Monday, March 1, 2010

Staying Busy, Staying Happy

I've been working hard to stay busy the past few months. I've been doing a lot painting, reading, and had way more doctor visits than I'd like. I am working on making taking care of myself a priority, which oddly enough was not my top priority for quite a while. I've started acupunture, which I LOVE, and I start physical therapy for my knee today, which I am hoping will have me jumping around without having any surgery. It's hard to dance around your house with a brace on your leg, but don't think I haven't tried. (hmm... maybe that's why my knee isn't getting better... haha) Seriously though, I am having a lot of pain with it, and am frustrated by the fact that it is not improving. I'm a pretty independent person, so the fact that simple getting around has been so hard is kind of scary. I am crossing my fingers that putting in a lot of hard work with my physical therapy will pay off.
One of the things I am really working on is being present and happy in the moment. My sister also reminded me of something yesterday, that I am in a position to do anything that I want to do with my life. I just have to keep reminding myself of that, remind myself of all of the wonderful things I have right now, keep doing what makes me happy, and surround myself with creative, caring and supportive people. I'm rereading my Abraham-Hicks books, my copy of "A New Earth," and I'm about to start reading "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hanh, which has been recommended to me by several people.
My artwork is becoming much more expressive recently than it has been in a while. I've realized that no matter what it is that I am painting, my feelings and intentions come through without even trying for them to. It's allowing me to feel much more spontaneity with my work. I am getting a nice group of work together and plan to talk to a few places about showing it, and maybe sell some originals and prints. I love the little contests that many blogs that I follow have. I am going to try to have one this Friday, if I figure out how the random picker thing works. :-)

Have a great week everyone!


Steve said...

I love Blog contests... and I aim to win! Sorry about the whole knee thing. I had no idea it was to the wearing a brace stage. If you need help kicking something let me know.

Holly said...

This all sounds very good.. well, except for the knee part, of course.
I love the new paintings! They are wonderful!xoxo

Heather said...

The blue one with the red flecks reminds me or spring, and a robin, sorry thats prolly weird but I love these too!