Development

Then

After I pressed *publish* this morning on alacrity, the website version was much different than the dashboard version.

“Crap” I thought to myself.  “Well, there goes my alacrity!”

So,  I  attempted to fix it.  However, when that didn’t happen within a couple of minutes, I decided to go take my walk and figure things out along the way.

So now what

I walk every day I possibly can.  I use it as my time to reorganize my thoughts.  Sometimes I wear music in my ears, like the time Steven Tyler and Aerosmith changed my life.  Sometimes I go without music and just allow my conscious brain to go free, skipping along from one subject to another without judgment.  That has lead to the boat an epiphany, and the very idea of putting together this blog.

As I took my walk this morning, I was trying to think of how to explain to you, my friendly blog reader,  that this blog and I are still in development.

Development: (noun) the act or process of developing; growth; progress

As a 40 year old, wife, mother, artist, volunteer, my days fill up very quickly.  There is always laundry to fold, dishes to wash, dinner to cook.  My hands, eyes and mind are often busy taking care of others.

It has only been in the last few years that I have started focusing my attention on developing my life.   I started by taking daily walks and then  making my projects.  These both have allowed me to focus my abundant energy upon something beautiful and ultimately inspiring.

When I turned 40 this year, I gave myself permission to write down ANYTHING I wanted.  Years of  self-doubt and fear melted when I finally picked up a notebook and committed to write in it every single day.

About the same time, I started reading Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness project blog

(side-note: when I went to her site today, the post she had written was right in line with what I am posting about right now…….a sure sign that I am on the right track :)…….yeah baby!!!!!)

Reading her blog lead me to the Style Statement by Carrie McCarthy and Danielle LaPorte. I downloaded it onto my Kindle and read it over the course of a weekend.

(side-note: although the content of the book was magnificent, I really missed the color, glossy of a real book.  Just sayin’ )

That book lead to the discovery of my style………  Current Inspiration.

I continue reading blogs, and writing in my notebook everyday.

My daily walks have become a positive addiction.

My art, although not a daily practice, is still something I work on at least once a week.  I also show my projects at our local farmers market and teach art classes to kids in the neighborhood, as well as my lady friends.

To sum up…….

I am not done putting this blog together.

There are still many things that need to be added and tweaked.  I will continue to focus on developing it, and will be happy to “launch” it within the next few months.

I hope you understand and will forgive the technical glitches, because over-all, I think  burlapnbeads.com / Current Inspiration is coming along nicely.

I hope that you will  use it as a place to go when you need to see something good and helpful;  a place to find respite from the anger, cynacism and frustration of  “reality”.

If you have anything you would like to offer, please feel free to leave a comment and any suggestions for other beautiful, helpful, inspiring stuff.

I truly enjoy this wonderful opportunity to share my stories and development with you.

I appreciate knowing that eventually, someone, somewhere will be helped by something I’ve made, whether with words, or burlap and beads.

As for the previous post about Alacrity, I think I’ll leave it just the way it is.  Obviously, it inspired me to write this post, so it has done it’s job!

What do you think?  Did it inspire you?  Do you believe in inspiration?

I wish you all peace, grace and luck.

Pam

In response to the stormy seas of life, my husband Blake and I have created this website to be a Current of Inspiration, a wave of love and joy to wash away hate and fear. By posting every week, it's our commitment to making our world a better place. We hope you find it uplifting and will share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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