Monday, June 12, 2006

Gathering Petals

I've been enjoying my old fashioned roses for the past month. Yes, they are wild, strong-willed, and often out of control, but I do love them. When I look at them, i feel happy and warm, much like the feeling I had visiting my grandma's house when i was a child. They look so *old fashioned*, in their butter yellow, pale pink, and crimson petals, climbing up and over our front porch railing. But alas, all good things do come to an end... they are now losing their petals and I feel a bit sad. It's time, once again, for me to give them a fearless pruning, and then just watch and wait, hoping for a second bloom in late summer.

I worked all day yesterday and on into the evening, getting everything ready to go out UPS today - I was hoping I would be done early so I could spend a day on the beach, the weather was perfect! But, I am thrilled that I did it, that I started it and that I finished it - the CPS article is done, the dolls packed up and it's all ready to go. Doing this has helped bolster my self confidence, which is something I seem to struggle with a lot. Now I'm telling myself, "see, you CAN do it, and you can do more, MUCH more!". I'm hoping if I keep encouraging myself in this way, and keep taking on new challenges and facing my fears, that I will evenutally believe, it with my whole heart.

I hope you all have a lovely summer day!

1 comment:

navylane studio said...

beautiful petals, Katie... I especially love yellow roses. And congrats on getting your article done and sent on its way!!