"Trust love and believe in yourself and you will succeed." ..a little note that was left on my kitchen table almost 6 years ago. This is a staple i will hold dearly every day for the rest of my life and for that i thank you. So there I was at 24 years old sitting on the garage floor in an apt not big enough to barely breath much less live thinking.....How will others believe in you if you do not believe in yourself?
I get asked everyday, through emails and Facebook messages and so on and so on..."Who funded you?, how can i sell my work?, where did you learn to paint?, how did you get your work out there and noticed? The answer to every single one of these questions goes back to that tiny piece of paper that was probably left with little intention that morning.
TRUST LOVE...for me this is big and it is something i try to live by daily...What you give, I think, you receive. For me, painting and is trusting that what I love will not stray me in any direction that was not meant for me. If you follow you heart I believe you will always end up exactly where you were meant to be.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF....I learned the hard way that the biggest obstacle you will ever face in this world is yourself. I went through 5 years of nursing school to find out that I in fact was not ever going to be a nurse....EVER! I found myself putting off multiple assignments and hours or studying to pick up that paint brush. I had to completely lost myself in something, I found myself there too.
YOU WILL SUCCEED... 8 years later, 3 major cities, a summer in another country, and many obstacles later, I know in my heart I am exactly where Im suppose to be. If you want something bad enough you fight for it. You place it in a box and you do everything in your power to go after it. I spent many years working multiple jobs to make ends meet just so I could paint. I spent my days in the studio and my nights working to pay the bills. Though sometimes a struggle, the studio was a place I felt alive. For the first time in a long time I felt free. For me that was being successful, and everything else, well it fell into place.
"What you seek, is seeking you"
Happy Saturday everyone ......much love