Thoughts On 5 Years
I often wish I could do something else. I wish I could make music. I wish I could be a doctor or a nurse. I wish I had a head for numbers or scientific theories.
I spent a lot of life trying to do “something important”. Now I’ve realized, you can only do what is in you. And what is in me is a love for people and pretty things. I also love the human body. It can stop me in my tracks everytime I think about my heart and how it beats again and again and I don’t have to do anything. That’s amazing. And. I have a love for philosophy and world religions that are mixed in there too. I thought of going to seminary for a bit.
Through all kinds of twists and turns, I own a lingerie shop in Des Moines, Iowa where I have gotten to meet all of you. Hear about your weddings, your loves, and even your broken hearts. I’ve learned about the struggles that ALL the different and wonderful shapes of women have. I’ve been as frustrated as you when things don’t fit right. I’ve gotten to hold your sweet babies. I’ve met your mothers and sisters and daughters. I’ve toasted with you, I’ve cried with you, and sometimes I’ve missed you when I haven’t seen you. And when I think about it all I feel overwhelmingly grateful.