With a great deal of help from my darling husband, (Thanks Blake! xoxo) this website was started exactly a year ago this weekend. Although I already had a website for my Burlap Art business, I wanted to start writing a blog after reading Seth Godin, Havi Brooks, Naomi Dunford, Chris Guillebeau and Gretchen Rubin I was INSPIRED by these people and I wanted to be a part of that inspiration, no matter the fact that I didn’t really know what I was doing or how I was supposed to be doing it. I figured I would learn whatever it is that I’m supposed to be learning along the way and if I needed help, I could ask. (The asking part has been particularly tricky, and I’m realizing that for me, asking for help is harder to do than it sounds. I’m looking forward to a writer’s workshop this summer which should be helpful.)
So, in order to give myself some structure, I started by picking the Inspirational song of the week. Instead of just picking one song sometimes I even pulled together a few songs to make soundtracks, designed to act like a musical prescription. Prosperity, Healing, Support and the best you can get are just a few of the collections offered up on this blog.
Soon after I started the blog, at the suggestion from a very dear friend of mine, I added the inspirational word of the week. This part of the blog has proved to be the most challenging and rewarding at the same time. Although I have only missed one week over the past year, every time I sit down to write a post, I still get that uncomfortable anxiety in the bottom of my stomach. I worry that I will sound arrogant, or narcissistic. (As I write this, I can see how many times I’ve used the word “I” and I cringe!) The “lizard brain” that Seth Godin talks about is still very much alive in my head, working to make me feel like I don’t know what I’m doing so I might as well give up.
That’s why I’m so happy to have this Anniversary Edition post to write. It proves that I’m not going to give up trying to be an inspirational artist and writer. Somewhere, someone needs something I do. So I commit to writing twice a week, making burlap art projects, and sharing my adventures with you, my friendly blog reader. Even when it’s hard……Especially when it’s hard. To show you, my friendly blog reader, that by working through the hard stuff, we gain the strength, wisdom and confidence we need to lead happy, fulfilling lives.
is the inspirational song of this week.
My darling husband has headed back to Israel for 3 more weeks. The ribbon pull started today, which means the factory is starting up glass production again. It’s the beginning of the end. Yeah!!)
It was wonderful having him home last week! We worked on the house and gardens a bit, (which reminds me, I’ll re-write that post about Spirit this week) but mainly, we spent good quality family time together. He and Garrett even got the model airplane fixed and running! (It promptly crashed again, but hey, at least they’ll have something to play with when he gets back home! )
I’ve got to go spend some quality time with Garrett.
Have a great week and I’ll be back on Wednesday with the inspirational word of the week!