Everything’s Coming Up Roses

 

This past week has been the beginning of something good. Positive. Promising.

We are always warned not to get too excited about things we want to see or do or accomplish. After all, it may not happen. Then where will we be? Standing in the middle of the road with egg on our face because we got excited over nothing.

I’m here to tell you that’s the worst advice anyone could give you.

Anticipation is one of the most positive energies you can experience. It’s okay to be super excited about the last day of school before summer vacation or going camping with your family next month.

Why can’t you be just as excited about your creative future?

I got accepted into my first Art Fair last week. Whether shoppers will be interested in my wares is another story. THIS story is that I get to set up a booth and show off my sparkles and bring some smiles into other people’s lives.

Will I make any money? Probably not much. Will I make back my initial investment? Who knows? But I’m doing something I’ve never done before and am looking forward to having fun with it, no matter what.

I’m also excited because in a few months I’m going to expand my blog. I’m thinking of offering Angel Tears to my friends and readers, although I’m not sure how big of an expansion step I’m ready to take yet. But at least I’m thinking about it.

I’ve also started my second I Dreamed I Was In Paris book. There was a lot of research and stress and imagination involved, but I loved every minute of it. I do so love writing, and I want to experience that again.ย 

Speaking of writing, I also am going to put my first Paris book online for a free download just because. I’ve got other books, too, that I want to eventually share. I don’t care about being published. E-books? Maybe down the line. I’m more interesting in just making people happy right now.

People who hide their work, waiting for the right time to share it with friends and strangers, will never find the right time. No one is ever going to read or see your work if it stays hidden.ย 

And that’s sad.

What if no one likes my Tears? My books? What if I don’t recoup the investment I’ve made in time, materials, research, and physical effort?

Who cares?

Do you ever recoup your investment in dinners you make that no one eats? Do you recoup the effort put into learning new skills that your employer has no use for? Or the investments you’ve made in buying trombones and pianos for your kids who only want to play video games after school?

I always say it’s the journey that counts, not the destination.

Your thoughts may be, “Ah .. but when you get where you’re going, then what?”

I say, “Great! Where do we go next?”

Better to have a lot of places to see, things to do, dreams to aim for, than to sit home, never venturing out at all. Better to share than never to know.

It’s all there waiting for you. Go and have fun with your creativity.

After all — Everything’s Coming Up Roses for Me and for You!

 

 

27 thoughts on “Everything’s Coming Up Roses

  1. I worked the art show scene for 28 years, I sold my handmade one-of-a-kind silver and copper jewelry. My hubby sold and sells copper fun creations. I retired in 2009. I continue to run his portion of the business and our Etsy shops. After retiring, I juried for art show entrances and ribbon awards at the shows. I’ll add my url’s if you’d like to pop by and view our artwork. I’ll follow you for up dates on your new adventure. If you have any questions you can always e mail me. Good Luck … Be Safe ๐Ÿ˜ท Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  2. I know it’s still hard to find a job in this post-Covid market. I was extremely lucky I was a month away from retirement when they let me go. And it’s hard balancing a job (often in a mundane field) with dreams of what you were really meant to do. Never give up. Build your practice while you earn a living. Spend evenings or weekends researching, building, experimenting. Connect with others who can help spread the word of your business. It takes a while, but I know you can do it. And always enjoy every moment of growth.

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  3. Congratulations on your upcoming art fair! That is so exciting!! Your post is so uplifting and motivating – a wonderful Monday read. Thank you!

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  4. I felt inspired and validated reading your post right after learning I did not get a job I wanted, which seems to happen often lately. I want to continue anticipating positive outcomes. My dream is to build my astrology practice and to do therapy in a setting that pays me well, supports my uniqueness and growth, and where I can be me!
    I was laid off due to COVID and this job search has been very disappointing, yet I keep going and follow my intuition to lead me in the best direction for the highest good. I agree with Dr. Joe Dispenza that imagining the future and feeling those feelings is the way to manifest in the quantum. thanks for asking! โค

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  5. It looks like everything is coming up roses. The video is sucha throwback. WOW
    As a former art show traveler/participant for 28 years, I can tell you it’s a bittersweet life.
    I loved working the galleries but being on the street can be trying. The weather is always a concern.
    But, everyones experience is different. Good Luck and enjoy the adventure.
    Be Safe ๐Ÿ˜ท Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  6. Good for you! Do it for you! Others may or may not come along for the ride. You are right anticipation is a great adrenalin builder. I hope you sell a lot at the fair!

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