Happy Saturday... (at least it's Saturday as i write this)
of playing & writing & making art during the evenings.
i love these evenings...
After mentioning on my last post
that i was done my 4 month term job,
one of the comments i got was from the very wise & talented Gwen...
(you can find her here)
She wrote this:
you do what you need to do,
to do what you want to do.
Such truth to this.
Few of us are lucky enough to do what we love as our work.
Many of us (i want to say most) are stuck in jobs we hate,
selling at least 8 hours of our day to someone else,
to another business,
In the past few years,
i've discovered that i can do a lot with very little
and that some people are higher maintenance
I've also discovered
that we're not all given the same chance in life
and when circumstances steer your life in a different direction
than what you thought your life would be -
it's not all sparkles & rainbows.
But it's not all bad either.
It is your new life.
And when directions change...
Sometimes, in ways that make them feel more grounded.
Those who know me know
that my definition of success
is not a full bank account,
but a full heart.
And i don't get a full heart
by watching my money grow,
or by shopping,
or by driving a new car.
Someone else might - i don't.
I get a full heart
by connecting with others (like you!)
by listening to music
by sharing coffee & conversation with friends
by being in nature
by asking questions
by making art
by doing what i need to do,
to do what i want to do.
(thank you Gwen)...
Bob Dylan once said:
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning
and goes to bed at night
and in between,
does what he wants to do.
I try to live up to this,
and follow my own heart as much as i can....and whenever i can, i have fun.
How can striped orange socks
and cowboy boots with spurs NOT be fun?! :-)
When i drew this,
i realized she (or he, or it!) seemed awfully uncomfortable
balancing on her hands with her bum in the air on the beach.
So i gave her a little stool.
And her boots have to be on the blanket,
cause you don't wanna get sand in the spurs...
See what happens when i sit on a Saturday morning,
with nothing but good coffee,
and time on my hands?
(does she ever shut up?)
...for those of you who are still reading.
Have a great weekend!