My Dear Friends, Thank You For Your Delightful Source of Friendship & Wisdom!
It has been my greatest wish to foster a creative community of practice which allows the space for empowered women to fellowship and support the creative outpourings of each other. And so I have been steadfast with my community of friends, Circle of Friends International, an inter-generational group that reaches out and uplifts each other. My friends and I hold dear to Picasso’s words: If I don’t show up at the canvas , there is no muse that is going to come get me. We have come to realize that living a creative life requires focused and consistent work. Even when the muse doesn’t show up, we have to work steadfastly at our practice. There is potency in such a philosophy and with this approach, I believe, comes joy. Joy in experiencing the support and oftentimes, the fanfare of good friends. Joy in the little steps attained & sometimes, the milestones. With my friends and family, I have chosen to consistently create, receive and celebrate joy especially when I have to step upon the rubble of disappointment and move with determination and claim that joy. As 2014 comes to a close, I am shouting out to my friends:
Let the world see who you are fully, truthfully, and without apology. Take risks and seize the moment to go after your wildest dreams.
This coming year as I move to step boldly onto uncharted terrain I want to do so with full expression of my heart and soul. Instead of a resolution I have whispered a promise to myself, which I share with you now: Celebrate Everything!!!