Thursday, May 31, 2012

1, 2, 3... JUMP!

"I quit my '9-5 career' four years ago today...walked away from a life of comfort into a life of passion. Only regret? Not jumping sooner." -Veronica Benton, White Collar Sideshow

My good friend, Roni tweeted this earlier today, and it is exactly what I needed to hear. As I transition from that "9-5 career" into that "life of passion", I've had plenty of opportunites to change my mind, stay where it's "comfortable", and let nerves get the better of me. I'm the type of person who naturally enjoys change, but this time, it's been weird to say the least. The phrase, "hurry up and wait" fits perfectly on this scenario. I've had to wait, wait, wait... and then wait some more for the day to finally come where I can put in my notice, and then transition out of a world of paperwork & stress into a world of creativity and peace. Even though there are lots of changes to go through, and steps to take, and things to learn, this new direction is where the peace is ultimately, and that is the direction I always want to choose. I know God placed creative things in me, and He has called me to put my hand to things, so I know that it will prosper... now's the time for me to step out, and not look back.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nurseries... In the woods!

A couple of months ago, Mandy and I, along with some wonderful helpers (you know who you are), painted and freshened up the nursery/toddler rooms at the CPC:Benton campus! They were super fun to do, and we caught ourselves giggling and clapping our hands together, Grandma Green style, as the lil critters came to life. Along the way, I snapped a few pics, but this is only two rooms and the hallway. I'll hafta to do a "part 2" later after I've gotten shots of the other rooms too! It's gonna be so cute!



It. Has. Been. Busy. -- My life has been a whirlwind of youth events, church events, family events, wedding planning (for friends), and whatever else can get crammed in! I haven't even had time to paint! Something that I hate to admit because I LOVE painting, its quite therapeutic for me, and the fact that I haven't done anything creative in such a long time has me twitching. The most creative thing I have done was back in April when we worked on the church nurseries, making them a woodland theme. That was back before Easter tho, and that's waaaaay too long for me to go sans artsiness!

Soooo, all that being said, I have determined to begin painting again, but also blogging again. Even if it's just to say hi, I need to get in the mode of it. I'm wanting this to be my business venture, so I need to get on it! I also will soon be posting about our nursery painting adventures, and with two of my best friends each getting hitched this summer, I'm sure I'll have LOTS to post on those as well. Thanks for enduring with me through my lack of blogging, and hopefully as my life transitions, I'll be better at this!