I spent the summer rekindling my social life and navigating the depressing waters of unemployment. I went to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and nourished my admittedly fractured self with more art-making than I'd done since college. I spent much needed time at home in Ontario in August. I was blessed to find an amazing apartment in Somerville upon my return to Massachusetts in September. I painted. I nested. My quality of life began to approve. I knew I didn't want to look for a serious job again (still getting over the last one), so I decided to go back to retail, where I still am. It can be tedious, and boring, and it makes my feet hurt. But in general it's easy, and I know what to expect, and I don't have to think. Which is frankly what I need right now.
And 2014? Well, in the fall I received the astonishingly good news of a two month scholarship to Penland Schools of Crafts in North Carolina. I will be leaving in early March. I am going to learn to... wait for... weave!!! I'm happy to say I started the year off with a bang, dancing 'til the wee hours. I plan to recommit to yoga, cook more healthy food, make more art, and cherish my friends. I plan to apply for a summer scholarship to Haystack again. Water the seeds and they shall surely grow. Maybe what blooms will be something quite unexpected. But isn't that the beauty of it?