Jumping into the Deep

Do you ever find it hard to sit up straight on rainy days?


I do.

The clouds hovering over head like a UFO .


I find my self as of late quite inside , still, waiting for some kind of news to flash over head

“Extra Extra read all about it!  Stephanie……” (the story is for another day)

When I sit down in this quite house I hear unfamiliar creaks and feel a draft that my body is not use to.  I see walls that I did not paint, I see a yard that is not yet mine.


When I was 33 moving around place to place wasn’t that big of a deal… I would welcome the shifts and introduce my self to the creaks….but not now…Now I am leery and nervous.

A bit like a child in the dark.


A part of me wants to hide, another part wants to go forward and be brave…

holding my lantern in comfort… knowing a light is casting it’s glow on each forward step…

I walk forward minute by minute into unknown territory.


Living an OPEN LIVE is the only way I can cut through the dense fog of not knowing what is ahead.

I have faith….I wear it on my thumb…

a ring I found with the word “faith” etched on the surface.  I lost it three times and each time I told myself to have “faith and you will find it” and I did….so I do….

…have FAITH…


Faith that the kid in me, holding my lantern, walking through the unknown will soon find what I knew all along





Author: openlifestudio

I am a self taught photographer and mixed media artist with a degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts in classical theatre performance. Stage was my first love and brought me into the world art while photography is what made me want to stay. I am married to superman, and am the mother of three little super-ducks. I studied creative writing at the Univeristy of Tn and classical drama at the NC School of the Arts, and a Masters in Education with concentration of inclusion and curriculum. I've liived in NYC and LA for the past decade and moved back to TN for some home cooking and back yard fun . I spend most of my days getting little ones through life and playing in my studio. I sell my work through different venues and am really happy where I find myself these days. I love to drink a bottle of wine (with my hubby) coupled with extra cheddar blast goldfish! Having kids has changed my life, the arts has shaped my life, and my soulmate continues everyday to walk through my life beside me. What else could a country city girl like me need.

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