Make The Time

Henry Drummond said ” Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.” A few posts ago I shared the importance of saying yes. A component of that is saying yes to making time for your friends. As we get older responsibilities increase while extra time decreases. We find ourselves yearning for a girls night out, but deciding against it because a Friday night could be used to catch up on laundry. Today I am challenging you to forget about the laundry, dishes, and yard work. You will always have those responsibilities, but can you say with 100% certainty that you will always have the opportunity to see a friend? People move, grow apart, get ill, pass away and those opportunities become fewer and fewer.  This week I have taken every opportunity I can to find time for my friends, and to be honest it was as much for me as it was for us. I have been having a hard time coping with the grieving from dropping out of school and laughing with my girlies was just what I needed. So go make the time! You deserve it and you NEED it!

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YOUR LIFE ISN’T LYING TO YOU

I stumbled across this great little post that I thought was so relevant to me right now and I wanted to share! Lately, I have been depressed questioning if dropping out of school was the right decision. Kicking myself from turning down days to work at my job, removing myself from opportunities to work on my art, and I have spent the past two weeks binge watching America’s Next Top Model and making excuses as to why it was ok for me to just sulk. Today I woke up the same way but by noon I decided that this was not how I was going to carry on. I decided to own my decision and turn my day around. I put on make up, some beautiful lipstick, and got my smile ready to flash today. I worked on my art, read, sat outside, and added some new pieces to my Fine Art America website.  Life is not lying to me and I do need to listen.

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How often do we ask ourselves the question, “why did that have to happen to me?” It would seem we’ve become accustomed to believing that what happens to us is never our fault. In …

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We Can All Be “Artists”

Ok ok I know not everyone likes art or can draw, but figuratively we can all be artists. What I want you to do as you read this quote is reflect on how these concepts can apply to you because they are meant for everyone! Not just those who are artistic.

“The young artist of today need no longer say “I am a painter” or “a poet” or “a dancer”. He is simply an “artist”. All of life will be open to him. He will discover out of ordinary things the meaning of ordinariness. He will not try to make them extraordinary. Only their real meaning will be stated. But out of nothing he will devise the extraordinary then maybe nothingness as well. People will be delighted or horrified, critics will be confused or amused”

-“The Legacy of Jackson Pollock” by Allan Kaprow

I’m curious how my readers interpret and apply this to themselves. Share your thoughts in the comments!

The Power of Yes

Saying ‘yes’ was what helped me to recover from my long list of mental illnesses, however, I realized after reading this blog post that I have stopped saying yes. With the stress of school, my health, and life and general, ‘no’ has become and all too familiar word. It’s time for me to say ‘yes’ again. This time not to heal, but instead to maintain.

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Yes. A small word with a big impact. One syllable that can lead to incredible adventures, new relationships, and abundant life. Recovery has been a journey of rediscovering me, and becoming who I&#…

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Positivity

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Imagine…

It’s the 1st day of the new year. You have to complete your first new years resolution workout then head to a 9 hour work day. You grab your new Nike frees (that you specifically got for this purpose), fit into your snug Lululemon leggings, and throw on a Detroit Tigers logo fitted T-shirt. You’re ready to accomplish your goals. As your start your car several questions run through your mind such as, “How many people are going to be there?”, “Am I going to have enough time to get ready for work?”, “People are probably going to look at me like I don’t know what I’m doing…I mean, look at me.”

Hang with me…

You keep driving because lets face it, you didn’t wake up at 5am on a Monday morning NOT go. After shoving your belongings in a locker, finding the perfect playlist, and decide which machine you’re going to…

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Whatever Is Flexible and Flowing Will Tend to Grow, Whatever Is Rigid and Blocked Will Wither and Die – Tao Te Ching

Today I decided to accept change and drop from all of my courses. This has nothing to do with my abilities or faith but rather my love for my well being. Today I walked on campus and took in the views one last time. I inhaled the fumes of the art and design building one last time. It was a sad goodbye but I know that just like good things came from being in school, good things will also come from being out of school. This article felt so relevant to today. I hope you enjoy it!

Love ,

Stephanie

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Source: Whatever Is Flexible and Flowing Will Tend to Grow, Whatever Is Rigid and Blocked Will Wither and Die – Tao Te Ching