Today will forever be a difficult day, not only for myself, but for my family. Two years ago today, I lost my Nana. She was not only a huge supporter of my nursing career, having been a nurse herself, but also of my jewelry making (though she really wanted me to be a nurse first, jeweler second). It never stopped her from wanting more things that I had made. Not only would she wear it, but she would show it off to her friends. I am so thankful for everything that she did for me, I honestly do not think I would be the person I am today without her. I am lucky to have her as my guardian angel.
It's never easy to lose a loved one, so cherish every minute you have with them. I know I can remember my Nana, and honor her by working hard and being caring, not only in the work I do as a nurse, but also as a jeweler. I am thankful to have a life in which I can do both of my passions and not have to chose one or the other. So today especially I will remember my Nana, my guardian angel, and spread all of the love and generosity that she gave to me to others.
and Ps. cancer sucks.
Buying a house is a legitimate excuse to not blog for awhile right? Getting my house the way I want it is definitely taking longer than I expected. And I say taking longer than I expected because I am still getting my things from my parents' house and organizing everything that I already have at my house. I'm doing all of this while working a ton as a nurse, so you can say caffeine and I have become even closer friends the past few months.
It is really nice to say, "my house", though.
My studio is still in progress, but here are some pictures from when I first was bringing my supplies and furniture in the space. I have many more boxes of beads than the ones shown below...
I am hoping to share more pictures soon!
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