I would like to thank you for your sweet kind words regarding my last post
unfortunately my mood as not much improved
I mean not to sound too negative
for part of me is quite happy
but there has been a little munchkin of sorts sitting at my ear
confusing me and asking me to question so much of myself
He blurts out such silly and yet such honest things
Do you ever feel this way?
Like you have this inner self telling you exactly what you do not want to hear
or perhaps what you should be telling yourself
but you've been too scared or embarrassed or ignorant
and so you have been covering up his little mouth
trying your best to stifle his helpless mutters?
Why do I ask... I know you have these feelings
we share them with each other so often
it always is such a release to send out my thoughts to you
It helps me sort out my feelings
I should like to share more about what has been bothering me later
but for now I should like to think on them a bit more
that is my word to myself this evening.
Let things go, enjoy the present
and don't be so hard on yourself
Well onto the lighter side of life...
I seem to be in a bit of a creative slump
not that I don't have ideas
oh no last week I was working on 5-6 different creative projects
but each one seems to fall short
one after another gets swept to the side
I need to learn to narrow my focus
say NO to one project or another
let opportunities pass me by if I have some doubt
I need to give myself a break
when was the last time you were bored?
I can't recall, I am always in an anxious mood...
good gracious! Did not I say I would talk of happy things?
One of my projects has been working on a new illustration set based on Peter Pan
For one reason or another I have struggled with this set of drawings
I sketch and re-sketch
then I color and throw away and start over again
but in away I think this is all good
I finally have a few sketches I am happy with
and the coloring is starting to come along
I have not given up! I am determined to finish it through
and sometimes that is just how things go
sometimes everything comes together so easily
and sometimes it is a battle the whole way through
the idea is to not let it eat at you
which now it sounds like I am giving myself advise concerning my current moods?
You know, the thing is...
it really is all about your attitude isn't it
It's about the way we precieve the world and ourselves
it's about working past frustrations and our own personal shortcomings
I have so many faults
and I can be so negative and anxious and feel so lost
so much more than I would like to even admit
but you know, it's okay
it's okay as long as we try our best everyday to live a better a life
to pick ourselves up, slap ourselves on the bottom
and say "you know what, today you were a royal pain in the bottom"
moods are moods
we (I) must work through them and see the lighter side of life
and enjoy every single moment
Life really is too short
I shall be a grump no more...
at-least for tonight
Thank you for letting me send these silly rants out into your worlds
as you can see, where I start and where I end up are such different places
I hope you too find blogging to be a safe a healing place amongst your dearest friends
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How happy I was that day... I shall think of that tonight!
I wish you all a happy week with NO mood swings
Hugs~ Chelsea Ann