I’m Back!!! New Year = New ME

It has been a very long time since I have written. I have been so busy creating a new life for myself and my family. I have reached SOOOO many of my goals and I have gone way further than I ever thought possible. There have been many ups and downs but I am so happy and I can not wait to share everything with all of you. In the past few months I have opened an Ebay store that has been a success and I have been pursuing my art which has also been a success!! Stay tuned to hear about all of the amazing things that have happened and some of the not so amazing things. I can’t wait to share the secrets to my success. I have been learning as I go and I can tell you what has worked and what hasn’t worked. Take a look at some new artwork!!art2

Living My Dreams

SELF-REFLECTION

DAY 26

Hello beautiful dreamers! All of you probably think I dropped off of the planet because I have not written in over a week but I assure I am still here and I have been VERY productive lately! I am very proud to announce that my three year old is FINALLY potty trained! It took a little longer to train her than my first two girls but we did it! If anyone needs any tips just ask, I am full of information! Also, I have really taken a step back and reevaluated my life. I have been painting and creating, and I think I finally know what having a life beyond mommy means for me.

When I began this journey almost three months ago, I had no idea where I was going or what to expect. I didn’t even really know how I was going to accomplish my goal or how I was going to get the things I wanted in my life. All I knew was I wanted more LIFE in my life. I wanted to do more than just be a mother and a housewife. There was something missing, and I needed to find what that something was. Well my friends. I think I may have found what I have been looking for.

At the beginning, I intended on using Art as my therapy. I have been painting more than I ever have and it has become so much more than just therapy. By painting the way that I have been , I have pushed myself farther than I have ever gone before. I have realized things about my talent that I have never known. I never even knew I had artistic ability until I was in the 7th grade. I went with a friend to her art class one weekend and as soon as I entered the building I felt at home. It was the strangest thing that has ever happened to me. The paints, the canvases and the brushes all so new to me yet very familiar as well. I picked up my first brush and as soon as I began to paint I knew I was meant to be an artist. Here I am years later and I am wondering why I haven’t applied my talents to my life before now?  I have really tried to stretch my comfort zone over the past week. I have gone new places with these recent paintings and I have reached new heights. I have never shown my work before, and in no way have I ever tried to sell them or make anything of my art. However, I feel I have finally identified what needs to change in my life in order for me to feel fulfilled and satisfied. I know it is not going to be easy, but I would rather try and fail than not try at all and always wonder “what if.” The clock is not going to stop. Time is going to keep passing. If I want to make a change and if I want to make something of the person I am other than mommy, the time is NOW. No more procrastinating, no more excuses. I want to do what I love. I want to create and I want to paint and I want to show the world what I can do. I am not just a mother, I am an artist as well. I want my voice to be heard.

I am considering opening a shop on ETSY. Do any of you guys have Etsy shops? How is it? Do you enjoy what you do? Do you think Etsy is a good fit for me? I would love any feedback you can give me. I am excited to start this new part of my journey, and a little nervous too. Also I wanted to let everyone know I am on Twitter now. I would love if you followed me @lifebeyondmommy.

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almost three months ago, I had no idea where I was going or what to expect. All I knew was I wanted more LIFE in my life. I wanted a purpose other than being a mother and a housewife.

Excited!!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!! Things have been really great lately! I am really looking forward to the weekend! I have big plans! I fully intend on writing my newest blog about my newest hobby! I have found an amazing thing that I simply LOVE doing. I can’t wait to share it with all of you! Also I plan on painting this weekend! I can’t wait and I can’t wait to share my newest piece of art with everyone. Hopefully it turns out so I can share it LOL. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my artwork so if it is not perfect I will toss it! Why can’t I be a perfectionist about the housework? Or the laundry? Man I seriously hate the laundry. I hate the dishes too…I think I just hate anything housework related. ANYWAY, I am so excited to write this weekend!!

“I AM ON THE HUNT FOR WHO I’VE YET TO BECOME”

 

Update on Goals and Special News

SELF-REFLECTION

DAY 15

Well I am halfway through my 30 days of self-reflection. I figured now would be a great time to give everyone a little update on how my goals are going. If you would like to read my original goal posts click here, and over here

First let me share my special news! Something amazing has happened! I can not wait to tell all of you!! The Huffington Post wants me to blog on their page! I am not even kidding, this is really happening. Ok…enough of that.. But SERIOUSLY!!!!

BACK TO GOALS…..

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GOAL #1- Lose 20 pounds in 6 months and exercise everyday!

I feel like I have been doing so well at achieving this goal! I have been exercising mostly everyday without having fainting! The Wii Fit I bought online has certainly been put to good use. I have been eating healthier and so far I have lost 8 pounds. I am confident I will lose 20 pounds in 6 months. Easy! Not to toot my own horn or anything but…. Beep Beep!

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GOAL #2- Get in touch with the local art community and continue to explore my artistic abilities!

I probably have been slacking a bit with this goal…I have shared a couple of my paintings here, and also on Pinterest. Doing that was actually a huge step for me. I have not yet gathered the courage to visit that coffee shop on the corner. You know, the one that hangs local artwork. Maybe that will happen one day. I’ll work on it. In the meantime I will continue to paint!

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Trying to write a little everyday has definitely been a great outlet for me. I would like to focus on my blog a little more. I want to make it look more professional. Unfortunately, I will not be able to do that until I buy a computer. Yes my friends, I have been doing all of my blogging on an IPAD ONLY! (GASP) I know it is ridiculous. So it is now time to add GOAL #3.

GOAL #3- Buy a laptop or a computer. Try to improve the look of my blog. Learn what a PLUG IN is and how to use them.

I am sure I will need to hire someone to help me with this goal. It is no secret that I have no idea what I am doing. Say a prayer for me!