The Novice

Tomorrow is my birthday and to be honest, once I’d reached a certain age (or in my case, had a child born two days before my own birthday!!!)I stopped celebrating unless it was a ‘special’ one.  Not this year.  This year I will be celebrating and in a very different way.

Tomorrow I will become an ‘apprentice‘ for the weekend.

Whilst I am very excited about this, I have to admit that I am not looking forward to the journey, nor the silly o’clock time I will need to set off; namely 6:00am so not the greatest start to a birthday! ☹️.  Still, i need to make sure I arrive at the venue on time for the start of the course.  It’s going to be a rather full-on weekend with training commencing at 9:00am through to 6:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  No doubt I will be completely knackered by the time I get home late Sunday evening.

So, what am I going to be doing?

The course will train me to deliver, under licence, a wonderful programme for women which

“…encourages participants to reflect on their lives and set out on a personal journey from brokenness to hope.”

Having been in a place of brokenness I know how powerful, how healing Hope can be.  How it was Hope that kept me going.  Hope that things would get better.  And they did.

Now I want to help other women find their Hope and I believe this programme will the springboard to help them do that. When my apprenticeship, albeit a  short one, is complete, I will be equipped with another way to reach these women, and they will have another opiton of support  available to help them make progress on their own journey as well as making new friends, and some beautiful pieces of craft.

Tonight I end what has been a good year, and tomorrow begins a new year (older yes but..) with new skills, new hopes, new dreams and a renewed passion – just as the Japanese art of Kintsugi mends broken pots with gold making them more beautiful than before – to help those broken see their true beauty.

Have a great weekend everyone 🌷

WDP: Apprentice

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