Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Life - in General

Ok. I have always been a firm believer in "Everything happens for a reason." Of course I rarely know what that reason may be. But I am starting to wonder if it was possibly a good thing for Justin to get laid off. Now, I may seem a little crazy and maybe I am reaching, but him losing his job has really pushed us to get things going-that have been taking a backseat.

It motivated me to push my art and other creations. It gave us both that push to really get the ball going and get into school to start our degrees for teaching. And it has given me the opportunity to work full time on hair and push myself to try to build my clientele. I feel like even though Justin not having a job, and not knowing how we will pay our bills, is a very stressful thing. Some good has come of it. And even though I had a whole plan as to how I would finish school first and then he would, God has his own plans for us. Apparently that does not involve me staying home with the kids anymore-Justin is now a stay-at-home-dad.

While it did sadden me at first that I didn't get to be with my babies as much, this has given me a new sense of self. And I can see justin sees things differently than he did too. Just remember-your whole life can be turned upside down and sideways in a matter of minutes. We just have to roll with it. And try to keep a smile in our hearts. I can honestly say that I am very happy right now. I still get stressed and I would love to have that steady paycheck coming in, but maybe this is for that better.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Things are going great as far as my art goes. I am feeling more and more creative and I get better with each painting. I have finished the commissions I was working on. Now I have 4 more already. It feels awesome. I am so glad. Maybe this will work out. Maybe I will be able to have a small income from my artwork.

On top of the four pieces I have commissioned, I am working on 2 other projects. One is a beaded canvas. And the other is 4 small paintings-one of each of the four twilight books.

Justi nad I hopefully start school this month. I say hopefully, bc I am not sure if they are going to be able to process us or not in time. But if not, atleast we will be ready for next semester.

All this rain is really bad for my hair. I can't fix it, bc it gets wet and curls up and then the humidity has me all frizzed. ugh!!!