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August’s topic for the Blog-o-Sphere Think Tank:  “How do you envision the possibilities for the future?”

My husband and I have been thinking about this with greater focus for the past couple of years. We’ve been doing a lot of research about where we would like to live, because as my husband puts it, “Retirement opens a whole new world of opportunity”. Why not consider relocating?

As I have thought about the future, my future, our future, these are some of my expectations, hopes, wishes, goals and more.

Where ever we choose to live, I want to get up every morning and enjoy some form of exercise. Whether that’s walks with the dogs, workouts in the privacy of our home or refreshing swims. It’s important to me to keep active. It clears my mind, releases those lovely little endorphins and keeps the blood circulating.


I want to be more involved as an artist. Work in my studio every day. Get together with fellow artists. Be part of the local art community. Continue to find new venues for my work. Being creative is essential to how I want to live.

Location, location, location. Where will we live? We’ve been exploring the NW. Washington state has an appeal for all its beauty, proximity to the ocean, mountains, wildlife, hiking, photographic opportunity and artist community. We love living in Colorado. It has much of the same appeal as Washington state does, yet the winters in Colorado can be more cold with more snow. We are still undecided on this topic and fortunately, we still have plenty of time to make decisions.

It’s my opinion that you have to prepare for the future you want. That doesn’t mean that you need to become obsessed with it in terms of the “I’ll be happy when…” syndrome. It just means that there needs to be some awareness of where you want to be and what you want to do as you make decisions in the present. Those present day decisions will have an affect on your future.

I can say I am looking forward to what the future may hold and trust that it will be good.

Let’s see what my fellow bloggers had to say about their anticipated futures:

Andes Cruz
Tosca Teran
Diana Bell

Until next time, I continue to aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

June’s topic for the Blog-o-Sphere Think Tank is: “What is your favorite quote?”

I have a number that inspire me, so I thought it would be fun to share my top 5.

Number 5:

It is not our abilities who show who we truly are ….. it is our choices” ~ Albertus Dumbeldore, Harry Potter – The Chamber of Secrets

I have always found some classic movie lines that resonate with me.  I don’t know how many times I have watched the Harry Potter movies.  On a day this past winter, as I was in my studio, I heard this line from the movie.  I mean I really ‘heard it’… the point where I hit rewind and wrote this in one of my journals.  I have found that when you are open and ready to receive a message  that you need to hear, you will.  This is one of those messages for me.

Number 4:

You will fail because you don’t have convictions” ~ Agent Phil Coulson, The Avengers

Once again, a classic movie line that resonated with me.  This year’s movie, The Avengers, had one of those movie moments as Agent Phil Coulson tells Loki why he will fail.  It was because he didn’t have convictions.  It just struck home, when one succeeds, one has the burning desire to do so because of their convictions.  At least that is how I see it.

Number 3:

You are a divine creation of God.  You are a spiritual being.  You don’t need anyone else to confirm that.” ~ Dr Wayne Dyer, The Shift

I am a huge fan of Dr Dyer.  He is one of those people that I can relate to and  I connect with his messages.  I do a lot of searching for why I am here and what work I need to accomplish while I am on Earth.  Listening to Dr Dyer has helped me in my search for  the meaning of my existence.

Number 2:

Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

Wow.  From one of the geniuses!  Just think about all the things that are possible and will be possible because of the imagination.   This conveys so much hope to me.

And my Number 1 quote……drum roll…… wait for it…….

Number 1:

Well behaved women seldom make history.” ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

I’d like to think that all of us are continually growing as we journey through this life.  I feel fortunate that I have had that opportunity to learn from my mistakes and grow to become a better person.  I know I’m not done in that journey.  There was a time when I was held back and constrained, but I broke free of those chains and as I’ve told many people “The genie has left the bottle and she ain’t ever going back in there again“.  That’s me.  I feel I’ve gone through a lot to be where I am today and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.

Now let’s see what my fellow bloggers posted for this great topic:

Andes cruz:
Tosca Teran:
WATTO Distinctive Metal Wear:
Barbara Donovan:
Beth Cyr:

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

Kathleen Krucoff

Artist and Metalsmith

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