today is the deadline for our manuscript. a good part of it has been sent in to our delightful editor but there are still some things that need to be tweaked so we continue on with it.
pilar had written to me a while back talking about getting together for a mental health day. the way i feel right now i need a mental health week. i would like to speak without using any adjectives whatsoever. actually, i would like to take a walk in the woods with no one but nature as my companion and think of absolutely nothing to do with jewelry. that sounds heavenly. soon, soon.
speaking of nature, last weekend we took the kids to the wild animal park in san diego. it is a spectacular place (ugh. had to use an adjective to be fair to the creatures). to hopefully make up for my lack of presence lately, i'll leave you with photos from the park. but please do not copy them or print them or use them in any way. just enjoy them right here, okay? thank you.
sometimes when i am feeling pressured and let stress take me over, i forget to breathe and center myself, to say a prayer and ask for peace. just looking at these photos immediately reminded me of all those things. even when life seems difficult i have a choice in how i get to respond to anxiety. do i choose to be the leaf on the water that is pushed about with every breeze or will i steer my own course? it is good to remember that i have a choice. and to breathe.