It's been a crazy 12 months for me.
One full of a roller coaster of emotions & change.
But I can see the silver lining in all this change.
I have an amazing circle of supportive friends & family that just seems to get wider & wider with every day. Thank you all for that!
There were some times over the past couple of months that I didn't think I would find the light & joy in things again, but someone once told me that "if you throw what you want in your life out into the Universe, things have a way of coming back to you & working out as you wish."
That is so very true over this past month.
My 17 year marriage ended 12 months ago & my divorce was final only a couple of weeks ago. And all the heaviness I was feeling over this last year is already lifting. I know that I have a lot of hurt & anger to work through, but every day I remind myself of what a fantastic life I have with my daughter, my friends & family & this wonderful community I live in. I am trying to live in the moment & stop fretting over the past or worry about what the future holds. When something negative is thrown at me, I try hard to find the positive or to simply let it roll off my shoulders.
I don't need the burden anymore.
So on to new beginnings!
The Universe has definitely listened to what
I've been throwing at it!
The word about my kind of paint 'n sip/art classes seems to be spreading & morphing into other ideas! I am hosting my first kids art camp in a couple of weeks & it's a little over 1/2 full! I am so excited that these kids want to create with me & that their parents entrust them with me for 3 days! LOL
Two weeks after that, I will join my daughter & some other "Tweens" at Devon Combs' ranch for a Beyond the Arena equine coaching experience just for the girls. I will be doing the art portion of this 2-day camp where the girls will hopefully come out feeling confident & supportive of each other & other girls. Devon & her horses are simply amazing!
I have been asked at several of my classes if I would be willing to do something on a regular basis & even though the summertime is crazy, I will be offering a new Friday night class at least 2x a month, so stay tuned for that announcement in the next day or two.
In addition, I may be working with a few friends on some team-building ideas as well as meditative/mindful workshops that incorporate painting! Lastly, I would like to take my act on the road to a few of the local pubs to generate business for them as well as for me!
I am so excited to make my life into what it should be, for myself & my daughter!
|Me this month at a fundraiser event|
On top of all of my art business happenings, it looks as though the Universe is telling me to work at our local private golf club as I had 2 offers from them come to me in the last 30 days!
I will be starting soon as the part-time Front of the House Manager in their grill for the summer months while they re-vamp some things around the club. On top of that, I am testing the waters with the existing Wedding Coordinator to see if I am a good fit to take over for her when the season comes to end & the 2017 wedding season begins! I am really excited about both positions & love that it is right in my backyard!
In between working & painting, being the head of the household & all that comes with that now, I plan to spend as much time with my daughter as I possibly can now that I only have her 50% of the time! She's my world & I hers, so that shouldn't be too hard! :)
Embrace the new!
Let go of the old!
To New Beginnings!