Your creative best with your own life.

September 14, 2012

Yesterday was just one of those days… felt like a Monday and I couldn’t focus on anything productive. I found myself sinking into a belief that I wasn’t chasing my dreams hard enough . As soon as I turn on my computer, there are reminders everywhere of what others are doing and how others are succedding. It becomes pathetically easy to compare and realize all the things I could be doing. Somehow artist are really good at comparring. Our success is often driven by the thoughts and approval of others. I’ve deiced that is not ok.

This morning my sweet husband opened the door to the bedroom and as light starting pouring in, I saw the silhouette of sunflowers. He said Happy Friday, kissed me on the head, danced around a little and that was all. Simple and wonderful.

Because of being overjoyed with how lucky I am to have my husband, I began to remember and realize all of the successes in my life. I started writing down all of the ways the Lord has showed his favor to me and my family. The list is endless.

I don’t know what my future holds, but I know that it is different than anyone else’s, and for that I am excited and honored.  I am thankful for the process and thankful for where I am at right now. I would rather live with the risk of an unknown and wild future, than to try to replicate someone else’s path.

“I don’t wanna ride on somebody else’s passion.” ~ Will Reagan & United Pursuit Band

Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given and sink yourself into that. Don’t compare yourself to others…each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. ~ Galatians 6:4-5 The Message


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  1. Joseph

    September 14th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    great ,loved it ,remider of how awesome God really is

  2. Dani

    September 14th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    You are lovely.
    Your words are lovely.
    Those flowers are lovely…

    He loves you so much! Really.
    Oh the plans for the Crouches!

    Love you Sis!

  3. Jenn

    October 3rd, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Well said, my friend! Comparison is a quick way to lose perspective…I know it well! I love your work and how you see life. I love how you filter out the noise and zoom in on the beauty. It’s inspiring and just plain awesome! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  4. Courtney Cook

    October 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Oh, how I needed to read this … Thank you!
    C =>

  5. Karina

    October 11th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you Courtney! You are a wonderful woman 🙂

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