Do you ever wonder if we would be better people if we spent more time alone? Or would we accomplish more if we were attempting less? These were the thoughts I was processing after a much needed conversation with a friend over the weekend.
I often am left with a longing. A longing for something more. Seriously, isn’t there something more?!
“The world has become too much a part of us, and we are afflicted with the idea that we are not accomplishing anything unless we are always busily running back and forth. We no longer believe in the importance of a calm retreat where we sit silently in the shade“. – Streams in the Desert.
I have been torn. I love what I do in all facets of creativity. But like any artist, you have to try to get out there.
Try to connect.
Connect to get noticed.
Get noticed by sacrificing.
Sacrificing by going over a threshhold.
A threshold you once used as that line. You drew it in the sand. That line you said you would never cross. I won’t sell myself out. I won’t be so desperate to force something to happen. Not if it won’t happen naturally. The way it ought to happen.
When am I the happiest?
When things are at their simplest.
I have dreams, but the truth is, those dreams may not come true. And that’s ok. I’m ok with that. Then one day I will have a new dream. And I’ll dream again.
I was moved to create a mission statement. Mostly so I could go back and remind myself of important things. When I find I am getting swept away by some current. This will be that branch that saves me from being drifted off somewhere:
To inspire and encourage other’s in their creativity. To make friendships – whether for a short time or life long. To grow in a positive way during my journey in my life and share those experiences in an open and honest way. To not sell myself short or try too hard to make it big. To hold on to my dignity and principles by letting my successes happen naturally, without compromising my time, relationships and walk with God. Rather, I will keep going forward in hope and trust that all things work according to a greater plan than my own. I will enjoy the process – whatever that might be. Whether or not this blog is a raging success or known only by a few. I do this because it brings me joy. It gives me an opportunity to share my struggles and triumphs. To build a bridge that brings me closer to others, near and far.
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