|Those are some new peas that are growing in the garden, some of which will go into my dinner tonight.|
Last week did not go as expected. It started out with lists and me trying to stay hyper organized so that I would be able to keep track of the details involved in getting a magazine issue to the printer, as well as keeping on track with wedding tasks. By mid-week, things veered off course when we learned that our magazine, ReadyMade, was being closed down.
When you suddenly realize that you are about to lose your job, things sharpen in focus. And since I have (unfortunately) been through this before, I immediately began to take stock so that I could attempt to decide how to handle it. Almost immediately, perspective kicked in.
Two years ago, I had an opportunity to take on much greater responsibility with my work and to help redefine a magazine. That allowed me to flex my creative muscles and realize that I had skills that I hadn't entirely been aware of before. And, because of the job and the move from the east coast, I met my fiance. We fell in love, bought a house, planted a garden, and created an amazingly joyful and fulfilling life together.
In 12 days, I get to marry that man.
My close friends and family will be heading our way in a short week to help with the final preparations and to enjoy our hometown.
And I will finally get to wear my dress!
To be completely honest, I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity that I did because it allowed me to find exactly where I was meant to be. So to ReadyMade, a brand that I am intensely saddened to see disappear because it means that an open forum for creativity, sustainability and self-expression is no longer, I will always be grateful.