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Change is in the Air

It's been awhile since I have posted.  The end of 2016 was chaotic and emotional to say the least.  The holidays and the anniversary of Doug's death brought about an emotional whirlwind that I wasn't quite prepared for. I also made a huge, life changing decision.I decided to move 1200 miles away from home.  I decided it was time for warm weather and a new start.  Time to create the best life possible for myself and my family, time to be happy.I am a bit nervous though.  In all of my 40 years I have never traveled outside New England.  I have lived in the same city for 35 years.  I have lived on the same block for 11 years.  In this house for 6.  I don't really go very far from my comfort zone, and its time for that to change.Back in November, Steve Harvey had a week long series on his talk show that he called 'Jump Week'.  It was all about taking risks and chances to create your best life, and having the courage and strength to do so.  Watching this series brou…

New Life New Me

I have live in Georgia for almost 4 months now and I am absolutely loving it. The warm weather is great, even though tornado warnings are pretty scary. I have traveled more this year than ever before. Of course moving 1201 miles away from home helps in that department. It has been quite an adjustment living in the South as opposed to New England. It was like moving to a completely different world. Moving here has changed my life in so many ways and for the first time in a very long time I actually feel like myself. A great deal of the stress and misery that once sat on my shoulders has been left behind. I have learned a lot about who I am and who I want to be. Life feels much more manageable now. This whole move has had some difficult moments but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I have started creating again since I've been here. I haven't art journaled very much but I have been crafting up a storm and am looking forward to selling my crafts. Something I hav…

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…