Last summer I left home for a sweet little island in Florida to assist my elderly and ailing mother. She needed the help – she was becoming more frail as the days passed – and, so, I was happy to relax in the sun, spend some time with her and help in what way I could. Leaving home isn’t always convenient or easy – but I took all the necessary trappings and art materials to keep me occupied and content. What I didn’t realize then was that short stay would turn into almost a year of being away from my home and work studio.
So, how to survive being gone from home that long? You make the best of it and find a way to surround yourself with a “homelike” environment. Luckily, I had taken my favorite things to have at hand: plenty of paper and pens and all the materials I needed to work on my chosen passion-of-the-moment. I also had the foresight to take my computer so I could stay connected with my “online” world.
Wherever you go, there you are
The truth is: once you get your head around the fact that you are where you are for whatever reasons, you can turn your attention to the things that matter most to you. Bemoaning the fact that things are exactly “just right” will only make you unsettled.