yes, I've come a looong way since then.
When I started painting in 2008, I knew that I was hooked. I was obsessed. It's taken me all this time to realize just how obsessed I've been. When I'm painting, which is daily, I rarely do anything else. I just paint, and paint, and this goes on for 20 hours straight sometimes. Whew. I haven't been writing or reading or doing much of anything. It's nice to love my job. It really is, but I'm starting to miss all the stuff I have neglected and put aside for too long.
And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
Not shaking the grass
Sooo, this year is the year for balance. I still want to paint, sure, but I want to add other things back into my life, and if that means painting a little less, then I'll paint less. Gulp. Kinda scary thought, but I'm gonna be strong, and do this. lol
I've started to write again, which is a good first step. I started a new writing journal last week, and I am thrilled. I have no idea why I stopped writing. I left behind my first love, words, when I picked up the paint brushes. It's good to find my way back. I'm also missing books in my life. I have recently begun to read again. Tablets are awesome for reading, lots of free ebooks every day. Poems will be a weekly blog post this year. I have missed poetry so much. Now I'm forcing myself to read poetry, so I'll find a new poem to post each week. lol Hey, whatever works. Keep me accountable. Check back on Mondays to make sure I did my homework.
Here's to 2013 being the year I find balance!
Listening to Take a Walk - voted the best of 2012 on 8tracks.