Vicissitudes: successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs.

Julie Anne Rhodes

Julie Anne Rhodes: A new chapter

It is a New Year, and time for a new chapter in my life. There are BIG changes afoot in the Rhodes residence. New partners, new website, new clients, new home. The view will be quite different a year from now.


New partners, new website, new clients, new home, and a different view

Transformation brings a vast myriad of emotions along with it, and I’m experiencing them all in rapid succession.  The trick is to keep tweaking those pesky negative feelings (that have a habit of sneaking in there) back into positive ones. To focus on the excitement of a fresh start, rather than all I must let go of, to make room for the new.

Celebrating changes with my family

Celebrating changes with my family

The challenge is to avoid becoming overwhelmed along the way. To breathe deeply, prioritize, and throw myself into tackling it all one step and one day at a time. Unfortunately, that will mean taking a break from writing Jewels from The Roving Stove for a couple months. The good news is I will have SO MUCH to write about once my metamorphosis is complete!


I have truly enjoyed sharing my thoughts and experiences with all of you these past six years. I will be back, so please do follow me on social media in the meantime. I’m sure there will be plenty of giggles and snippets to share with you along the way. Please do stay tuned…

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  • January 11, 2016
    2:45 am

    Wishing you the very best for 2016 Jewels!
    May it be a year filled with wonderful triumphs. Cannot wait to hear more in the near future.