It was 2010 and all about the good life in the empty nest
Both boys were in away in college. Our marriage renewed after years of disfunction was more than I could ever have hoped for. That change of direction having come from a great deal of work and growth gave me a new lease on life.
Then in 2012 here comes Into My Window
Into My Window: the good life in the empty nest began as a “wordpress.com” blog in 2012. That reference won’t mean anything to you unless you are a WordPress nerd. Like me, kind of.
A few years into blogging we made a big decision to sell our family home of 31 years. Most of my time went towards the downsize and my blogging fell by the wayside. I ended up with a big art project, though. A 1950s fixer upper!
2013 — First Steps of a Deliberate Creative
2013 was also the year we downsized from our family home and bought a little mid-century fixer to renovate. As art hobbyists, part of our reno-deal agreement with one another was that we would feature our own art as a rotating gallery. We are much more successful at our art than keeping up our gym membership.
2013 was also the year I began taking art classes. Columbus has a gem of an art community and I (and my husband, Bruce) plugged in at the Columbus Cultural Arts center and have been constant ever since.
How You Fit into Today’s Into My Window: A Deliberately Creative Life
If you are close to retirement or post career we have that in common. If you’ve given your heart and life to a career or raising kids or both we have that in common too. You’ve provided for the family and sent them out into the world. I know you. Me too.
When young our summers seem to last forever. Even as a young adult it feels like we have years and years to realize our deepest desires and see them come to fruition.
Often a dream or two that doesn’t fit into the current script is pushed out… out until later, later and later. Why? Sometimes we just don’t give ourselves permission. Other times circumstances don’t allow it.
Guess what? There may not be a lot of “laters” left. “Later” is now. There just isn’t time to waste on too many moments that don’t matter… yes?
I may not do the 8 to 5 any longer but my days are far from empty. The intention and practice of a deliberately creative life at home, in heart, and health fill and fuel my days and nights. I’d love it if my passion and love of creative expression encourages you on your creative life journey!
What’s a deliberate creative and why does it matter? Have a look my 2 cents on this post: The Deliberate Creative.