Something I Needed: Emma Cleine

Dear Emma,

The last two weeks have signalled the end of so many things.

In my world, I have used this time of isolation to make sense of what I need in life; one thing being the evolution of my businesses. I have taken stock of what is important, and I’ve chosen to start new paths in life.

I want less stuff, I don’t want to make more stuff. I don’t want a warehouse, an art studio, I don’t want to be in a position anymore to always have to sell. I want to focus on teaching, refining my art techniques and work towards establishing myself as an artist. I’m relieved I don’t need to make travel plans this year to keep up with friends in conversations. I am happy and content with everything. I don’t need to go anywhere. I am enjoying not buying expensive drinks + food at the moment. My grandmother would be ashamed of my silly cocktails and takeaway habits.

I am cooking, I am baking, my job each day is taking a walk and talking on the phone. My children are healthy, I am safe, I have realised that I don’t need a lot. Isolation is proving to be something I needed. I will not take these days for granted and I am thankful.

Love, Emma

Emma Cleine