Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Difference In A Day

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I really hate pity party blog posts. I won't read them on other's blogs and I try my darnest not to write them here. There is a definite difference though in a pity party post and a frustrated by the feelings post. I think my post yesterday was very much the second of those two.

There was a statement punched out in the latest issue of Artful Blogging that stuck with me. Angie Broen of said "Since my blog posts are a reflection of my life, my words and thinking are honest, which makes writing a new post come fairly easily." I think it struck me and stuck with me because the past couple of weeks my posts weren't coming from a place of personal honesty, so I was struggling to know what to write. Yesterday, I just started writing from the heart and boom it was there.

What a difference a day can make...

Talking helps, it really does.

As does being in a comforting space of creativity and feeling at home. As does a couple of raspberry chai lattes in a sunny window of a starry cafe with a caring friend with a kind ear. As does getting a few loads of laundry folded in the blink of an eye while on the phone with someone that cares. As does a quite evening with a little voice reading her favorite poems while stitching special holiday somethings.

I feel worlds better today. I feel lighter and more peaceful.

Today is a bright and shining one.


Cindy said...

I don't like drama in blogs either. I usually pass them by. I didn't view yours as a Debbie Downer post.

TesoriTrovati said...

I didn't see it as a pity party at all. We are all human and have these moments of doubt of the path that we are one. That questioning is what makes us human. And I thank you for sharing yourself so honestly. I find the same thing, that when I am letting the words just flow through my fingers that my posts are more true to me. Seeing that someone I admire has similar struggles really makes a difference. And I am so glad that you had some trusty friends there to give you the love that you need.

That Miss Lauren is the most beautiful angel. I am always amazed at the pictures you take, as if that lens is attached to you at all times. Something I aspire to do.

Enjoy the day, Miss Kerry!

Jane Perala said...

I love your photos and your blog - no, I didn't find it a pity party yesterday. We all go through times of self doubt and frustration, and to be honest, it helps me to know that someome as talented as you also has those times.
I'm so glad you are feeling more upbeat today.

Saturday Sequins said...

I definitely didn't view your previous post as drama. In fact, I really appreciate your honesty -- I've always felt that when we're honest about our struggles, we encourage other people to do the same. This is good for everyone!

So thanks for opening up to us! I'm glad it made you feel so much better. :)

Lisa said...

It really helps to get it out there and then get over it. You're sharing your honesty, and over the course of your last three very honest blogs, it's clear that you're purging the disappointment and getting back to a place where you can appreciate all the wonderful gifts of your life. Here's to life and being able to put the disappointments behind us! Love your work, love your honesty. Please keep it up.

Brandi Hussey said...

Here's the thing - no one's life is totally perfect all of the time. I think it's good you shared a bad or off day - that's what makes you human!

And frankly, that's good and comforting to all parties involved. I prefer authentic versus forcing Susie Sunshine all of the time.

Cindy said...

I can just hear it - you sound more upbeat today, Kerry! These pictures are wonderful, btw. I especially love the one of your kitty looking up through the tree.

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

Kerry, I just read your blog post about your show. I'm sorry to hear it was such a bust, been there done that and know how many mixed emotions come with it. You're one of the glass artists I look up to, know that you inspire many.

Wendy Brightbill said...

dearest kerry, thank you for being your true authentic self and sharing your disappointment with us. we all have these experiences as an artist. i just look at it like one big experiment, we never know what will be successful and what won't. the only difference between you and most artists is that you took a huge risk. most artists wouldn't have the guts to do that. and i think those who are willing to take the biggest risks are the ones who will go so much farther with their business in the end. hugs friend! now you can use what you learned to be a stronger and wiser business woman.