Living a life that defines my Purpose...
While it only took me 35+ years to identify my purpose of sharing, teaching, encouraging and inspiring through creative arts, I had to learn to recognize, feel and live the truth of that statement above by standing up,stepping out and sharing my faith, through those creative arts. I had to be brave, take a leap of faith and share because HE is the reason for my ART (and why you will always see a heart in my work) When you do what you are supposed to do, it just feels right and you know it in your heart.
I have taken some giant leaps of faith in the past 8 years or so and I know, for sure, without-a-doubt, that I would not be where I am right now without my faith, trust and love for God.
Yes, I would have done things differently blah blah blah, but I do not dwell on those things anymore, in fact, I have learned from every.single.thing. and now I am able to look back and say...." ohhhhhhh...okay......" and what I know for sure is that you can not get through things without going through things.
I have spent a majority of every day this week creating (well, and doing laundry!) and while I cannot share the projects I am working on right now, I can tell you that my creative heart and soul are very content even though my surroundings are the most messy they have ever been...ever.
I have been given a creative license to just be me, to create from the heart and this allows me to stay centered, stay focused and create like I have not created in a long time. I am blessed to do what I love to do for a living and I feel really good to be able to say that even though my work surface looks like this right now x 10, I am creatively content.