Ok don’t judge me, but I LOVE to be by myself. I mean really love it. I could have the best day ever and all I have is me and the girl in my head to talk to. Do you ever crave alone time? Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t cringe at the thought of being around others or anything like that but I’ve been able to be perfectly at peace alone ever since I was little. I’d sit in my room for hours making something, always keeping myself busy. Well I got an AMAZING “all by myself” day not too long ago.
Kelton, my better half & best friend-which I guess I should note I absolutely love to be around, was going to be golfing all day with his dad in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Yuck, count me out. So I decided I’d drive an hour to Durango to go to my favorite home decor store in Colorado and to do some painting. Once I got in Durango I excitedly walked to my favorite store, Urban Home, only to find it was SHUT DOWN! What, how could this be? Their furniture and homewares were a perfect medium between West Elm and Restoration Hardware. I was d-e-v-a-s-t-a-t-e-d! But I walked to their other location on the Main Street called Urban Market (where they have awesome gifts and all small things for your home) and the girl at the counter informed me that they had just moved Urban Home upstairs at the market location and it was now more of an appointment based store. Wow, what a relief! At least it hadn’t vanished! Anyway, after a bit of shopping for our upcoming Airbnb in Fort Worth and getting a crepe for lunch, I drove down to Animas River.
I found a perfect park bench with a trail down to the water and I settled myself right in with all my supplies. For several minutes I watched happy people pass by on their tubes, canoes and kayaks. I kept looking from the people to my blank panels and nothing would come to me. Maybe it was possible that my near detrimental loss of my favorite store shocked my brain or something. A few years ago a sweet friend of mine said that a blank canvas was the scariest thing ever. But I remember saying that it should be the most exciting thing ever. You have the power and control to create whatever you want, however you want, and let it be or not be what everyone else will want... endless opportunities.