Classical music is streaming into my new studio. The day bright with life shines through the windows. The cats scamper around having a time of play. Life feels the best it has in many years. Perhaps it is fall. Perhaps it is the rearrangement of the apartment and the change of use of rooms. Perhaps it is that the old building I live in will come to life this coming week with another tenant who is upbeat, happy and positive. To have her enthusiasm in the building will be a breath of fresh air and to have the additional income is a true relief.
Oddly the income is about what I would have received from a 40 hour a week job at a department store in the neighboring town at $8. per hour. With per hour quotas, reviews and demands all for $8. per hour. So to be able to sit in my new studio listening to peaceful music while the cats run about and in my heart know that life is beginning to take a better turn, is truly a nice thing. One I am so grateful to be experiencing. It has been years since I have felt this full of life. This peaceful. This at ease. Years. Close to five now since I moved to this town. And now at long last I feel my ol self again though not without challenges or issues to deal with, it is so much better this morning then in all the years past.
So I will savor the music. The shear joy of the gift of a studio. The gift of a new tenant and the gift of the additional income. I am indeed fortunate and very grateful for all that comes my way.
It is as life evolves and one of great gratitude.