It is just Life
Hi….It’s been quite a journey for the last 4 years. I thought of creating a new web page and also moving to a new place, buying a new car, moving to another country, well, just a new life. Then I asked myself if making all things new will make any difference…and maybe it does, but.. I can’t change my history, I can’t change my decisions, I can’t go back on time. There are things I can. I can start over, I can buy new things, I can make plans, I can be positive, I can be grateful, I can make new friends, I can connect with old ones, I can, I can, I can. When I noticed that the list of I can is much longer than the list of I can’t I saw the “light”. What if instead of focusing of my I can’t list I start taking action with the I can list?
Yesterday I was sad. I didn’t sleep well and I woke up as if I was having a hangover, only that there was no alcohol involved. I found myself feeling pity about me, about my age, about my empty nest, but mostly about my regrets (again) of past decisions when I was much younger and the consequences of those in my actual status. Then I remembered that feeling pity doest not solve anything. That “this too shall pass”. I remembered that I can be hurt but I can choose not to suffer. Then I went to my closet, chose a pretty outfit and in a matter of minutes I was on my way to watch Bridget Jones’s Baby, yes, alone. I felt a lot better just because I decided I can control what I feel. I can choose not to suffer, not to feel embarrassed, not to punish myself and not to feel pity. At the end, only brave people can put their feelings out there and take risks. I felt awesome in a new blouse my BF brought me from Honk Kong and as soon as I entered the cinemas I bought myself a gelato and went to watch the movie. What happened next?. I never felt I was alone, I laughed out loud, and I enjoyed every second of my alone date. I came back home feeling happy, proud, braver, with more energy and yes, with hope of a better tomorrow. I know that I will feel sad again but I also know that I can work that out and everything will be ok.
It is a great exercise to make a list of the things you are grateful for, it really works. You will always have more things to be grateful than things to regret. Focus on the list of blessings, this does miracles on you state of mind, on your emotions, on your happiness. At the end it is just life and it is a wonderful life.
I am really grateful for many things but I will share with you two that will be talking place soon. The first one will be held this weekend, September 24 and 25. I will be selling my art, ceramic and mixed media at the West Elm store in Plaza Las Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They will also choose some pieces to be sold on the store, Isn’t that awesome?? Here is the photo I am using as a promotion for the event.
The second Big News is that my Greeting Cards line are IN PROCESS!!! Waiting for new samples this week. This line and the pillows, giclees, and bookmarks will be under Borboletas, LLC. In the next post I will introduce my second name that I will be using to sign my art instead of the last name. Now everything will be signed under Elizabeth Claire. This page will also have another name to go with Elizabeth Claire. Stay tuned for more about this matter.
I feel really happy to get back to writing and still be enjoying the ride!!!
Love and Light!!
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