Note to Self | Keep Going

Keep going.

There have been many times in the last few weeks that I've been ready to give up on this creative journey. When things like fear, over-thinking, comparison, and imposter syndrome try to throw you off course; keep going. Push through the lies. Take one baby step forward each day. Rest. Reach out to a friend who gets it.

Just keep going. God's got amazing plans for you.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams… Ephesians 3:20 MSG

Note to Self | Fully Known and Loved

When anxiety and self-doubt creep into my thoughts, I blast "Known" by Tauren Wells as a reminder that I’m already loved for you I am - not for what I do, what I have, or for what others say/think about me. (The Sacred Enneagram, p. 20)

It's okay to rest. To slow (or even pause) that hustle. To sit in God's grace and know, you are fully known and loved.

Musings | It Is Well

When I picked up a brush pen four summers ago, it was during an uncertain time in my life. Hubs and I were six months into what was supposed to be a long-term move to Taiwan. It had been a tough adjustment, though it probably didn't look like it from our photos. Sure, we had plenty of adventures but things didn't really go as planned, job-wise (amongst other factors).

So we decided that summer, that we'd return to New York at the end of the year. We didn't know what we'd do about work or living arrangements when we got back so I spent every day that summer lettering my worries away (or tried to, at least).

Lettering became my form of meditation and prayer. Meditating on positive quotes, and God's word got me through the rest of the year - from dealing with a scary vertigo episode (on my birthday, no less) to getting my wisdom tooth out while hubs returned home for job interviews, to coming back, apartment hunting, and readjusting to life stateside (reverse culture shock is real, yo).

The reason why I'm sharing all of this is because I want to get back to that. I want to get back to a place where I can sing these words in any circumstance. My heart, mind, and soul need it. And maybe, you need it, too.

They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul…

- Even If, Mercy Me

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