Friday, August 30, 2013

A Whole Year Has Gone By and I Am Still Here!

Well, I have really been neglecting my blog!  But that's okay.  Sometimes you need time away from something.  Then when you get back to it, it's like a fresh start. 

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!