Repeating this mantra to myself lately.
I really hope so…
I have been struggling with depression since we closed our shop last January. It is something that I never experienced before. Yes I feel blue here and there. But it was never like this. The sadness brought me to my knees. I couldn’t get out of bed in days and would cried all the time. It felt so foreign to be in a constant state of hopelessness. I knew I needed help. Ever since then I have been in talk therapy every week. The act of sharing really helps. Also knowing that I am not alone is such a gift. I’m learning to enjoy the simple things in life again. Taking photos of my surrounding has been therapeutic. It gives me a creative outlet since I am not ready to jump back into design. There are days when I’m back in that rabbit hole. Although this time around I am more conscious of the warning signs. I am slowly crawling back out into the light.
As my dear friend Sarah reminded me that I’m on sabbatical from fashion. I have learned that I cherish my new found freedom. I have been enjoying reading books, taking photos, cooking, being on holiday and spending more time with my friends. I am still Looking for work of course. But in the mean time I treasure this period of my life. I have been volunteering at the art museum. I realised that I have missed doing volunteering work. It is such a gift to be able to be apart of this lovely community. I adore my time at the museum. Here are some pics from my new chapter.
Okay so I went to the beach again. I am a complete addict! I can get use to this whole retirement thing. This time the coast was so moody. I barely could see anything with the heavy fog. It was really magical in a way. Beautiful and mysterious. Perfect mood for some serious soul searching. Wishing you a lovely Thursday.
Reminding myself how to have a good life.
Dreaming of the beach today.
Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday.
We cherish our summers here in the pacific northwest. Warm weather and blue sky are rare here for most of the year. B and I usually try to have our mini holidays through out the summer. We always look forward to our yearly back packing and camping adventure. This year we returned to Cooper Spur trail on Mt. Hood. We had warm sunny weather and lots of blue sky. Plus the wild flowers were in bloom. Truly heaven on earth.
Summer is a perfect time to catch up with friends over thai ice coffees, tea, breakfast or dinner. Basically anything over food is our preference. It has been so much fun hanging out with Caitlin and tasting food around the city. Also my weekly breakfast ritual with dear friend Lance is always special and happy. Enjoy your friends and summer everyone!