Mid-Life Crisis

There. I said it. I’m having a mid-life crisis. Admittance is the first step to recovery right?

It has been a long, difficult year. The last few winters in Minnesota have been exceptionally cold, snowy, and downright miserable. They canceled school 5 times last year due to ridiculous cold temperatures. Unfit for human inhabitation. That is what it has been.

I began my swan dive off the [crisis] platform over Spring Break. We took the kids to Disney World and also spent a few days ocean side at Cocoa Beach, Florida. I woke up in the morning and drank my coffee on the balcony watching the sunrise over the ocean, and something inside of me just snapped. I couldn’t go back.

But we came back. To more snow. And more cold. Shoveling 16 inches of snow on April 28th will send just about anyone into crisis mode.

Turning 40 in May certainly didn’t help. Of course aging is usually to blame for these type of things. And hormones. I’m sure they aren’t helping either.

Making matters even worse was the death of my father in August. He was only 66. Cancer sucks.

So there you have it. This is why I have seemingly fallen off the face of the Earth. I haven’t even stepped foot in my glass studio since March. But things are about to change. I have an amazing support network who have been carrying me through, and I am starting to see the light.

Of course retail therapy always helps. I ordered myself a new power tool that should be here today. Hoping it helps re-ignite my passion for glass and puts me back in the studio where I belong. Because glass makes me happy. And I like to be happy. Enough of this mid-life crisis crap.

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