getting it together

A little gift from Jaime, with encouraging words.

I took a mini break over the last 3 days to rejuvenate and get ready to make, make, make. I have been writing down ideas, looking through my planner, scribbling, crossing out, making big exclamation marks trying to make it clear what I want and what I should do, first, next and all the days in between. I would be lying if I didn’t say that it is slightly paralyzing to be faced straight on with my big dream come true. Is this real? I have to pinch myself.

Something I’ve learned about myself over the years is this: I need routine in my life. I need goals, a plan, sometimes even a schedule.  I function well when I start the morning the same way every day.  Not to say that I’m not flexible. I am. But I do better with a basic plan in mind. The hubby & I are working together to create a way we can share the family/home work load together. We will both be working primarily from home now and we both need to be available for the kids before and after school (plus all the school activities).

I do have to say, despite my small moments of paralysis, I  am super excited to get this all working and grooving.

Inspiring me today:
* Michelle Allen’s new bags
* This website: 52 Canvases in my 4oth year
* Judy wise is doing something similar, painting 100 canvases.

I think I will be printing out all the comments I have been receiving so I can hang them on my inspiration boards this month. I think that would be lovely!

Thanks again, as always, for all your support and kind words. xoxo

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9 Responses to getting it together

  1. kt says:

    A loud “HOOT HOOT” over here can you hear it:) I am so clasping my hands together in excitement for you!

  2. Wonderful inspiring art in your blog 🙂 Thank you


  3. MelBee says:

    I am just back from our camping holiday and catching up with your fantastic news! Woo Hoo…I am so pleased for you and KNOW you will achieve what you set out to do.xx I wish you the very best and totally believe in your ability to succeed.xx

  4. Alexsandra says:

    You can’t feel it now, but you will look back and think “why was I so worried…why did I let myself get so stressed?” You have a God given talent, which speaks not only for you, but for many who are not as blessed at creative communication – it’s actually your humble honor to spread color and thought far and wide, you have all the tools, you know what you are doing – now start your journey with that single footstep forward and the loving six hands at your back in case you stumble. Best wishes for a fulfilling future…..

    Neck advice for the sewer, beader, painter, computer user, vegetable peeler – keep your ears over your shoulders!

  5. Angella says:

    Hi Regina
    In 1999 I gave up a very good secure job with the government to start my own craft business. I was creating whimsical wooden crafts – all hand painted. It took a while and few failed ideas to get it off the ground but it was the most fulfilling time of my life. It takes a lot of self-discipline and as you say ROUTINE. You MUST approach it as a REAL job and work set hours everyday – if you fall into a habit of procrastinating it becomes hard to break that habit. Your work hours must not to compromised to “just do this – or just do that”. I know you will succeed (I understand the temporary paralysis – its a huge life change) stop fretting and do the first thing on your list- then the next thing – and the next. Do as much as you can each day – and be happy with that. Beware of trying to get too much done in a day and wearing yourself out!!! Do enough and do it well. You are going to have the time of your life!
    much love

  6. Tina says:

    Wow! It is really sweet. I am very glad that I read this inspiring blog. I wish you well.

  7. elsa says:

    So exciting to live your dream! Looking forward to seeing what you do next!!!

  8. Go Regina!! We are here cheering you on!

  9. Nancy says:

    I think half of the battle of a major life change like this is being self aware and recognizing what works best for you in terms of work habits. Knowing that routines, goals and self discipline are key to your success will help you to stay focused. I can’t wait to see what you come up with first.

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