Thursday, January 26, 2017

Goodbye Barn

It's been such a long time since I've sat at my computer to write a post... I've missed YOU! The longer I was quiet here, the harder it became to find the time. The full story is not just about being over scheduled, but a desire for privacy as I moved through so many new changes, each with huge uncertainty about the outcomes. Accepting that life is unpredictable is what I'll be working on forever, it seems. I think I've been holding my breath since the last post in April. It's time to exhale into what I do know for today:
  • My first born is now settled and thriving in college. 
  • My second has begun a brand new middle school and is navigating it with grace.
  • I began working at wonderful local company- my first job outside of home in 18 years.
  • We came this close to moving away and renting our farmhouse...  but we're staying, thank goodness!
  • My mother is selling her barn. THE BARN!  Our beloved barn.
The open house is in two days, on Saturday, which is why I chose now to return. To breathe. To let go. We all  have loved that barn, haven't we!  My amazing mother thoughtfully restored it from an old abandoned building sitting on cinderblocks to the beautiful art studio and home it is today. It's been our family gathering place and the backdrop to so much mother and daughter creativity for the last ten years. 

This barn is waiting for its new chapter now...

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  1. I'm glad to hear you are doing well as life continues with its changes as it always does. I'm glad you get to stay in your farmhouse. The barn posts will be missed. Someone will love it though!

  2. Thank goodness you are back. Or at least I hope you are back back! Take care and keep in touch!

  3. Oh, the barn! I love reading about that mythical place and I love that photo. I once forgot the name of your blog and found it again by typing "Maya artist barn blog"! Everything changes, doesn't it? Thank you for your lovely blog. It's nice to see you back!