Focusing on the wellbeing of my child I found the strength and courage to get us better positioned to ride out the 2020-21 school year by moving from Columbia City, Seattle, to Camano Island. Here I've found my footing, my child has begun to thrive again, and the cogs & wheels of this little business of mine slowly started turning again.
The Camano Arts Association here on the island has introduced me to the creative support network I needed- other artists, some with children. The Cama Beach Foundation has also provided manifold opportunities to immediately be involved in our new community. My son's 5th grade school teacher became a good friend, welcoming us to visit her home on a blueberry farm where her own 5 children run amok. Though we have to make an effort to see any of these people in our rural area, a sense of peaceful solitude has over-ridden loneliness.
I'm standing once again, in fact leaping with joy in anticipation of what will come to be in the months ahead. I hope very much that you, too, have your feet underneath you on solid ground.