Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Post About Me

I love this quote. This image is from the June 2009 page of a "The Artistry of Robbin Rawlings" wall calender which hangs where my sewing table used to be in my old quilting space. I love this quote so much that I never turned the calendar to the next month. Left it there all this time.

By the age of 35, I was well on my way to a dream. I grew up in a loving family, did well in school, went to college on a track scholarship, met a wonderful man who I married, built a consulting company that I thrived upon, had our baby girl in 1991, made partner in my CPA firm, moved into a beautiful home and topped it all off with our baby boy in 1996. Before our son was born, my husband quit his retail career to become "Mr. Mom" and excelled at it.

In the midst of this dream life, I was getting lost. But I didn't want to acknowledge it, didn't understand it and just wanted to keep living the dream. In 1998 I hired a wonderfully wise woman as a Life Coach who got me through another year. Kay was also the first person who diagnosed my deepening depression. I was totally clueless.

I made it to my better life with the support of my family, friends, doctors, therapy and modern medicine. My husband went back to school and got his teaching degree. I ended up losing my career due to my disability. We made a fresh start by moving to the north woods in 2001. My husband got a job at our local school after subbing for a year. He also coaches track, cross country and helps with our JO volleyball program. And, most importantly, loves it. I am grateful every day that he is still in my life.

Life is good. It challenges you and sometimes changes you. I wouldn't alter one thing about my life, because I wouldn't be who I am today without the experiences I've had. Good and not so good. I bought a frame last night to hang this over my sewing table in my new quilting space. I really do love this quote.


  1. Thats a great quote, and how wise of you to acknowledge that the life you have now is better than the one you had originally even if it is different!

  2. Great quote and life story. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful quote. I can see why it means a lot to you. It's not easy to put yourself out there in public. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I'm glad you were smart enough to ask for help. I've waited far too long and now I'm far too close to the edge.
    Best wishes, Sharyn

  5. Amazing quote. So very, very true! Thank you for sharing your story.

  6. This is one of my all time favorites quotes as well! So happy you get a great feeling from it too!

  7. Thank you for sharing your story!AriadnefromGreece!

  8. Rosemary B here:
    I just found this from today's blog.
    Thank you for sharing. I tell my daughters "Life is a struggle at times"
    I am so happy for you now. I wish you lived next door, I would give you a big hug.
    This is a beautiful quote. I will save this image and print it!
    You are a great friend and I am so glad I found you!


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