|Flowers for the Queen, one of my favorite pieces|
As I posted about a week (-ish) ago, we're moving. I'm so happy to report we've found a great place to call home for the next few years. It's close to Chris' work, it had an awesome great room, perfect for hosting our families for gatherings and I will have an awesome, Southern exposure jewelry studio!!! Oh Yeah!!!!!! And that my friends is so exciting! Right now I'm sorting and "preparing" to pack. Keep It, Store It, Donate It! If I haven't worn it in the last year, it's donate it (except for my formal gowns because I haven't had an excuse to wear them in the last 12 months, but hey, maybe 2012 will be a year of fancy balls or maybe Will & Kate will invite me to England to tea?) Hey it could happen.... Kate might really like Designs by Dawn Marie jewelry!
So while preparing to pack (because I'm the best procrastinator in the whole wide world) I'm enjoying the cleansing process and can't wait to be in our new place. Can someone just fast forward past the heavy lifting part for me?
While my move is only 7 miles (woo hoo, I know big move) I have two great friends moving across the freakin' country! Now THAT is a big move. One friend is moving from Alabama to Oregon because the beach called and she picked up the phone! Another friend is moving from Texas to Alaska.... in the winter... now that just might be crazy.
So while I become the queen of cardboard, and transition into a new place, new studio, new opportunities, I want to know what transition you're in? I recently read (and still read) a great book co-authored by a dear friend of mine, Kathy Stover. The book is called Smart Women Live Their Why and it's a book written by women from all walks of life. Each shares their story about living with passion and purpose. So whether you read one chapter, or drink a pot of coffee and enjoy the whole book, it will surely inspire you! It's just now available on Amazon or you can visit my friend Kathy's blog to purchase the book. FYI, she only has 15 autographed copies left then she's out!
So if you are looking for inspiration, or facing a transition... let this book be your rock! I've picked it up so many times, read a chapter or two and come away feeling totally motivated!
Hope your day is inspired!