The Darkness Seems To Be Starting To Lift

As some of you might have noticed, I have been quiet for about 4 month. Haven't done anything art related during all that time as well.

Even the 2 year long art journal projects turned into a plain diary like this for me.

Those months have been really hard on me:
* my daughter changed schools in the middle of the graduation year
* we all moved because of that
* she barely graduated and was diagnosed with chronic illness
* I had less and less income and got sick again and again
* I spiraled down into a really deep dark hole without having the money to get professional help
etc. etc.

Even the great job my youngest son did during his first year at art school and other nice things were barely holding me over the surface.

But, lately, the huge heavy darkness seems to be starting to lift now and then.

Tomorrow, my daughter is having her graduation ceremony. I just finished a tulle skirt for her gown and hope to shoot a decent pic of her in it tomorrow.

And I'm starting to add some color to my diary pages. :)

How have you been lately?  You know I'm always happy to hear from you, right?
Please, feel free to leave a comment here or contact me at ritajc(at)inbox(dot)lv.


serenity said...

I also have been extremely sad for a while. I have many many things to be thankful for.

Money is such a big problem isn't it. There is never enough to pay bills let alone do anything more.

I am so happy to hear that you are getting out of it Rita. I am happy the bad is lifting and light will come again. Keep strong, things will change.

Jill Marie said...

So glad to hear that the darkness is starting to lift Rita :) Life is filled with incredible peaks and valleys. Holding you in my heart as you begin to climb to your next peak and thankful that you have many tools to turn to on your journey. Looking forward to seeing the picture of the tulle skirt!

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you so much, Tina and Jill!

l'actrice said...

So good to see you on your way back, Rita !

Indigene Theresa said...

Rita, I'm happy to know that you're starting to see some light in the darkness! Sending you additional hugs!!!!

Little Drum Dreams said...

Rita, good to hear of your journey back toward lighter and brighter feeling. Adding color back to the journal, I love that. Peace be with you Sister.

Kim Switzer said...

I am so glad to hear you are starting to lift out of the darkness! Hurray for color coming back to your pages! Wishing you all the best and much more lifting and much more color in your life. :)

Gina said...

I am grateful that you have a loving family to give you the strength to hold your head above the waters. Blessings for recovered health and happiness <3 XXX

Deanna said...

I'm happy to hear you are coming out of this dark time. We need the Rita light out in this world!

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you so much, dear friends! Your support is really uplifting.