Our partner at Junk Bonanza for the last 6 years, Kris of Cottage Dreams, is taking over both spaces this September 26, 27, and 28th, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee MN. She always has wonderful finds...and I hope if you're there, you'll stop by spaces 230-231, say hello, and check out the goodies! Thank you to everyone over at Junk Bonanza...you're the BEST!
I'll still be sharing finds and projects, and next month the Bachman's Fall Ideas House again, too!
Also... next week I'll be sharing some of the wedding photos!
Until next time...have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!