I know,I know. I said I would share the completed workroom with you today, but the project is taking longer than I expected. To make a long story short, I got a bit sidetracked with a friend at the $2 Fabric store, and before I knew it, I had lost several hours of paint time. (but I had oh, so much fun, and got even more inspired!) As soon as the room is the way I want it, I will post all the details...I promise.
Wow. It's New Year's eve, 2007. Finally.
Looking back, I feel like 2007 was a giant circle, ten years long, like last January was forever ago. For me, it was a year of enormous change and growth. Going from the deepest hurt and sadness I've ever known, to fear, sheer panic and fight for survival, to acceptance, contentment and peace.
I've so very, very much to be grateful for. I don't want to ever forget 2007, because it brought me where I am today, and has made me who I am. I'm not saying I was a bad person before, but I wasn't as appreciative for the things in this life that really matter. Oh, I thought I was, but I was the more the "lite" version of me, if that makes any sense.
Now, I've become the me I didn't know was there at all. I keep remembering the quote from Winne the Pooh because that seems to say it all for describing the past year for me personally:
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
I'd like to think I'm a better person for having had this year.