Monday, November 3, 2014

Renewal

Monday, November 3, 2014
Here I sit on a Monday morning.  The list of things I could do is a mile long.  Instead I am choosing to sit here and write.  Because, well, I miss this little spot of mine.

 This weekend I received a copy of Where Women Create magazine in the mail.  It's a gorgeous magazine full of beautiful pictures and amazing photography and inspiring women.  Women who have pushed their boundaries, reached for their dreams and achieved incredible things.  Women I greatly admire.

And while I am not ready yet to fully flutter my creative wings and let my dreams go out on a wild flight, it certainly fanned the flames of desire to continue to strengthen and enlarge them in preparation for just such an adventure.

The last month or so has been a crazy ride.  Both my DIY word art and my Black and White Christmas Shadow box projects were selected as the top 10 final projects in the Cricut contest I am participating in.  My word art actually came in second.  It was such an honor.  And, because the winner of that round was already a finalist, I get to compete in the final round for the contest in December.  So much fun!

I had nearly decided to quit blogging.  I am SO tired of all the extra stuff that seems to have to go with it.  I had forgotten why I even started in the first place.  I blog because I love to create.  It makes me happy and fills my life with beauty.  I hope my blog will be a place for others to come to be inspired.  I hope it is a place where other mothers and other women who struggle with the stress of life will come to realize they are not alone in those struggles, because sometimes just knowing you're not alone makes things seem easier to bear.

And these last few weeks have helped me remember these things.  I love making stuff.  And, honestly, I feel like I make good stuff (mostly).  I love sharing stuff.  I love helping others make stuff.  So, hopefully, this marks the beginning of a new era in my blogging life.  And hopefully the community that is already built around this blog will grow and we will create a wonderful place full of joy and light.

 Let's grow our creative wings together, because, flying on the breeze of inspiration is such a wonderful, exhilarating ride!  Won't you come along with me?

 XOXO,
Amy

4 comments:

cropmom66 said...

Very nicely stated! I admire you for having the strength to continue. I would love to start a creative blog, but have just never had the "oomph" to do it. I feel the creative urges all of the time, but find it hard to motivate myself to do anything. Life always seems to get in the way, and everyone else becomes the priority. Keep doing what you are doing, as long as you love doing it. You constantly inspire. Congrats placing in the top 10! Very well deserved! :)

Troy and Rach said...

You are defiantly one that has inspired me. I love your style and taste, I just wished I was your neighbor so I could craft along side you. But with your blog, it is the next best thing. I talk about your blog so often with my husband that I now refer to you as "my good friend Amy".

Kristie said...

I love coming to your blog, even when posts come slowly. You inspire me to create, because you make it look so easy. And I love your Monday Mom posts. Thanks for all you do!
And Congrats and Good Luck!

Ronda Batchelor said...

I couldn't agree more that you make good stuff! I understand and often feel the same about blogging. I never want it to be more important than what is really important. But I love the inspiring part too!!. I am so excited for you, congrads on your awesome projects, I expect them to win! I love them.

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