Oh, my dear.... it is time to dive.
You can think of it any way you'd like: pretend it's like snorkeling, like jumping from that rock ledge into the waterfall... anything you can use to make it easier will make it easier in the long run....
The truth of the matter is that you're being required to grow into a bigger version of yourself, the self you always knew you could be:
rich in patience
But here's the thing, Lovely Woman: it requires you dive into Fire Canyon to retrieve the pearls of wisdom and knowledge.
Oh, my sweet Girl it's going to burn, it's going to hurt and there are going to be days where you are convinced that your only option is to give up as though it were your profession
You will walk through those moments with as much grace as you will allow as your guide and a sense of adventure for your future and your path
for you see,
as much as it will burn and cause you to grit your teeth over the pain, it will bring joys bigger and wider than any you have ever experienced.
The cruelty you suffer at the hands of others
The slings and arrows of fortune, outrageous or otherwise
The moments of pouring sweat on a determine brow
These are the moments that will give you a heart big enough to forgive your detractors, a soul wide enough to weather any storm and a constitution strong enough to climb anything you've set your goals upon....
So descend the crystal spires and reach down beyond all the pain and frustration
and you'll find in your hand
and you'll find in your heart there will be a third:
wild, sweet courage.
Pearls in Fire Canyon Necklace in the Metal Shop tomorrow morning, inspired by the deepest, most crystalline druzy I've ever seen and all of my most amazing friends in the midst of big big big
I promise it's worth it.