Put On Your Own Shoes

This month, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak about my nature mandalas at Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island. A few weeks prior while driving to a holiday art show hours away, I started to gather my thoughts and plan my talk. As I began to rehearse the introduction, my mind kept wandering back to my boots. It might seem like an odd thing to come to mind, but it really makes complete sense.

About ten years ago, my daughter and I moved out and began a new life living on our own. In order to do this, I needed a job . . . or two . . . or four! I found myself juggling four part-time jobs in order to start over. It was difficult and I often felt like quitting. Looking back, I am not sure how I did it! I was working very hard to grow my own food business, managing a commercial shared-use kitchen, working part-time in a development office of an environmental center