I saw this and posted it on Facebook:
It has been a task for me and oh boy has my life changed from a year ago. Taking stock in the leaps and changes that I made….I created. I had a friend message me:
"….how did you/do you balance your job, with your art job, with your kids??!! I just feel like I am dying inside, working just to pay bills etc, its not making me happy…."
I just started typing Tracy's crazy words of advice:
"I fall apart most nights (ok not really but a glass of wine does wonders) wondering if I am getting it all right. 1 year ago I changed jobs, had bills and had to just leap a bit. Plus I wanted to be at home with my kids as much as possible. I have a teenager sucking the life out of me right now so please don't think it is all happy.
BUT……..I did it. One year later I work from home most days so I can still do my most important job of being a mom. I earn a living AND I paint. Some people thought this painting deal was nuts some still do and what the heck am I doing….I had to make some leaps…thankfully my parents offered their support (which I can proudly say I nevered needed). I was thankful for that safety net. But I had to get my own medical…sacrifice and those who are not supportive…well adios.
so of course I had to buy the $8 matching napkins!
Feeling inspired……….time to go Create a Life!
"Today is a new beginning; treat it that way. Stop thinking about what might have been and starting looking at what can be. Say to yourself: “Dear Past, thank you for all the life lessons you have taught me. Dear Future, I am ready now!” Because a great beginning always occurs at the exact moment you thought would be the end of everything."