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A New Day

A New Day

A new day or just another day.  I decided that it is better to look at each day as a new day.  Isn’t that what we are supposed too do?

So much is going on in my life right now?  So much that I need to keep it simple and worry about just today.  About things that are in my control.  Although today is an extremely important and emotional day for my family.  I don’t have control over any of it and that is hard to face.   So this is me trying to distract myself with the reality of what today is.

Time to regroup, re-energize, and re-evaluate.

I started painting a painting a day forty days ago.  During that time I have shared my many different emotions that occurred on each of those days.  It is amazing when I look back at the paintings and realized that each one has so much meaning behind them.  Even though they are random there is a reason behind each one.  It is true when people say there is an adjustment period when you make a big move in your life.

In the past year I have made a major move from Hawaii to Washington and during that time I finished my Masters degree the month after I moved.  Mind you that was beyond challenging but I did it.  My saving grace was that my job allowed me to start working remotely.  Best thing ever.  Truly blessed on that one.  And that my daughter was on the other end of the move.  I remember way back when I moved from New York to Hawaii it took me a year to adjust.  I just wanted to go home.  I missed my family and friends so much.  I thought that would happen again but it ended up being so different.  Having my daughter on this end made the move so much easier and the adjustment period much different.

Of course I miss the islands, my sister, nieces, and miss my friends but I think my adjustment to this move is that I need to find myself.  The last seven years I worked, went to school full time, and did craft fairs.  When I moved here I have no more school, and haven’t done any craft fairs.  Well that is not true I did one craft fair.  I did not realize how much school consumed my weekends as well as my nights too.  But it did.

Work is going great, major changes are happening but all good things.  Working from home does face challenges but too my surprise I am doing great with that as well.  I think I am working more hours than I should be but that is ok because I love what I do.

I was in a personal rut for some time and knew I needed to find an outlet to get me out of this rut.  I just could not put my finger on it.  I know I needed a change in my crafts but could not pin point what needed changing.  I did some crafting but not much.  I just felt like something was missing.  With school I was challenged, and had time constraints.

I realized maybe that is what I needed to do for myself again.  Put the pressure on, which I realize motivates me.

So that is why I truly am enjoying the daily painting.  Committing to a painting a day takes commitment, dedication, and hard work.

I have had this blog for some time but did not know what to do with it.  So when I was reading up on crafts, art and painting.  I came across some sites about how some people challenged themselves by painting each day and what it has done for them.  I thought why not.  If I blog about it then that presents a commitment, and another challenge for me to conquer.

It works for me.  So why not learn and create at the same time.  I have to say that it is making each day have more purpose.  I am trying to find my true self in this.  Doing different crafts to find out what I enjoy the most.  Where will this take me?  I don’t know but in time hopefully I will know.  My blog is truly my daily inspiration.  A fun place I can rant and rave, and put my feelings out there….as my daughter would say “keep it raw”  so here is me keeping it real for all to see.

Doreen~

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