I do not have pictures for this post, nor do I have links to send you off to faraway blogs that I know will inspire you creatively. But since this is my creative outlet, as well as my means for you to all know what makes me tick, I feel it's ok to share here.
I shared eight months ago about how we were moving to Bakersfield California, from Portland/Vancouver area. The journey has been tough, as only one could expect. Coming to a new place to make new friends, and basically just find the exact place where you belong. Starting over so to speak.
Although I have had many activities that I have pursued here, people I have met and have much in common with. It always seemed like there was still that little something that was missing. I always tell my husband that it feels like we have been on vacation all this time, and it's just now starting to sink in. I was very blessed to know some pretty wonderful people in Portland. People who not only encouraged me to express my creativity, but that I could also count on no matter what. It's quite different now not knowing people as well. I can still count on those same people to be there, only it's miles away through a phone call. The difference now between a quite voice on the other end, and a hug make all the difference in a situation like this.
I guess that I just wanted to share this because through this new Modern Quilt Guild that I have started here, it has grown to a group of gals that I not only trust to be there for me in much of those same aspects, but I really think and feel that they are people I was meant to meet. They are encouraging, thankful, humble, and inspiring all at the same time. I feel very blessed right now to have this feeling like I have my new space in this new life.
I want to encourage everyone who has had to move, or maybe give a up group of friends for whatever reason. People who maybe just feel like they don't quite fit in. There is a place for you as there is for all of us. A good friend told me today that blessings come in strides. Although god may not be on the same schedule as you, he is there watching, and has that perfect place where you belong. that place where you will feel accepted, and complete.
We are all different in so many ways, but yet still very much the same.
Happy Sewing my friends.