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Turning 40 and the 30 Day Journal Project

Last Friday I turned 40.  I feel like I am stuck in an awkward place where I feel incredibly old but life keeps telling me, "You aint seen nothing yet".  I remember being a kid and thinking 40 was extremely old.  Mind you the only reference I had for what 40 was were the adults in my life.  Most of them were parents and lets face being a parent makes you old.  At least that was my thinking.

Sitting here being 40, I realize I'm not old.  I am older and a bit wiser, but not old.  People say "40 is the new 30", it's not it's 40.  I am happy to be 40.  I am happy that I have been given the gift of being on this earth for all these years.  I am happy that I have survived with plenty of good memories.  I am happy that the past is in the past, that I am no longer that same girl, and that in turning 40 I have realized just how much life I have left.

Creatively I've been stuck in a rut.  I've spent a great deal of time lately surfing the internet searc…

Beginning Again

This too is a work in progress. This was the title of the very first blog I created almost a decade ago.  Over the years I've had a couple blogs, been on a few design teams, made YouTube videos and ran a couple of Facebook groups.
Recently I decided to delete my entire online presence.  Every blog post and YouTube video gone.  I closed my art group and shutdown my Facebook like page.  I've narrowed my friends list down from 190 friends on Facebook to 23.  These 23 people are the ones I actually interact with online.  I have deleted all but 2 of my social media accounts.
Why, you might ask? I needed to pare down, unplug, and de stress.  2016 has taught me alot of things thus far.  The biggest thing that I have learned is that I am not the same person I used to be.  I am truly beginning again.  That is why I have come back to this place.  The place where I started my online art journey, the place where I fell in love with it all.
Creating has always been a form of therapy for me…