Monday, December 29, 2008

what it is vs. what I thought it would be

as the end of the year approaches, I find myself looking back (reading old journals really is both wonderful and sort of terrible) and looking forward - making files for the new year, filling out calenders, getting ready for budgeting in a new way.
The kids are bigger -- bigger problems, bigger needs. . . .
The house is smaller, and seems like there is less money.
But my wisdom is growing, and I have learned this at least:
1. the first noble truth is that life is suffering and that this helps us learn and grow
2. my studio is awesome and my safe haven
3. my husband loves me and is very supportive
4. I have awesome creative beautiful children who are turning into awesome creative beautiful adults

NOW on to 2009 and more wisdom to accept what life gives, wisdom for finding some solutions to what can be solved, and gratitude for all.

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” -- James M. Barrie

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