I'm a bit torn in half this morning: aching for the leisurely mornings of the holidays, but excited to find a rhythm again. Are you in the same boat? Making lists, admiring a brand new calendar, working on resolutions. It's exciting, but it kind of makes me want to go crawl under the warm covers again... well, only a small part of me. Mostly, I'm raring to go! In fact, I got up super early to BEGIN. Raisin cinnamon rolls are a currently baking in the oven, and it's only 7 am... so it's off to a good start, I'd say. My morning baking goal was to have the aroma travel up the stairs to ease my sleepy children back into a weekday schedule. Wish me luck!
Right now, I'm sitting at my desk with a cup of hot tea and the last remaining minutes of silence before the day breaks. The blank January page stares at me from the calendar hanging on the wall. I may not have begun transferring in dates yet, but I know some wonderful things that are in store a few months down the line. It almost feels like the June and September pages are fluttering beneath the rest. Maybe that's because I will be returning to Squam Art Workshops and teaching at both the Spring and Fall sessions! My last two experiences at this amazing art retreat have been some of the highlights of each year. You've heard me go on about it both here and here... you've probably read other raves from both teachers and attendees. There is a reason. Magic happens on Squam Lake. Lives transform at SAW. It's true. Go see what wonderful new offerings Elizabeth has gathered for 2011. If you've been tempted before, maybe this is your year. I get giddy just thinking that we might have an opportunity to meet in "real time"!
So, I begin the New Year already anticipating magic... how wonderful is that? I'm also dreaming of new found inspiration, risking my wings outstretched, and hoping for balance along the way. And I invite you to join me right here so that we may dream, risk, and hope together!
With all my love and wishes for a beautiful year,