Sunday

From Behind the Silence~

It's funny where life takes us sometimes ~ looking ahead from this time last year I knew my life would be different. With my youngest finally venturing off to college in September it was inevitable that life would bring many changes.  While I could feel the waves of change pulling me in new directions, I never imagined exactly how different my life would be and how very grateful my heart would feel.


Life had grown quite stagnant, personally speaking, and those who know me best knew this to be a sad reality.  There's flight in these wings, with room to soar and carry others as well, so being spiritually grounded for so many years had become a huge burden to bare.  I adored my art and this lovely business of creating beauty and helping others, but as we all know there are many sides to a faceted diamond that need light in order to shine.


My approach was to take the tides as they came and remain open to where they would lead me.  It's tough to go with the flow, let go, and not question. I think we all know that, but I must admit that whenever I do, it tends to take me in directions I could barely have dreamed.


Where I might have envisioned a lovely island filled with delicious fruits and flowers ~ life would more likely deliver a chain of islands filled with beautiful white sands, lush greens, and tropical songbirds, all living among those envisioned fruits and flowers, and nestled snugly between gorgeous blue seas and sky.  It's simply a case of this little human not having the sight of the gods.


And so, where is it this journey wound up for me? Well, here I sit ~ in a new state, with a new job, in a new home, with a new life. And happy? Oh my...
It's been a very long time since I could say I feel peace in my heart.  Where the slow steady rhythm of tranquility and gratitude strum a gentle melody through my days and nights.


It took nearly a year to get here, really a lifetime, but here I stand ~ joyfully, courageously. The best part is that even though this life is interwoven with others, many of whom were crucial in helping me gain this freedom, at the core is the spirit of independence. For the first time in my life I stand on my own two feet ~ solely and squarely and happily.

While my "To-Do" list is miles long and I still feel the pull of many tasks on my wings, I finally have a calm heart, the necessary fuel to soar highest in this life and catch the best dreams.


So where does this leave my little plumrose dream? As with all good dreams, they never truly die and so neither will this fruit of my heart.

Scaling back from a team effort to a solo woman biz, I've got big plans in the works ~ with finishing up the website, creating an in-depth blogger video library, adding more prefab graphics, and offering a bigger selection of trinkets and treasures.


And so this is me... peaking out from behind the silence and this veil of fruity pinkness to say "hey, I'm still here"... better than ever.  Thanks to all of you who've helped me get to where I am ~ gratitude doesn't even begin to express my heart, but thank you will have to do.  Thanks for sticking by, for waiting and wanting, and now.. off we go ~ let's fly!

This post features the beautiful artwork of one of my favorite artists, Kendra Binney. For more information and to purchase visit:
www.kendra-binney.com and www.kendrabinney.etsy.com

20 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful report on the state of your new life. I am thrilled for you. I am joyful for your tenacity and courage and happy you followed your dream. You deserve all the good things that have come your way. Oma Linda

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  2. So glad life is blessing you with happiness, prosperity, joy, and peace! And, just in time for the holidays to celebrate in your new home. Wishing you all the best and continued success!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  3. So glad life is blessing you with happiness, prosperity, joy, and peace. And, a new home to celebrate the holidays. Wishing you all the best and much success.
    Have a great day,
    Always, Queenie

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  4. Wow the art work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  5. Life is what we make of it and it sounds like you are making it your own! It isn't always easy or pleasant, but if you follow your heart... you will be happy for doing it. That's what I think anyway:) Hugs and prayers coming your way!

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  6. So very happy for you Sharon. It is good to fly while one still is youthful enough to soar and enjoy the flight. I wish you peace, joy and may you never totally land. To do so makes life boring.Fly free.
    Lov & Hugs

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  7. You truly are an amazing woman! I have to say that you are the most beautiful person inside and out that I have ever had the fortune of knowing. It is wonderful to see you happy, something you deserve so much. And even though our paths are now diverging I want you to know that you will always have the prime spot in my heart. I will be looking up watching you fly with gratitude of having had you in my life.......

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  8. Oh Sharon! I'm so happy for you! To have your wings unencumbered is a huge gift and no one I can think of deserves it more!!! I know we only know one another through blog land but nonetheless we have that unique cyber sister connection that miraculously occurs out her in the Internet! Wow, a new state even... now that is huge but is sounds just like the very thing you needed! I may not pop around a lot but you are always in my thoughts. I can't wait to see all your new creations and I for one will be here with you for your new adventure! I wish you ALL of the BEST and more my sweet blogging sister! :D
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  9. I'm so glad you found peace and harmony in your new home, job and life. I'm so glad you are happy my friend. <3xoxo

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  10. Good luck in your journey ahead and much happiness.

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  11. Much good luck & prayers to you on your journey. I have been a long time user of your blog backgrounds & find them the best of the best!! I am considering opening up a whole new blog & here I am again to see the beauty you create ! ! Thank You ! !

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  12. Follow your heart :) sometimes the only constant is change. Good luck in your new surroundings/ life xx

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  13. Hi Sharon. I haven't been in contact with you for ages but I am SO happy to hear that you are in a good place right now! How brave and strong of you to move forward in such a positive way. Sending you many happy thoughts from across the world. I wish you and all your loved ones a wonderful and 'sparkly' Christmas, Fond wishes Sandy from a very hot Cape Town :)

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  14. Hi Sharon. I haven't been in contact with you for ages but I am SO happy to hear that you are in a good place right now! How brave and strong of you to move forward in such a positive way. Sending you many happy thoughts from across the world. I wish you and all your loved ones a wonderful and 'sparkly' Christmas, Fond wishes Sandy from a very hot Cape Town :)

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  15. So glad to see your post. My life has flipped over in the last six months and I'm enjoying the ride. Looking forward to all of your new treasures and jewels.

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  16. My heart is doing the Happy Dance for you, Friend! Thank you for the update as you've been on my heart and mind.

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  17. good to hear from you...sending blessings your way!

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  18. Löysin täältä ihania pohjia ! Laitoin blogiini taustaksi yhden-kiitos sinulle ! Hyvää joulua !

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  19. So nice to hear from you again and with such lovely plans.
    I hope you will have a great start of the new year.
    Have fun !!

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  20. I stumbled onto your blog and was taken away by your beautiful words. You touched my heart and I want to wish you the very best in the coming year. I will be following you on your journey and so glad you will let us all ride along with you. Keep a smile in your heart always! Hugs

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♥Sharon