Friday, August 6, 2010


Hey everyone!  Sorry it's been so long between posts.  I've been wicked busy with my inspiration!  Plus I've been getting ready for school to start again.  I can't believe I go back on Wednesday and the students come back on Friday.  Summer went way too fast, but I am excited to see what this new school year brings.  I'm also psyched to meet my new students.  I wonder what they will be like.  It'
s going to be a good year. 

My shop has been open officially for one week.  I am very happy about that.  I have yet to sell anything, but I am confident that I will.  Patience and perserverance are what it takes.  Plus a little positivity goes a long way!  I urge you all to check it out if you haven't, and maybe tell some of your friends about it.  That would be great!  I've added some new items, and I have more in the works - although those will have to wait until after I get my project finished for the five pillars of positive behavior at our school.  But my creativity is much more active than it used to be, and I am much happier.  Speaking of which, this entry is to celebrate myself.  I wrote a journal entry last night that I would like to share with you all, because I feel it's important to remember this about ourselves sometimes.

Evening Pages 8/5/2010

It's georgeous out here tonight (sitting outside of my art cottage)!  I love my chick lady that I have created.  She's beautiful!  She is me!  I am cute on the outside and absolutely stunning on the inside.  I love myself!  Yes, there are times that I am rough on myself and lose confidence, but those are fewer and far between.  They are not nearly as frequent as they used to be.  But hey, I am human afterall.

I love me though.  I'm kind.  I have morals and beliefs, and I stick to them. I'm funny.  I'm a good conversationalist.  I'm brave and smart.  I'm a good listener.  I stick up for the things that I believe in.  I love openly and honestly.  I am creative and artistic.  And, for the most part, I am free!  I have unlocked the negativity that hides inside me sometimes, and have kicked it out!  I'm positive and optimistic like my would-be mentor (though she doesn't know she is) Kelly Rae, who believes that people can be possibilitarians (she knows, because she is one!)!  Many of my new friends on Flying Lessons are, as are my new friends at home (Rachel, Ann, Amy, Jan, Laura, and Jordan . . .among others).

Remember to celebrate you!  Look not only at what you have accomplished, but at who you are as your self -not necessarily as who you are, or what you are, but as how you are!  I challenge each and every one of you to celebrate how you are today!  Make a physical list and keep it somewhere you can see it on a day to day basis.  Smile at it, and embrace it. . . embrace you!  Then fly!

There you have it!  And, just to give you some more inspiration and a little smile to your day, check out the video I am including below.  It's my sweet little love, who makes me smile and laugh daily, singing to the world!  :)  Enjoy!  P.s.  she only knows the one line, but it's the best line of the song!

Have a great day everyone!  I think it's a good day to celebrate you!  Let me know how you've done that in the comments!  I'd love to hear from you!  Be blessed and well.  Peace to you!