Today I say "Thank You Universe" (I say this so as to allow you to put in what ever deity you see fit or not, that's your business and this is mine).
Thank You Universe for blessing me with the amazing support that you have through this amazing endeavor that is Artsy Anthropology. Honestly, from day one I have had such inspiring support in the women I have met through this business I can't even express into actual words how honored I am to have gotten to be a part of their lives.
Today I have to thank with as much gusto as I can muster Chelsea, Sarah and Leigh-Ellen. You ladies know how much you and your support mean to me and I cannot ever thank you enough for your kind words, advice, humor and sensibility.
The past few weeks have been mind-blowing stressful. With the entire "nursing school application process" I am finding that being an individual does not matter, being unique does not matter - what matters is fitting into this exact mold of perfect grades, perfect student, and it's ridiculous. I have a Master's of Arts in a field that I am passionate about, but decided that because jobs are scarce I would not pursue a PhD and be in this same position in a few years... but now I wonder if that was the right decision? Don't get me wrong, I am passionate about nursing, I love people, I love helping people and I know it's a field I can make a great impact in - and this is not giving up on a dream, rather alternating my course to continue on with my original dream, my original goal. In my graduate admission essay I wrote that my only goal was to help those that could not help themselves, be they victims of a crime, a child with an ear infection, or a post-surgery patient who can't get up alone- they need help, and that is enough for me.
I have been pouring my heart and soul into the new line of purses and wristlets that take me hours of planning, only to be told by three different shows that I was not "a good fit"... my guess is because I didn't screen print the fabric and tan the leather myself - but that's a whole different issue in the whole - Handmade vs. ludicrously different debate...
So Thank You Universe for allowing me the passion to continue to pursue the things that I want... for bringing amazing women into my life when I needed them, and for giving me the tools I need to be there for others when they need me, as I am sure each person I know will at some point.