It was a lovely gauntlet of receptions, recognitions, gatherings, presentations, and gifts as one career has now ended for each of us. We called it our “transition” rather than our retirement. They do say 60 is the new 40 so if that be the case, I see the next decade as a second opportunity for discovery such as what more may I offer to the community and/or to myself. Much like the caterpillar will endure a transformation, (funny, I was making a connection with it rather than shooing it away) I will be taking these next few months reflecting on where I’ve been, what I’ve learned, and where I want to go having every expectation of finding a new direction for my life.
Holly is ‘theyarnista’ on Ravelry, a name befitting, combining her love of yarn and fashion. She invites you to her Project Page OR to stay here and navigate to ‘Collection’ where you can read extensive notes on her hand knits.
Small toads mingle among the weeds. I see their movement as I bend down, hands toiling remembering the joy of childhood play. It is humid again this morning.