I am so grateful to be where I am in my life today. Everything seems brighter and fresher and more interesting, even the simplest things are exciting and fun.
It was three years ago today that I packed up my car, stepped out of my comfort zone and moved to Taranaki on what I called my 'adventure' I think my kids probably called it mid life crisis but whatever name you give it, it has turned out to be the most amazing journey. I was on a mission to 'find myself', I had no idea what I was looking for, or what I was hoping to find, I just knew that I wasnt content with the path my life was on and that if I wanted changes then I had to make them happen.
Heading off into the unknown on this 'adventure' to a place where I didnt know a soul, gave me an opportunity to find more than just 'myself'. I found my husband, I found the most amazing job at Access Radio Taranaki and now I have found Verdigris Creative Studio. All of these wonderful things have come about purely because I have learned to open my eyes, my heart and my mind and to trust and accept WHAT IS and when something presents itself I grab it with passion whereas before I would just let it slip by. Contemplating the thought of change is the hardest thing, doing it is easy. I just love the fact that now I know anything is possible and I believe this new venture with Verdigris Studio was part of the big plan just waiting to happen.
Who knows where this new adventure will lead but I'm going to have fun finding out.
Verdigris Creative Studio is one step closer to being a working studio.
Its been a hard slog the last few weeks and for a while it didnt look like any of the hard work was making a difference.
When you first go into a building you can imagine the beauty peeping through the peeling paint and worn carpet and the vision of what things will look like and how you will go about doing it seems so clear at the time.
Then when you start the work the reality of it is that every job you undertake especially in a very old building like ours actually takes about three times as long and costs about three times as much as you had planned on. I have no idea and would not even like to hazard a guess as to when we will be ready to open but in the meantime we are having fun do it and when it is finished it will be an amazing and inspiring place to create in.