I've been in New York City all week with my daughter visiting college campuses. There were a few she absolutely loved and a couple were marked off the list within minutes! It has been fun, with lots of walking, shopping, eating, more shopping and me trying to keep up and be cool. I think I failed at the latter :)
But I did learn something about myself. I go at the pace of those I am with. Maybe its because I am a mom and I am not a good juggler/multitasker. Seriously my phone rings while I'm driving and I miss my exit. As a stay-home mother of three and wife to a busy businessman, my schedule has always been theirs or managing their schedules. Outside of that I didn't have alot of time or energy to go towards me. Until recently, as each child has turned 16 and became more independent. My time is now my own and I really like the slower pace I've set for me.
But this was my daughter's trip and we were moving with the pulse of The City! On the last night I did meet up with Louise Gale that I met at Squam Art Workshop. She is so sweet and talented. I enjoyed our 45 minutes! She told me about her friend Rose's photography that was in an art gallery nearby and suggested we check it out. So we did and I was inspired! I WILL FIND an artist group in North Texas! How cool to be featured in a REAL art gallery. I have a goal!
But after a few minutes we were rushing out of the Gallery District, so we could get back over to SAKS on 5th Avenue and still have time to make our 8 o'clock dinner reservations in Times Square.
I almost missed my sign from the universe that Meghan asked everyone to look for. I walked right past it not once, but twice! And then only saw it as our taxi was driving away. I took a quick snap and sort of got it! I could have gotten out of the cab to get the "perfect picture", but I could hear Brene Brown's Perfect Protest and the message of her new book The Gifts of Imperfection shouting at me: "It's good enough!" She is right! The picture I captured shows where I am right now- still underconstruction, having to look past the scaffolds to read the big, bold rainbow colors covering the entire brick wall: "THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN'T DO!"