I welcome 2019 with open arms, new adventures, and abundant health!!!
What a ride the last 7-8 months have been! You may or may not have noticed but it’s been sometime since I blogged!!! On June 17th, my life changed in the blink of an eye and I had to make some serious decisions on where to put my energy. My partner fell and suffered a serious back injury. I already had many obligations on my plate for the summer and I had no choice but to sideline a few of these things and blogging was one of them. Not only could my partner no longer work but he suddenly needed 24-hour care, so I found myself a one-gal show and the sole provider of our household. After four trips to the emergency – which is not an easy task from Cortes Island as it takes two ferries by ambulance just to get off island – and a month and a half spent in the hospital, he finally had open-back surgery at the end of September and came home on Novembre 1st. With a few setbacks, my man is slowly recovering and is undergoing rehabilitation, learning to walk again, and building strength (this is the short version of the story!) With having to tend the extensive garden we had planted to feed us and make preserves for winter, an art show to curate with 33 local artists, having to work different jobs to pay the bills, continuing my next solo art installation challenge “Wink” and being a full-time caregiver, my time was limited as one still needs to sleep even if just for a few hours!
During this time, I showed my largest painting to date called “Space” at the annual members show which I curated for our local art gallery. I filled the freezer & pantry and I also did my Yoga Teacher training online, which makes me happy to announce my new venture which starts on January 7th with a new blog and website: http://www.balducciyoga.com
And as the year begins, I’m just getting my feet back on the ground and every day my partner is slowly recovering a bit more, as he is very determined to get his life back which gives me more time to do my thing!!! I missed you all, as I missed blogging and sharing. Stay tuned for more details on my upcoming solo art installation, more spinning wheel adventures, my yoga offerings, gardening news, and whatever else happens. I wish you all much health and happiness in 2019 and thank you for sticking around!!!