The snow came this week, falling gently and creating a soft, white, wonder. I’ve been waking up to its bright white invitations to create beauty, to make a cup of tea, to read, to snuggle in.

 

I’ve been full of thoughts lately. So. Many. Thoughts. Much of them around writing, painting, mothering, marriage, midlife. I am wrestling with something, though that something is vague and shapeless. Feels like worry, anxiety, fear that has yet to be fully unwrapped, taking its sweet time to reveal its purpose.

 

I have a sense that I’m shedding what no longer serves and welcoming in a newer version. I wonder what she’s like. What discoveries and adventures she wants to have. What she likes to wear. What she has to say.

 

I shall wait patiently for her to emerge.

 

These wintry midlife seasons are mysterious, no? We’re called to trust the process of being with ourselves in the murky places as we wiggle with discomfort, as we wrestle with uncertainty, as we strain to see what is ahead.

 

And so it is. I remind myself to keep tending. To be loving and kind to myself. To treat myself like I would a sweet toddler. It takes time to become, to emerge, to transform.

 

Big XO, Kelly Rae

Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed.

Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore and nourish their creative souls.

Don't want to miss a post?

Get my LATEST POSTS sent to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent PostsRecent Posts Flower

My wish for us in 2023

My wish for us in 2023

  Happy New Year, friends! I've been reflecting on this past year, what I'm proud of, what was hard, what I want to carry forward in 2023, and what I want to let go of. It has been a pivotal year for me, and I'm ready for a fresh start. As I move into this next...

read more
The sweet gift of amazement from a barista

The sweet gift of amazement from a barista

  Recently, I was ordering my usual oat milk mocha at my favorite coffee shop when the young man at the counter, a barista, casually asked, "Whatcha doing today?" I shrugged my shoulders and answered, "Not much, just a little work." "Oh, cool," he said. "What do...

read more

Explore the Blog Categories

Instagam icon Let's be friends on Instagram (I love it there!)

[instagram-feed]