The amazing thing for me is that I am still here and still drawing a year after I began this journey. And in the process I have chosen to give myself permission to not be perfect to do this work. I have given myself permission to work slowly. This is huge for me. For years I have held the idea in my heart that if I can't succeed RIGHT NOW then I am automatically a failure. So having spent many years focusing on other areas of my life, like my marriage and my children, the feeling of passing time has made me feel like I have missed my chance. I know that is not true.
Last year I started drawing and blogging out of a sense of urgency because I had just turned 39 and started thinking if I don't get this going now, I'll be old and never get the chance. Now I am officially 40 and the past year has been a chance to learn new things about myself and become stronger in my character and my determination. New opportunities are presenting themselves because I have stuck with this and more will come along as I continue and don't give up.
I don't know where I am going, but I know the journey is going to be a good one, no matter what happens. I am amazed that I am so full of hope! I am so thankful for what God has given to me...another chance. And isn't that what we all want?
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to keep going after your dreams. Please leave a comment and share your hope and journey. I want so much to hear what other people's experiences have been.
|Recent sketches that will soon become finished watercolor illustrations!|