Power tool breakthrough...

Power tool breakthrough…

I’ve a 13 hour head start on Thanksgiving as the sun rises quietly above the beautiful Haa Valley. I’ve much to be grateful for but here is one personally powerful gratitude: After a long 18 month challenging journey with PTSD following the harrowing dog pack attack last spring – yesterday was a milestone which leaves me feeling humbly, intensely thankful-to-the-point-of-tears. I finally wrapped my wrists, pulled on my work gloves, ear protection, dust mask and protective eyewear and went to work with power tools…!!! PTSD pounced on and snuffed my creative confidence – for some reason I became terrified of power tools (along with other terrors previously unknown). Many small steps and several large leaps via various approaches, practices, patience, support and determination led me forward to this place where once again I can carve – not the same as before. I am changed and changing. Thankful for all I feel – the depths and degrees of darkness, light, love, compassion and …simply….being…