Saturday, August 07, 2010

I am up. It is early and the sun is just peeking over the ridge. The sheep are divided. Some lay quietly munching, chewing, burping up their cud, others are wandering, searching, investigating. I am up. Thinking about the months ahead, excited about the traveling, guilty for leaving kids and farm behind. Knowing it will all be okay, worth it, fun.

I haven't left this farm much in years. A young family, responsibility, building a business, busy, busy life has kept me close to home and though I know my life is about to shift again, I fully embrace it. Doors are closing, but many more are opening, some just waiting for me to be brave enough, strong enough, excited enough to reach out and turn their knobs.

When your mind is full of thoughts, and ideas, not just the ones that get you through the day, but the ideas that come from inspiring objects, places and events, and when you are a person who finally allows yourself to let them consume you, a smile starts in the center of your face. It spreads like vines to not only turn up the corners of your mouth, but to pull your whole face upward. It pulls your spirit upward. And if that smile won't go away, when you are standing in a place of beauty, taking it all in, blocking out the noise and world around you, centered,

focused, you are me. You know what it is like when

your spirit is fulfilled. A creative mind and spirit needs to be recognised, not put away because life is to

busy and does not have time for it.

It will fight to be heared, felt and used. Free.

1 comment:

Kathy in KY said...

Hi Kelly - I enjoyed your post this morning. I too am embarking on a new life. I am moving to a rural area, and helping a friend of mine on her produce farm. I've been speaking with a Mennonite family to see if they will rent me their one room cabin with a loft, and will speak with them again on Monday about a time when I can go down there to Casey Co KY and meet with them to see if they like me enough to rent to me. Now, it is a Mennonite cabin, so now indoor plumbing except a faucet in the kitchen area, and no electricity. It sits so far back away from the road and in the woods that you can't see the lights at night from the neighboring farms. And to go with that I am getting ready to buy a 4x4 truck today since the road to the cabin is dirt and hilly. I can identify with your spirit of adventure so much. Over the winter in the cabin, I will be using your wonderful yarn to create interesting/usable projects, maybe something to sell at a farmers market next year to bring in a little extra funds. I wish you well on your new endeavors - it's neat to start anew again, and again. Take care, from KY.