Thank you all SOOOOO much for the warm welcome back!
I've had a long perusal of all of your bloggities and am feeling so refreshed and inspired right now.
I've noticed that my past 5 or so posts have been tagged with "serious stuff".
Today is no different.
Just sharing some thoughts, and some art of course :)
The truth is, I feel like I've been wearing a mask.
And so does she:
And Orlagh has now got a mask as a face! Remember her from this post?
She now stands guard on my room.
Anywho, back to my mask wearing. I feel as though I portray the wrong image sometimes. As though I'm perfect, or a goodie two shoes. I'm NOT. I make mistakes every day. Some very painful ones, some that have hurt others, some that have hurt myself.
The only thing I can do is try and live every day a little bit better for myself and for the people I love. Hope for the best but expecting the worst (a little Forever Young for ya there).
The truth is, I'm not the same person I was at the beginning of the summer. And I can't pretend to be.
I've seen rough stuff now, and I haven't decided if I'm better or worse for it.
I'm still ME, don't you worry, I just haven't quite figured out the lessons I'm meant to have learned yet, or what the new normal is.
GROWING UP IS HARD! I realize now how sheltered my life was in going to a performing arts high school.
And to be really really honest, I haven't visited this place in a while...
It's comforting just to know that it's there. Waiting for me.
That's not to say I haven't created though. Care to take a listen?
I'm a country music singer now :)
So goodbye masks,
Hello world. Facing reality optimistically, with a little bit of gallivanting to fantasy land whenever I can.
Lots of love to all of you,