Thinking About What Comes Next

Hard to believe it has been 2 weeks since my last post. But there it is.

The end of the year is coming fast and with that, the next part of my adventure will begin. The actual moving. Less than 3 weeks till 2022. Wow!
I will be driving back to the desert the first week of January and then the packing and all will begin. I will need to shed most all I have to get down to a 1 bedroom apartment. But I am ok with that. Time to simplify my life.

Today is a day off for me and I am feeling a little under the weather. I got my booster shot yesterday and I am not feeling my best today. It is raining and cold and I am just snuggled in bed writing this letter to you. Don’t think me and the puppies will make it out for a walk today. We did go yesterday in the rain. The park looks very different now. The trees are mostly bare and the park itself has become a marshland from all the rain. All this rain is what will make for a spectacular Spring. I am looking forward to experiencing that!

I just sent out the newsletter invitation for my last Watercolor Happy Hour of the year. What a fun idea and experience this has been. We meet on Zoom and paint, chat, and enjoy each others company. I will miss it, however, I am sure there will be more of this next year.

Last weekend my daughter Kara flew up here from LA and we had such a fun few days together. It will be my turn to fly there for Christmas. Looking forward to seeing grand kids, both daughters and their spouses for some Christmas celebration which we really didn’t do much of last year or the year before that. Our family feels a bit disjointed these days, still. It’s been a long time since I was on a plane. It’s not a long flight, and I am looking forward to it. Masks and hand sanitizer are everyday things for me now because I work in public these days. And I will get to hug all my babies again!

Thinking about the next steps of this adventure feels a bit daunting. Trying to just work on one piece at a time, but I do have to keep the overall picture in my mind so I don’t lose myself down a rabbit hole. I can do it! I just have to keep reminding myself of all the positive experiences and new opportunities I have discovered here. And that change is good. We have had so much change over the last few years, what’s a little more? Right?

Well, I guess that is all for today.

Have a happy day!

Published by cherylmcdonald

Thank you for taking a little time to get to know me. Making art has been my life, I love to tell stories through words and pictures. I am a multi-media artist working in photography, watercolor, various drawing media, and sometimes digital art.

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