Some days I wake up and it hits me, I live in an RV. After years of traveling, this has become my norm. I forget at times how awesome of a life I choose to live. And laugh at how ridiculous it is that I find being parked in a row next to strangers on a patch of lawn to be home. I have changed.
Jon and I used to skip certain RV parks because they didn’t offer the aesthetics we wanted. We still prefer to be in beautiful locations, but we have certainly changed in where we find beauty. We save a lot of money by staying in Thousand Trail membership parks. Many of these parks are just so-so. Our standards have been lowered as we stay in cheaper parks. We were excited this week to be parked next to a tree and three bushes (if you count the dead one.) Ahh, gratitude for the simple things in life. How I have changed from needing acres of land to isolate me from seeing any signs of life, to rejoicing when there is a patch of green grass between rigs.
The most powerful experience of this whole life change is the growth I have personally embraced. I have become more authentic, loving, and accepting of myself. I have found out where I need healing, accepted my quirks, and named my passions. The more I heal and grow, the deeper of a relationship I have with Jon, the kids, and my friends. This life has offered me the time and space to take the most difficult journey -the inward journey of knowing who I am.
This brings me to the whole reason for this post, to let you know I am ready to hike a new path. In the next couple of weeks I am making changes to the website, and stepping out into the world on video. I will be sharing how I use art & writing in my life to heal and thrive. How I find my intuition, my voice, and the truth of who I am beneath the layers of stress and trauma. I will be sharing how I have deepened my relationship with Jon, and shifted parenting through punishment to a place of parenting with loving connection. I am excited to share all of this through the Art of Creation.
Of course, there will be more tales of my crazy life journey on the StudioJema Facebook page – hover over the Like button to “get notifications”. And I will keep you inspired with travel photographs on Instagram!
Now, I am going to grab my cup of coffee and soak in some shrubbery.
First you must find… another shrubbery! Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must place it here, beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a two layer effect with a little path running down the middle. (“A path! A path!”) Then, you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forrest… with… a herring!
~Graham Chapman in Monte Python and the Holy Grail