Maybe you failed miserably. Maybe life failed you. It doesn’t define you. It’s the past now. Never mind the past; second chances are around every corner. Look back long enough to learn from your circumstances, choices, and experiences. But then refocus to the present. Glimpse forward just long enough to define your hopes and dreams, to set your eye on a target. But then refocus to the present. Live in the present. Living is in the journey. So embrace the road your on. Let yourself start over. Even if it’s a U turn! Even when it seems like there is no hope, life has a way of spouting forth. Wait for it. Anticipate it and embrace it; it’s yours. It’s your second chance!
Originally from The San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles, I now live (mostly) in San Francisco, California. I found my artistic voice meandering between my early career in recreation and a later career in hospice as a Chaplain/Bereavement Counselor. Through my own personal journey of renewal, and through the companioning of courageous grieving souls (of whom I am ever indebted), I have come to realize how important artistic self-expression is to our spiritual development, growth, and healing. Expressing ourselves is healing. Witnessing another human being's journey through self-expression is also healing. Art heals. It just does. This blog is to assist one another in the artful journey of renewal and healing. My passions, some of which include photography, gardening, painting, and woodwork, are naturally my favorite sources of inspiration and renewal. I fully embrace the lifestyle philosophy of re-creating the mind, body, and soul through self-expression - and play! Nothing is more descriptive of play to me than creating art. Each of us enjoys the opportunity to - and faces the responsibility of - exploring and implementing our own means of self-expression. My hope is that we can share, and grow, and companion with one another along the way. Visit www.LyndaAnne.shop to shop the Lynda Anne Department Store brand. Thank you for supporting small business artisans. Artfully Yours, ~Lynda Anne View all posts by Lynda Anne