Organize Your Reality

In November my boyfriend goes hunting for 2 weeks and I use this time as a retreat for myself. I organize everything I can to get ready for the new year. This morning I was organizing my stash of bead and listening to Jim Brown’s podcast Removing Your Mask (Oct 29, 2013) and I realized that I am still living in “my should’s”.

I have lived most of my life trying to be the “good girl” and for those that know me I, I don’t do that very well. I am not good at living up to the standards I think I need to do, that brings a lot of guilt into my life. I’m getting the feeling that this is going to resonate with a lot of women!

f everythingAnd then I end up like this page I did because I will fail every time I try to be something I’m not.

What’s the remedy? Getting to know yourself and what brings you energy & contentment.

How do you do that? Spend quality time with yourself and treat you like you are your best friend.

 

 

 

My plan for Your Inner Art in 2016 is a year of helping you get to know yourself better so you can hear your intuition loud & clear. I want to help you get organized so you have a fresh mind & space, lead you in a year long practice of slowing down, getting creative, and loving yourself more.

DSC_0356One thing that really hit me in Jim’s podcast was if you’re doing something and it’s really hard because it’s something that isn’t really you – listen to your gut. Get out if you’re not getting anywhere.

The thing that really isn’t working for me is trying to produce art as a product. There has only been 1 weekend that I sold my jewelry and was “easy” successful. I just don’t feel “right” when I count on my art (and art classes) to provide me my living income.

I graduated in 2013 with my art therapy degree and have been climbing up hill trying to make money and at every turn it’s hard & frustrating.

Last night I was thinking and I want to take a year off of trying to make my living as an art teacher & artist. I’m going to free myself from that heavy bondage and do my blogging, altered book directions, and a healing art journal for free. I feel better all ready!!!!!

I’m tired of trying to figure out what to charge for and what to “give away” because I just want to help people love themselves more through the creative process because it’s been such a magical activity in my life.

Altered notebookI am still going to do my art just because and if anyone wants custom pieces that’s great but I’m letting this go for a year!

I hope you’ll join me this year because it’s going to be fucking amazing!!!

Love and creativity to you all – Cathy

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