order and chaos

Try to look at everything as if you are seeing it for the first time.

That's my goal. But I'm turning 28 in less than 2 weeks... and when I see that number in black and white all the thoughts I was thinking disappeared.


Who says you can't go home?

I just returned from my first home sweet home yesterday... trips down memory lane are always bittersweet.I'm still a little emotional so I'm not going to write about it. My head is still spinning... so much to do in my last few days of freedom before I get back to the 8-5 grind. I wish I could press pause.


a new chapter

I have turned the page.
I'm so over the chapter where my life revolved around a bullshit job where I busted my ass working for an ungrateful jerk.a chapter where I spent my evenings trying to get rid of the stress and irritation what built up throughout the day. the conclusion to this chapter happened on an early Tuesday morning. I packed up my office with a huge smile on my face. with every items packed, vase, books, picture frames, I felt a piece of that built up frustration and anxiety melt away. By the time I had said my good byes and was walking out to my car, box in hand, head held high, sun shining bright, I felt like a brand new person.
Did I have a job before I quit? nope. Was that quite possibility the most immature thing I've done in a long time? absolutely. But I did have an interview scheduled for that Thursday. and it felt so damn good to leave all the bullshit behind.
Fast forward to today. I got the job that I interviewed for. yay! I don't start until August 2nd so I ended up with a month long vacation. I've spent the first half of my month painting, cleaning and reading. I should be packing right now because I will be departing tomorrow morning to spent the next week in my hometown with my family. It's been a year and a half since I've seen them, so this will be a long awaited, joyous reunion. The best part is that the only person who knows is my sister. I can't wait to see the look on my mom's face when I pull in the driveway!
So here's what's coming in this new chapter of my life....
new job, new adventure. working downtown in between the art museum and the library... my dream come true!
more time to pursue my career as an artist. My etsy shop is coming along quite well and I am almost ready to list my first item. My goal is to someday be a full-time artist... so I can spend my day listening to music in paint speckled clothes while pouring my heart and soul onto canvas after canvas.
Life is full of beauty. I plan on taking the time to not only notice it, but appreciate it, too.