Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summertime Blues

Change isn't always the easiest thing for me to embrace.   When I think of change, I think of shoes.  As  a child,  getting a new pair of shoes was an exciting thing and I think we somehow hold on to that even through our adulthood.  There's nothing quite like opening that box and smelling the new shoe smell as you take a closer look at these new companions in the privacy of your own home.  They're new and mysterious yet offer the promise of adventure.  Maybe they'll become a good friend, or maybe they'll remain an acquaintance. Time will tell.

On the other hand, there's nothing like that favorite, old pair of shoes that are too worn to be of much service anymore.  You fit into each other the way long time lovers snuggle into each other's arms.  There's great comfort in the familiarity of the fit.  There are no surprises. 

"Own My Own"

So that's where I find myself this week; in the middle of change, hovered between the old, comfortable shoes and the adventure of the new, unfamiliar shoes.  And I guess that's my metaphor for what others before me have dubbed "empty nest syndrome", and what has become part of my summertime blues.  I sigh as I look down this new, uncertain path, and I feel hopeful that these new shoes will eventually become a welcomed, comforting friend on this leg of my journey. 

"Happy Creating!", and be sure to take a look at the 2 new entries by Phoenix Peacock into the SUMMER party journal spreads.  And I hope you'll be inspired to create some journal spreads and post them on your site so you have a chance to win the *ARTtastic giveaway. Find out how to submit your pages and learn more about the giveaway HERE.

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic metaphor for change... I might have to steal that from you from some of my therapy sessions!


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