On turning 54 - resurrecting old dreams


Yes, I know it's Wednesday, but...

I have been rather lacking in the fashion department lately.  Spring has sprung and the truth be told, you will more than likely find me in my gardening shoes, or flip flops than anything blog worthy.

I have exchanged cute clothes for my painters apron for the most part the last couple of weeks as my head has been exploding with new ideas to try out in my studio.  I was telling my good friend and accountability partner (love her and her role in my life but that is a whole other post) last night that I feel more comfortable in my own skin, owning my own dreams and soaring with hope and possibility's, than I have been in a very long time.

I know my mood swings the last few months are enough to give you all whip lash but that is just how my emotions have been.  (And no, I don't think it's entirely hormonal, ha, ha!)

I think there is so much truth to that old saying about one door closing and another one opening.  With the new boundaries here at home, I have begun to focus on some things and some people (hello honey) that have been neglected.

I have purposely made an effort to resurrect some old dreams and loves and see how they mesh with the person that I am now and I have to tell you that as I approach my 54th (eek!) birthday this month, life is so exciting.

I think a big part of it has been learning how to let go of one season so that there's room to embrace the next one.  Believe me I do not have a lock on this one and I can almost guarantee that next week I will be sharing a bit more melancholy post, but I am learning that it's okay to be scared as long as you keep moving forward.

My encouragement for you this Wednesday would be to examine your life and make a note of what seasons in your life are winding down and what comes next and then step into the scary, sad, joyful, challenging, dream filled heart of it, one day at a time.

Oh, and I did a little spring fashion shopping over the weekend that I plan on sharing with you next week...

xo, Patty


  1. Patty, I've been reading Lysa Terkeurst's book "The Best Yes" and just this week, I wrote this in my daily planner.....

    "A woman can't carry the weight of two seasons simultaneously. In the violent struggle of trying, she'll miss every bit of joy each season promises to bring."

    One ends and another begins. You're an inspiration !

  2. Patty. What a great thought.

  3. Patty, Your flowers and plants are looking so pretty. Some time we have to wear our work clothes. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  4. You have no idea how much examining of life I have been doing in these past few weeks- what's important, what isn't ...when to go---when to stay--- what to start --- what to stop...GREAT post.

    Your gardens and pants are gorgeous-xo Diana

  5. Fashion is fun, but following your dreams and feeling inspired is so much more important! Run with it and have fun!

  6. For everything there is a season.
    It's healthy to take stock of our lives every now and then, and make changes if we need to.
    Best of luck with your goals :)


  7. I did a lot of soul searching last September when I turned 60 and now I can honestly say that I am happier, healthier and more confident than ever before in my life. Wishing you the best!

  8. Good Morning Patty, what a refreshing and inspiring post. We go through many different seasons during our lives and life is totally filled with changes . . . wouldn't it be boring if it were not? Sometimes things come up and we have to do them afraid . . . and that is okay . . . we become stronger in our faith each and every time we take a step forward. I truly enjoyed reading your post.
    Happy Easter!
    Connie :)

  9. Loved this post! It gets a person thinking, which is a good thing. :) Life has so many changes and twists and turns and I am eager for them all. As I go into my 60th year, I am excited! Happy Easter. Kit


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