1.22.2014

Perspective






The past two weeks have been extremely difficult for me. I've been in and out of the hospital and ended up having an urgent surgery yesterday. I haven't talked about this much here, or anywhere for that matter, but I've had a lot of physical and mental health problems the past few years that have weighed me down. Perhaps I don't talk about them because I know that I truly am lucky, and that relative to others, my trials are so insignificant. Also, it's hard to admit to being fragile. But this last week has been hard, and I've felt so lonely. I'm trying to count my blessing and make use of the time I have to sit and rest (I made over 200 bows, you are welcome to check them out here>>>> thebellewhistle, I'm hoping for sales to help cover some of my medical bills). The medications I'm on slow my body and brain so I've spent a lot of time sitting, thinking, and looking through old photos and files. These images were taken a few years ago when I was going through similar health problems. At the time, they were the result of a drug induced desperation to complete a class assignment. But now they are some of my most treasured images.
::Trying to keep perspective::



*also, I went through my closet and am selling some great items on instagram: @bellewhistleshop :) might be worth a look. 

9 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you're feeling so down! We are always where we're meant to be - even when it feels super crummy. Actually, sometimes I swear we're meant even more for those moments. Anyway, I was clearly meant to see this post. I am almost never on blogger anymore but I'm up late, bopping around and found myself here. Your post was the first thing I saw, and the other day I had spent hours looking for a bow shop on etsy that I had seen once but couldn't find again and guess whose shop it was? Yep, yours. See? Totally and perfectly meant :) Just bought 3 bows. I'm thankful for your open heart and your bow making skills tonight, for sure :) Rest, take care of you and be well!

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    1. "We are always where we are meant to be" isn't that so true? And yet, it seems natural to fight it?! Thank you for your sweet comment and for your support in my drug induced bow making! ;) I hope you like them!

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  2. Claire. I'm so sorry you are sick! It's kind of crazy how being sick can just mentally bring you down. So much. Get better soon!

    And I'm checking out your shop now...cute stuff! I've never been much of a bow girl, but maybe this is the time for us to start a grand relationship!

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    1. Thanks Anna! Your photos and musings sure helped pass the time! Loving following your adventure!

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  3. Claire,
    I've followed your blog for several years but have never commented (not sure why-- it's a weird fear). I just wanted to let you know you've always inspired me. You see the world with an artist's eye and I thing more people could use a perspective like that. Thank you for sharing the beauty you see with the rest of us.
    Sending you lots of good vibes. Xx

    Paige

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    1. Paige! I have that same weird fear! I can approach a stranger on the street and compliment them, but post a comment on a blog I love and follow religiously is terrifying. I think it's the non face to face thing that makes it tricky but the truth is, The connections blogging affords us are priceless! And how funny we live in the same small town but a blog brought us together?!

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  4. Cheer up doll face! You are a very strong and beautiful woman that I feel so lucky to have been able to spend the time with that I have. You are in my prayers and if there is anything that I can do for you just know I am only a phone call away. Smile pretty girl because the world needs that face of yours to let its light in.

    Loves and hugs,

    Kelly

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    1. Kelly! OMG! So good to hear from you! A flood of great memories just came back to me :)

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