I’m just a girl (at the end of her 4th decade – can that even be true?!), who’s tryin to do some good stuff, tryin to do some fun stuff, tryin to get it right… I’m an author, artist, dreamer, and believer in what we can’t put our hands on…
I bounce between working with my left brain in an office, and then to guiding others through creative processes with safe good vibes in a classroom / studio. It creates a nice balance that I’m always keeping in check. When I find a speck of spare time, I’m all about self-care. So, in that, I can be found lost in music with my journal (writing/art journal) with my fur-baby-cat by my side. I love to laugh with those close to my heart — and have 1…. or 3.7 glasses of wine (especially the bubbly type); write; make art; take creativity classes; read stuff that makes me stop and pause in awe; photography; rewrite the lyrics to songs (a gift that must have come from my grandpa); and make lots of wonderfully-messy artsy-creative stuff (you should see my studio).
I never did sit down to get it all done in one swoop. Instead I’ve collected my education like gathering wild flowers in a field. Slowly. Carefully. Wildly…
Aside from the many teachers and books that continually educated me, I actually did do some hard time at schools. It’s really a long story, if we sit down for tea (or wine – who am I kidding) then I can tell you that tale. But for now you just need to know I have a BS.Liberal Studies, MSc.Human Behavior, Life Coaching Credentials: CLC, PCC, and Creativity Coaching Credentials: KMCC, and Art4Healing. There are other things…but really who cares about things like being a Notary Public (that was a different season).
I’m interested in things that are good for my soul: Adventures, Helping Others, Playing Piano, Cooking, ATS/Ghawazee Dancing, Eating and Drinking Scrumptious Things, Writing (words and music), Making Things/Creating, Obsessively Organizing (not so sure this is good for my soul – I just do it to take my mind off more important things). And lastly spending time with my soul’s mate, friends, the tribe, and my fur-babies (bengal cats).
Where I draw the line:
Bullies. Meanies. In-Tolerance towards those just trying to live and be their positive authentic selves. I guess I just see it as: Life to too short. I’m a pacifist at heart. I believe in conflict, but I also believe more in resolution. And when resolution isn’t possible, then boundaries always are. Boundaries are hard and initially uncomfortable. They are not meant to control others or start wars… they are personal guides to help you know what is acceptable and what is not in your own life.
These words say it all. (it all…)
“The center I once glimpsed is all around me,
a landscape I now live in, and I will not
pretend any more.
If those I love can’t recognize me
with my soul out in the open,
I will no longer retreat
and show what is familiar.”