Coffee in the Denver skyline mug, "Georgia Rae" by John Hyatt on iTunes. "Georgia Rae" is a song from a father to his little daughter about how much she is loved, how her parents came to have her, and basically how great she is. I should've had this song on as I was helping Dave to get Jessie out the door for school this morning. I think Dave was ready to put a sticker on her, "reduced for immediate clearance". That girl has more shoe crises than women 7 times her age.
The first of the year for me is a time when I pause, look up, see where I've gotten to in life, and make decisions about where I want to go. Yesterday I said to a friend and gallery owner that I wouldn't be doing glass in 10 years... Wow. Where did that come from? Maybe I need to sit down and finally do a business plan. The past year brought a pretty good set of short to mid-term happenstance goals (something happens and I have to take a stance in response--not a carefully chosen goal, a fell-into goal... like the book), but maybe it is time to take charge of the direction I want to go with my glass business rather than just thinking "Hey, let's try THAT!" and reacting to what happens as a result.
I am definitely in midlife. This isn't a crisis, but boy it sure is time to pee or get off the pot in terms of what I want to be when I grow up.
In the meantime, there is still a studio to clean, a load to get in the kiln, a commission to prepare for a client and a new gallery to select work for (Sabra in East Atlanta would like to carry some of my pieces and I am to deliver a selection to them next Tuesday).