I’m away from home and The Ethiopian is sending me photos of he & Shiro canoodling (swoon)

So, hey – in case you didn’t know – I got a cat! LOL! Her name is Shiro (pronounced sure-oh – say it quick!) and she’s the most adorable, smartest little badass and I LOVE HER SO MUCH! It’s been a very long time since I’ve been without a pet and as corny as I know it sounds – she’s made our lives so much better.

I’m still trying to gain my footing with working for myself and from home. I’ve never been really good at time management but it’s so vital to my well-being that I know that I have to focus on it or I’m doomed.

The last 6 or 8 months have been winding to say the least. On a personal and a professional level it’s just been kind of taxing and part of me has withdrawn in order to keep my sanity. I’m definitely someone who downplays, especially in times of stress and it’s not that I don’t feel that I can go to my friends or family (I can! I LOVE YOU!) but I always turn inward and internalize. Healthy? No. Who I am? 100%.

Still though, I feel the fog is lifting – some of it is just the change of the weather and some of it is the simple passage of time and resolution of things. There are so many good things bubbling beneath the service and I want to make room and invite them in to hang out with me.

I’m hoping that with this ebbing fog, I’ll be able to string together more words, pick up my camera more often and just lean into all the goodness and light – a spring renewal, if you will.

Hope all of you who are reading (all 7 of you :p) are happy and well.

“For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

-Eric Roth (made famous by Brad Pitt)