Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. -- Pamela Vaull Starr
Every week I have been glued to the television watching The Voice on NBC. The show gives me such hope. It is inspiring to watch talented artists go out on the stage and give it their all to take a shot for their dreams. I can't begin to understand the nerves of steel they must develop, especially these last two artists who had to slug it out at the end. They both were so graceful and composed despite it all.
Since my stroke, I 've lost a bit of my nerve. I revved up in February with several design projects and an exhibition opening. The stress took me out and it took most of March to recover from the medical fallout. So I am having to learn my new norm which is so weird. I am a middle aged artist whose paid her dues and thought she had cut herself a clear path, but no. I have to keep slugging away to reach my dreams even though I don't always have the energy to get out of bed. But I do, even if it isn't until 1pm and I end up working in my pajamas the entire day. That's okay, it's part of my new normal. You can't give up on the very thing that fuels your spirit.