So I’ve made it to Day 15!

Sometimes we journey through life without having looked back to see what we have achieved. And yet if we did that, we would realise that we have actually achieved heaps! Often we focus on the end goal and yet the journey, I believe is most important because it is where we live, learn and grow…
I’ve been reminded over the past few days about my journey, where I have come from and where I am now, and I am grateful. I am grateful for the lessons that I have learnt because I would not be the person that I am today if I did not have those experiences. I am grateful for everyone who has crossed my pathway in life because every meeting and every experience has been an opportunity to grow…
koru hand painted rocks
A friend said to me today, (yes thats you Jack!) you make it sound so easy and yet it has taken me nearly 20 years to get to the space that I am at today and still counting! And I say space because I’m not talking from a material perspective but from an inner space where I am at peace with myself (for now and until the next lesson presents itself!) And my journey continues…

Today I want to share a digital story that I made in Arizona with three dear friends: Linda, Cheryl and Rachel. Digital storytelling has been an amazing tool for me and I am grateful to all of them for sharing it with me. It was made three years ago but still reflects a part of me and my journey.
Jo’s digital story
I’m on the road back home to Taranaki tomorrow for an art residency (more about that tomorrow) Going home is always a journey in itself, one because of the physical distance but because I am so emotionally connected to the land, the mountain and sea and it is always an opportunity for me to heal. I don’t get back much these days but would love to catch up with whoever when I am home!
And I’ll continue to paint my rocks while on the road and then while in Taranaki. At least I’m not going to run out of rocks!!
Hei apopo – until tomorrow!
Jo x

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