Thursday, September 9, 2010

Forward into the Fog

I think I mentioned a while back that I was working on some new cross designs. I finally got them photographed.

You'd think I would have all the time in the world, right?

Well, things have taken a different turn. What's that old saying - "life is what happens while you are making other plans" or something along those lines.

About a week ago someone contacted me.  A friend of a friend had passed the word that I had moved to town, and my prior corporate experience. Someone who was working in a law office locally had just been tragically killed in an automobile accident. The law office needed help, and right away.

Would I? Could I?

Well, I did. I decided that I would help out. I have been back to the 9-to-5 for about a week and a half now.

Did you notice? I tried to keep the ball rolling while I was away. And I was thankful for a three-day weekend, believe me, more than usual.

So, I go to the studio when I can, on weekends and evenings. Not every day, as I planned and hoped.

During the day, I go into town and help these folks out the best I can.
It seemed like the right thing, at the present time. It feels right, right now.

When those folks tell me every day "thank you for helping" it feels like the only thing I can do.


Barbara Lewis said...

Divine intervention. I had a similar thing happen to me ... at a law office no less! It sounds like a nice balance for now. At least you won't be having to travel hundreds of miles to see your granddaughter!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Barbara, you are so right! And at least once a week we commute in together, the three of us. We talk, laugh and sing and play games in the car. Always an upside!

It saddens me a little that I don't have my full day in the studio. The month of August seems like a vacation in studio-land now, I enjoyed it.

Making lemonade here out of this lemon harvest. Thanks for sharing your story, too.

Katie said...

At the very least, you know that you're helping out and that it doesn't have to be a permanent gig if you decide that you want to get back to full time work with your pewter and clay goodies :o)

But, that shows what a great person you are that you left your studio to go help the office out in their time of need. The good karma will pay off in the end!

SummersStudio said...

As Barbara said, at least you are close to family now. That's a completely different scenario in balancing studio and work life when you can be close to your family and watch your grand baby grow up. On the other hand, it must feel a little sad to be doing this balancing again.

Beatnheart said...

your life seems to be taking a marvelous turn. With your family, money coming in....relax and enjoy it all. You’ll need the extra dough for fixing the van and computer...sorry i missed your sale...i went in to buy some things but couldn’t get the “code” to work so I chickened out. guess I shoulda just emailed you...ooh time I guess ill know what to do...all the best.