Sunday, May 22, 2016

Time Has a Way of Flying By

I am all set up in my new studio space at the Co-op.  Although I struggle to get in there to work a lot of days (OK, most days), I am making some real progress on personal projects both in and out of the studio (which is exactly what I was hoping to accomplish) as well as getting set up to teach some sewing classes.  EEK!!  I am nervous about teaching.  I have never really done it before except in a one-on-one situation so this will be a very interesting adventure.  The Co-op is called Artopia One Stop ART Co-op and you can check us out on FaceBook.




Also, I have now made two of the four payments to my upcoming class that I will be taking in July, AND, paid for my plane tickets!!  WOOT!!!  That is going to be an amazingly interesting new adventure as well!!  I am so very happy to be doing it, even if it scares the crap out of me.  :-D

Have a blessed day!
Traci

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sooooo much has happened!!

Hello everyone!  I can't believe how much has happened in the last couple of months, much less the last two years.  There has been so much change going on with me and my life, that I have had to focus pretty damn hard on just getting through it all.  And recording any of it was just too time consuming.  It has been wonderful, and even sometimes painful, but I really wouldn't change a bit of it.  I was well past the point of needing these changes and I am grateful to have made them and to be continuing to make them.  My life has improved so much that I am astonished at having been stuck for so long.  Guess I just had to meet the right people and be in the right spot!!  ;-)

Well here I am, and I am proud of the accomplishments I have made and in the person I have become, and I haven't been able to say that in a looooooong time.  I have made some major progress is dealing with and managing my clinical depression and now I have joined an Art Co-op to help build a business for myself in a creative format and to help bring my community together.  Although we just started this Co-op, we are having a wonderful time working towards our goals.  I am looking forward to all of the wonderful new experiences and friendships that will come out of it.  I am also making plans to take an Art Coaching class so that I can officially teach a particular art style.  I am giddy with excitement and nervousness about it, but I definitely want to do it!  

So stay tuned for pictures of the Co-op and more news on my class as I work my way towards it!  Yippee!!!

May you be blessed!
Traci

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Soul Sanctuary Giveaway with Jackie Stewart

So I just came across this and it sounds so amazing!!  I would so love to participate.  And, they are offering up a chance to win a FREE YEAR!  OMG!!  Well, of course I am going to try for that!  You can check out her website here.  I want to make 2016 my best year yet and am trying to do what I can to make it so.  My first step towards that goal is with my wonderful Leonie Dawson planners that you can find here if you are interested.  And winning this giveaway would be an amazing step as well.  I would actually pay to do this, but unfortunately, I am losing my job as of Dec. 23rd, 2015 and so I will be entering 2016 without any clear outcome to getting a new job.  But I am hopeful that everything will work out wonderfully and I plan to work towards it being so.  :-)  #soulsanctuary

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Many blessings,
Traci

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mundane Life

So it just goes to show how true my "About Me" section is.  I really have been stuck in reality.  I sooooo didn't realize that it has been almost 2 full years since my last post!!!  CRAP!  I had not even realized how much time had passed.  But, that being said, I have made some AMAZING progress in some areas of my life that truly and desperately needed it.  And I am so happy I have done the work!!  I still have work to do, but looking back at what I have accomplished completely motivates me to keep on working to improve myself and my life.

I have to say I have been extremely blessed to have had some help along the way from some very lovely friends.  And, from this wonderful book I have found that helped me not only get motivated, but helped to keep me moving.  That isn't saying I didn't have any setbacks, because believe me I did, and still do!  But I don't stay down for long, long, long periods of time like I used to.  Leonie Dawson has been one of the best things to happen to me in the last year!  Check her out here if you are ready to motivate your life.  But only if you are comfortable with hippy-dippy, woo-woo love!!!  Ha!  Even if your aren't, it doesn't hurt to look into her workbooks.

Her planner has helped me to put my goals into perspective and keep me uplifted enough to move towards them.  The 2015 planner looked like this, only without the bow.

She has revised and added to the 2016 planner and we are getting so much more.  This is what the new bundle looks like.  If you would like to order it for yourself, click here.
I really can't describe how excited I am to see what the next year will bring!!  I have been hard at work the last few weeks creating stuff to sell.  Not much at the moment, but it all has to start somewhere right?  Right!!  So off I go to create more and get back on track to making the life I want. 

Peace, Love and Blessings!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holidays and the End of the Year

So it just goes to show that I kind of suck at this whole blogging thing.  Of course it might actually help if I had interwebz access at my home (where I am 90% of the time), but I don't.  I have to go into town to get online and mostly I just try to get the bare basics done and then go back home.  So I sincerely appologize to any and all who keep coming here and wonder, "WTH is wrong with this woman and why won't she post anything new?!"  Well, now you know.  And if you don't wonder, well, you still know.  I have no idea if I can manage to recover my internet connection anytime soon.  It isn't looking hopeful, but I plan on making some changes after the first of the year.  Even if it means closing my page.  Idk yet.  Will just have to wait and see.  In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

Happy Holidays,
See you next year.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer Has Come to Town!

So we are a little ways into June and summer has decided to show up with a vengeance.  We have had some pretty warm days but it was still pleasant.  But not yesterday.  Yesterday was just terrible here in mid-Missouri.  And today is looking just like it.  Don't get me wrong, I would rather be hot than cold any day, but there are a few aspects of the heat that I really dislike.  Ok, maybe even hate. 

I don't mind sweating, but I do hate being sticky.  Yuck!!  It makes me feel dirtier than if I had of rolled in the mud.  And I can live with the fact that the temperature, not the sun, has the ability to make my skin feel as if it were being deep fried.  But it really sucks when my face feels like it will melt off because, despite the fact that it is sweating profusely, (which is supposed to help cool me off) it just will not cool down.  And not only can I feel that it won't release the heat, everyone else can see it too because my face is the same color as my hair.  (It's red, don't you know.)  Ugh!

On a happier note, I am recovering much better from my latest surgery than I did from the last one.  And I have decided that I am going to loose weight and eat better one way or another.  I am done with punishing myself with foods that are bad for me.  I am going to live instead of trying to speed up the dying process, because let's face it, we are all slowly dying from the moment we are born.  We might as well live to the fullest, but that doesn't mean trying to die faster than necessary or getting older and being in more pain than needed.  So here is to my change of paradigm!!  Not the first in my life and hopefully not the last!

Blessed be!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Surgery and Recovery

It has been two weeks now since my surgery.  It is the same as the one I had in October, only on the left side of my neck.  The surgery went well and I have been doing way better this time than last time.  More movement sooner and slightly more energy.  But I do still have an issue.  My tongue. 

The doctor assures me that it will return to normal functioning.  He said that the tumor was completely surrounding the nerve that affects my tongue, therefore he had to work with it quite a bit.  Hence why half of my tongue isn't working.  My husband says it will be fine too.  But although I am doing my best to think happy thoughts about it, I am still a little bit concerned.  Please help me out!!  I could use all the happy, shiny thoughts, prayers, and candle lighting I can get, to get my tongue to working properly again so that I can eat without fighting my food.  Thanks so much for your help! 

Blessed be!