My best 56th birthday present to myself was taking a big stretched canvas out of the basement. Digging out my old acrylic paints and diving in.
It was a moment of what Elizabeth Gilbert would call “big magic.”
You see, I’ve had this canvas for 13 years. Afraid I didn’t know how to paint anymore.
Unwrapping it with excitement, and much trepidation, I saw it cost $40. I did my best to ignore that inner voice saying, “That’s a lot. What if you waste it?”
I gave myself permission to make an ugly painting. After all, can’t the birthday girl make a colorful mess if she wants?
I was also listening to Apple music and finding tunes I haven’t heard since my teens. On came Cat Stevens.
This lyric jumped out at me, “You may still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.”
I realized I never understood that line 40 years ago. Now, it makes me yearn for what might be.
What will be.
“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels— that’s creative living.” Elizabeth Gilbert, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”
If only I remain brave enough to continue to follow my dreams. Especially as the months and years race by me faster than ever.
If you can relate to this, I hope you’ll post a comment and let me know.
Please continue to push yourself out of your own comfort zone. Try new things. Do what you can to uncover those creative jewels living inside of you too.
We only have one life, let’s make it an adventure!
In this month’s articles
You’ll also learn:
– More proof that home staging works.
– How to make more with holiday decorating.
– About the latest home staging job posting.
Keep your comments and questions coming. I’m always looking for new topics to address in Home Staging Business Report.
Wishing you every success in your home staging business, and this bigger thing called life.