Dreaming Big Wish list

I think I can scratch a few things off my wish list that I created a few months back.  This is empowering to do and I wanted to share it with you.

I decided to take the Mondo Beyondo ecourse.  It was a very useful tool for me to stretch my wings and focus on what I needed.  Not anyone else.  It was tough to think beyond what was right in front of me.  Even more difficult to put reason aside and just dream.  Dream Big.  Very motivating and still something I think about all the time now……

So I scratched out the things that I have successfully done or started to implement into my life.  I honestly smile so much these days.  I laugh a lot; at myself, with my friends, students, family.  I am truly happy with me as a person in this world.  I have a lot more I want to try and do, but couldn’t be more proud of my accomplishments so far.   I want to get up again each morning and see what the day will bring.   And ultimately…..i really do BELIEVE in myself.

illustrate childrens’ book ~travel to Paris and sit with Mona Lisa and dream more~move~ move somewhere warmer and sunnier~adopt~live in Italy for a month or 2 or 3 or more~learn how to speak a foreign language~go skydiving~help others dream big~sell my own art work~find my style of art making~love fiercely~be loved fiercely~have children~own a home on a lake~become an illustrator~see my artwork in a magazine~visit Hawaii or live there~visit Australia, Greece, South America, Jamaica, Africa~be sexier~be funnier~win millions and give most of it away but live comfortably~love again~heal my broken heart~be a lover~become happier~live each day with excitement~laugh more~ laugh everyday~ smile more~ find that energy that wakes me up each day~fix the education system~learn how to scuba dive~learn how to surf~meet Drew Barrymore and become great friends~accept others shortcoming~accept my own flaws~make friends easier~learn how to ballroom dance~become an event planner~truly believe in myself again~

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Reasons to be Thankful

Bring on the Sunshine

As Thanksgiving draws close, I have been making a point to think about how lucky and thankful I am this year.  I have had a lot of bumps and detours this year.  I have shed more tears of frustration, sadness, regret and loneliness then I would have liked.  Even with the hard times, there have been a lot of wonderful things happen too.

I am so lucky.   I really am, and it is what keeps me going.  I have such wonderful family members that have done nothing but stand close by and love and support me through a difficult time.  My friends……I don’t know what I would have done with out them.  They have cried with me, made me laugh, reminded me when I was being foolish, and ultimately given me the best advice.  It is an honor to call them my friends.

And my luck doesn’t stop there.  I am so lucky to be healthy.  I have watched so many important people in my life and/or in others lives fall ill.  It breaks my heart when someone loses a friend or family member too early.  I just hope to stay healthy and live a long happy life.

All of this luck I have in my life has helped me in so many ways.  I finally feel optimistic again.  I looked at myself in the mirror and was able to just smile!  How great is that!  I am slowly starting to feel like it wasn’t all my fault anymore.  I don’t feel like a waste of space.

So thank you, to all of you that have helped get me here.  I can’t express enough, how thankful I truly feel.