Finally - on the 2nd of March - it feels like 2016 has fallen into place.
The year opened with some HUGE changes for us as a family and me as a person to adjust to. It started out feeling like the familiar flow of life had been blocked by some huge rocks that had rolled into the creek bed and it wasn't quite sure which way to go to get around them. They've become part of the creek, now, though, and life is flowing along again more or less smoothly.
Not to say that there aren't challenges. There are. Every day. (I believe it's called "life".)
But all in all right now things are pretty good and March is looking like a pretty good month.
I've joined a SUPping group for 8 weeks with SUP Hire Geraldton and, seriously, when next you are in the Geraldton area get in touch with them and give it a go. SO MUCH FUN!!
And I've started going to life drawing. I finally got brave and asked a couple of mates to come along with me, and we trundle off to the most beautiful venue overlooking the town lights at night and the ocean and draw. The kids don't really get why I'm going all the way to town to draw naked people - "Like, really, mum, that's a bit weird."
The response is always, "No, actually, the human body is beautiful and not to be embarrassed by."
At the moment I'm drawing on Butchers paper - like they wrap fish and chips in - and realistically, that's probably what I'll keep using. It's fun, and it's great practise, but I have no expectations of creating master pieces while I'm there and I just can't bear the thought of wasting some lovely paper. I'd get nervous from the pressure all that clean white niceness would exert, and then I'd never be happy with my scribblings.
And that's the beauty of drawing, people, in case you weren't sure; It doesn't matter what you use to make your marks, just as long as you make them.
Life is meant to feel amazing, and just right now, it's pretty damn close.