Monday, August 18, 2014

my news

This vignette is very representational of me, Kari.
The smaller vintage sketch is of an apple tree...
my ode to our beloved farm and orchard.
The larger sketch is by Carl Larsson...
who lived about the time our farm was born ~ it is
a picture of a young woman, her back to us, holding a wreath. 
The mirror to the right is from my childhood home, 
passed down from my grandma.  

As you may know, I am contemplative, a bit vintage.  
I am also passionate about advocating 
for children & families ~ that is the teacher in me.  

My Ian recently shared what he believes
to be my foible, he shared that "I care too much".  
And I suppose I do.

I believe a life lived with compassion & passion, is a life well lived.
My news is not about antiques, our farm, barn sales or kittens & goats.  
That is all a part of who I am, as is my work life...which I tend to 
not write about here.  What I do know is that I must be passionate about 
my work, and I have always been fortunate to have just those kind of jobs.

So, my news is that I am taking on a new challenge...
one that fills me with great pride.  I have accepted the position 
of Executive Director of the Family Resource Center of Eau Claire 
& Dunn Counties.  This wonderful agency grew from a community 
vision about 15 years ago to provide multi faceted support to families.
From Playgroups to support to teen parents to support for incarcerated families 
to trainings, etc....if there is a way we can support positive parent/guardian and child
interactions, we are there.

This is my news, and I am feeling very lucky.  It is time for a change!


Primitive Stars said...

Congrats my friend, exciting news to share with us.... Loved your pictures and that bunny is adorable.Good Luck to you, Hugs Francine.

Nan said...

I'm so happy for you! What a great opportunity to use your many skills and talents. Thanks for sharing that wonderful news.

Prims By The Water said...

Good luck Kari..exciting news! Janice

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Kari! I'm excited for you! Diane

sweetvintageofmine said...

This is wonderful Kari! I'm happy for you..God gives us the desires of our heart! He knows what our passion is~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

HWIT BLOGG said...

Congratulations Kari! How nice!
I like the pictures and the bunny...
Have a beautiful week, take care.
Love, Titti

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Yes, you're lucky but this fine establishment is more lucky, to have you join them.
"Care too much". It's a tough thing to be labeled with, not something you can just stop, nor should anyone stop. Perhaps we'd all be better served if the caring bar was raised for everyone else instead.
You go, girl.

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Thank you for such wonderful support. I feel like a kid waiting for a new school year to start!

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