Sunday, November 21, 2010

Keeping focus

As the weather really begins to turn to winter, it is getting hard to keep focus.  Construction is continuing slowly but steadily and I can see the end in sight.  There is a bittersweet feeling as the process has been exciting and now that chapter is ending and a new one beginning.  The final furnishing and decorating of the inn will be fun and challenging and I look forward to that.  (Albeit, it also sounds daunting!)

The impending end of my employment as an architect is also bittersweet.  I have enjoyed my career and I guess deep down hope that in one way or another, I will continue it in some capacity.  There are so many years, colleagues, clients, projects and experiences under my belt and it will be hard to walk away.  I have to keep believing that this is the right path to take in my life at this time.  Keeping focus is hard over the years it has taken to get to this point.  The drizzle and cold seem to add extra weight to that.  The view this morning from the house was beautiful though.  Following a crisp, clear night with a full moon, the sky was bright and sunny and then slowly a fog settled into the Valley followed by the pending cold rains.  The quiet time of the year is here and I will find solace in the beauty of what we have built around us and dig down for fortitude to stay on track!

Early morning view from the main terrace

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