I was reminded this morning of "new beginnings". The reverberating stir of crisp autumn leaves outside my bedroom window. The delightfulness and full-heart I've felt since being back at the easel for the past two weeks.
This is a time of "certainty" for me. I've been simplifying my world of late, freeing up time for myself. Time for my art. Time with no exceptions. No compromises.
I've concluded that sometimes it's important to be responsible to yourself. To lift yourself off the bystander-bench. To care about the “you” that so few really get to see. The “you” that is allowed freedom only on rare occasions. The “you” that only God knows most intimately.