Happy New Years to me!
As we begin a new year I decided to give myself a gift. I have been toying with the idea and design of this blog for the past year. No more procrastination and perfection paralysis for this lady….it’s time to jump in! If you knew me, that’s huuuge!
The last time that I saw someone leaping blindly, it was a romance movie and the young couple in love jumped hand in hand off of a pier. I was horrified. I literally cringed at the idea of alligators, water moccasins and the thought of under tow. So yeah…..you might call me overly cautious….I admit that I like to look before I leap (i.e., plan out the next 100 steps with intense research, data analysis, strategic planning and signs from God that I’m on the right path). Sound familiar?
However, in starting a blog, my life isn’t ACTUALLY in danger. (So, I’m good, right?) I’m just opening myself up to sharing my life. Sharing it with you. So yeah, in one sense, it may seem risky and a bit daring to be open and vulnerable but I hope that you want to take this journey with me as I really look forward to sharing it with you.
“I hope to gift you with positivity and inspiration.”
Soooo…..a bit about me…..at heart I have always been a creator. I love to draw and paint, write stories and poems, make my home and garden more beautiful, create crafts, take photographs and basically identify ideas and weave them into reality. I love to learn new skills and consciously create myself because:
“I believe that we are all living pieces of art, as with all art, the hope is to inspire, to challenge, and to impart new perspective.”
For many years, the idea of living a creative life was something that I would have time to do “one day”, perhaps when the kids were older or when I retired. However, art is a dream that refuses to let me go. It gnaws at the edges of my consciousness, images burn the inside of my eyes as I sleep, and I daydream about a day in the future in which I could live a life around creating.
It is time to step into this appetite for creating because I have found that no matter how busy I get with family, work, volunteer or student life….the creator in me must have an outlet. This website has been made as a way to share who I am, what I think, and what I create with the world. I hope that you enjoy what you see, I have great fun and satisfaction in the making of it.
If you like to be inspired by the beauty found in everyday life, if you like to be challenged by new perspectives, if you like art and creative projects, if you like people who are random and a bit quirky and hopefully inspire you to be a better person…..check me out. I just might change your life.