Women of all shapes and sizes become self-scrutinizing, self-hating, self-doubting, terrified, controlling, perfectionistic worriers who are in existential pain all of the time.
“Having gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
have managed to kept the raw, naked me behind this wall for many years. The things I keep close to my heart, few people know about. I have a big heart, but it’s protected. Vulnerability scares the shit out of me. However I’m starting to learn, as I venture down this path of self-awareness, that being behind this wall can be a pretty lonely place.
Being creative is starting to take on a more whole perspective. It is about functioning the best we can (physically, spiritually, emotionally and professionally), being self-aware and making smart choices to get the life we want. You don’t have to be an artist, per se, to be creative.
The moment we stop learning is the moment we become stagnant. We stop challenging what we know. We stop growing. KEEP GROWING, KEEP LEARNING.
The goal, Chris says, is to have a streak of days that matter. To identify what gives you energy and what drains it. I want to live a life where most days matter.
The path less traveled is so uncertain it will desecrate you if you let it. This is, above all, what I’ve learned: the ability to nurture the uncertainty that resides within. It isn’t going to go away, so I embrace it and keep going. After all, uncertainty is the primary catalyst by which our journeys almost never go according to plan. This, I see now, is not a burden. It’s an opportunity.
My sanctuary, my happy place.
No words, just feelings.
My body inhales and exhales with the setting of the sun.
Chase believes there is creativity inside all of us. His powerhouse of a lineup have used their creative genius as both fuel and as a compass in helping them recognize their passions and realize their dreams.
To me, learning can be as simple as reading a blog post, a news article or scrolling through Instagram. As long as it enhances you in some way. It makes you questions the norm or the status quo. It inspires you. It evokes change.