Ready, set, grieve…then move on

We’ve been sidelined lately; our individual creative wellsprings have been diverted into other busy obsessive thought-patterns, as we…

  1. try to understand and cope with the limitations of the macular degeneration diagnosis and hold out hope for the treatments
  2. shift our schedules to accommodate the items that we believe have higher priority now
  3. get back to work after an eventful summer, applying our new, more restricted itineraries
  4. try to keep up with the local and national news, which is heart-stoppingly scary most days
  5. madly inventory and prepare for Irma-geddon, which is set to move into our living space in the next 48 hours!

Good news: I think we’ve gotten through the “anger” and “denial” stages (if we want to put a Kübler-Ross slant on what we’ve been going through).

Good news: Skip is very positive, proactive, and realistic about our limitations and strengths. We don’t always do what other people want us to do, but we have good reasons not to.  Trust me .  🙂

Creative projects get sidelined, when the focus shifts to survival. Nancy Zieman, one of my favorite “sewing personalities,” who has inspired me, and administered some virtual hand-holding on many a project through her easy-to-understand books, patterns, and video content, announced her retirement last week, in her blog post.  For this, I want to weep and wail, and gnash my teeth, but we have to  move on.  Maybe Hilary Clinton is an exception to that last sentence: she makes lots of dollars and grabs a significant share of the national news for dwelling on her storied past.  [Am I the only one who, now that she says she’s not going to run for office again, doesn’t want to hear about her big campaign loss?  I want to hear about the heroes who went out and helped people and animals rebuild after a hurricane!]  But for my own peace of mind, and to find a new creative project to embark on, it’s time to move on!

Maybe your next creative project, and mine, will feature helping someone else who is recovering from a serious loss…

Stay safe…

 

 

4 thoughts on “Ready, set, grieve…then move on”

  1. Stay safe! I hope you and yours get through Irma safely!

    As for macular degeneration, there is hope. My father has been getting treatment for it for years and it’s arrested his symptoms. So explore your options and keep hoping.

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