Knowing that, look at what I wrote.
"It's so easy to get caught up in the world of school, work, paycheck, death. I wanted to break free and make sure that I was living the life I wanted to live. And more importantly now that I'm a mom, to live the kind of of life I want my children to live. "
It seems so plain to me now...what I was looking for AND how to get it. But back then they were just words...until I read them the other day I had no idea how long I had been searching for the life that I am just now beginning to live. I can see now the path I was searching for then, but it was not an obvious choice that we made to end up here...it was more like a series of smaller seemingly unrelated choices.
For now I really just want to reminisce about six years of becoming maggie blue. This started with me feeling like something was missing and trying to find the person I was meant to be...and I can finally say I am happily, healthfully on that journey. I am Maggie Blue. It started with an idea, then an ETSY shop, which turned into learning and trying new things, which led to; construction school, buying a foreclosed farm and living in a camper while renovating the house...then we switched gears completely and moved to Alaska and upped the ante by downsizing & simplifying by moving onto a boat...
Whew...that is the summed up version anyway.
Along the way I made these things, and that's what today is about for me...looking back and seeing the changes in myself, but also celebrating my creative accomplishments. I really didn't realize just how many things I had created (that I am truly proud of) until I looked backwards over the last 6 years.
I truly can't believe I made all these things. I also can't believe I live on a boat in Alaska. I am so blessed to have been able to find the person that I didn't even realize I was searching for all those years ago. But I suspect that if I could go back and tell 6-years-ago-me about my life, she'd be smiling from ear to ear...just like I am right now in this moment.