Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On strength...

I have to admit, sometimes I feel that doing this art thing is just so impossible...I hate it when I feel this way.  It is just so damn depressing. I really just want to curl up in bed while my career miraculously gets itself straightened out. And yep, I know that this is not my reality.

So what do you do? This depression thing just can not be.  I know that I need to stay positive and just push on through. And I have to grow a little everyday and stay strong if I want to see my dreams become real.  I must just keep going today and everyday. Ignore my fears and anxieties and keep pushing forward. That is the key even when you feel you can't go any further. You must. And remember to take those baby steps...

I love this picture of Anais, does anyone know who took it?

Sometimes just getting out of my own head for a few minutes helps. Take the pressure off and try to read something that makes you feel good.  Here are a few inspirational quotes from the lovely Anais Nin that might help:

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

"I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live." 

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." 

Well, it feels good to get that out. Sometimes writing it down really does make you look at life differently.  I am a firm believer that journaling saves lives...

So, I better get moving. Maybe go out and enjoy the sunshine and have a nice cup of tea. Or maybe I just might do some drawing. Yes...that seems about right.


What do you do when you get the blues?

2 comments:

Kathryn said...

This sounds so shallow after your quotes from Anais, but after a somewhat miserable Christmas day, I watched 3 episode of "The Vicar of Dibley" and laughed myself silly and out of a blue funk. I should have watched them in the morning and the day would have been much better. Keep on truckin', Deb

bluehour said...

I don't think it is shallow at all. I think we all have to have our bag of tricks to use when we get all crappy feeling. I say use whatever works for ya. BTW, your son is usually the one keeps me in stitches when I need it. :)

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