Half way through 2021

I can't even begin to touch on all the things that have gone on since I last posted here. We all know about 2020 and how the whole world has been affected and continues to deal with fallout from what I'll call "the shift". I generally feel positive about the future and the idea of leaving behind what doesn't work. It's time for new ways of thinking about how we want to proceed and I am down with that.

I moved to the desert full time in 2017. I still love it and am getting deeper into what it means to live daily in this harsh but beautiful environment. I still have my day job but in the turmoil of last year I came to the realization that I can finally "retire" from the daily grind. I'm working part time but will slowly wind down the schedule. In the meantime, I have a wonderful studio space that I'm preparing for teaching. So many plans had to be postponed last year but I continue to maintain my course. I'm amazed that I've reached the age where I can contemplate such things and have the time to finally pursue my dream full time. Sometimes I wish I was a little younger and less achy but then I realize I'm lucky to have pretty good health, aspirations and the drive, be it somewhat slower.