Happy New Year!
I can’t believe it has been a year since I have written a blog post. Trust me, it’s not that I haven’t been thinking about you. I’ve been keeping myself busy giggling with my family and writing papers galore. For those of you who may not know, my family and I moved to Missouri back in 2013 so that I could work towards my Masters of Divinity degree at Unity Institute & Seminary.
Finding balance between family, school – and of course continuing to create art – has been my goal for the past year and a half. I have learned the benefits of prioritizing things in my life; planning ahead; being flexible when said plans don’t work the way I expected; and saying “no” to a whole lot of stuff I wanted to say “yes” to in order to make time for my top priorities.
Following our dreams is not always easy, but from my personal experience, I’d say it’s definitely worth it!
As we move into the new year it seems that many people are re-evaluating what they want in their lives. It is a time for introspection; imagining limitless possibilities; and opening ourselves to personal transformation.
This year, I encourage you to think BIG! Start by examining your life where it is right now. Take a moment (or several) to express gratitude for all you have and all the people and experiences who have helped you get to this place. Then ask yourself if you would like to create anything differently in your life.
Ask yourself these three questions. Ponder them in your heart. Write them down in your journal. Make a commitment to yourself to move toward your highest vision of your self and your life.
1. What would you do if you could not fail?
2. What would you do if time and money were no objects?
3. What would you do if you only had six months to live?
Considering these questions and answering them honestly for yourself can be a powerful exercise. This experience may not change your life overnight. It is more like planting a seed in rich soil. It will grow and change with time. Remember that you are the ultimate creator of your life. As you think, act and believe yourself to be, you are. Let your highest, biggest, brightest version of yourself shine forward!
I share this with you today, because these are the questions I asked myself several years ago. I know they work! In fact back in 2007, I answered question number 2 in my journal. I wrote, “I would go to Unity Institute and open and art studio.” At the time, I considered them out of reach. I had also thought of this as two separate things, but now I’m starting to think perhaps they are more intertwined than I had thought. My experiences here are leading me closer towards an understanding of the concept of “Arts Ministry.” So here I am (in the middle of the country) doing the impossible and excited at the limitless possibilities before me.
Thank you for being on this journey with me! I see you shining your light and sharing your gifts with the world.
Love & Blessings,