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