I am not going to lie…I always feel that coming from a place of truth is what this blog is about.  Lots of new subscribers here…WELCOME! It is not always bright colors and rainbows here.  There are times in life where there seems to be runs of rough times, unsettling times, etc.  Then there are those times where they seem to come together.  Right now my heart has been dealing with rough times.  Times where I just want to lose it but be corageous at the same time.  I so know I am not alone with this.  Last night a friend called and she was down, wanted to cry.  

To say to someone "it is going to be okay" seems so undermining.  Like I have that ability to know it will be okay.  I have no idea if it will be okay.  But sometimes just saying that or hearing it helps in that moment.  And in that moment I told her it was ok to just let go….cry.  Let it out.  We are so accustomed to being strong.  I know as a single mom I feel sort of "trained" to be strong and carry the load.  That does not go just for moms but for everyone.  Sometimes you just need to let it go.  Feel those feelings and embrace the uncertainty.  

It will be ok.  you just keep on keepin' on, one step at a time……One day I will emerge from this time and be stronger, smarter, and things will fall into place.  My heart will be opened and light will shine in and my spirit will emerge.

That is from a place of truth.  Am I ok…you bet I am.  Will it be ok, you bet it will.  It will be even better then ok.  For now I just need to walk the walk, one step at a time.  So to those in those rough patches of life:

  • trust your strength
  • be gentle on yourself
  • know just how loved you are
  • celebrate your blessengs
  • know you will come out of this wiser and stronger
  • Be ok with your vulnerability
  • there are so many reasons to smile
  • your spirit is there………..you never lost it.

 Last night's Mixed Media Monday was all about creating from that space and embracing this moment.  



I thank all who joined me.  Stay tuned tomorrow for a complete re-cap including video, materials list and detailed photos.  

So embrace the journey one step at a time.  I am thankful to all who walk along with me.  Heal that heart…..for me through Art. ♥

"True friendship and good character is all about how a person nurtures another person when they are vulnerable and can give very little in return.  Thus, it’s not who’s standing beside you during good times, but the ones who stick by you through tough times that are your true friends."