Progress...

Wow, I haven't blogged in awhile.  Probably because I started teaching again, my baby started walking, my oldest is potty training, and there are probably 50 more excuses at least.  Although I have a few more photo shoots coming soon to the blog, I wanted to take a break and talk about progress.  

Some hints of my old self are coming back.  Some things that were lost for awhile.  I am starting to make art again.  I am falling in love with it all over again.  There was a moment when I thought I might never be back within the creative process.  Yes, it was one of those things that seemed like it might never resurface.  So thankful that wasn't the case.

So during nap time and after bedtime I am alone in my thoughts, scribbles and ideas circling around like crazy. Although sometimes I feel like I am behind my fellow artist friends, I have to remember that taking time to have children is one of the best decisions and gifts I have ever been given.  My ideas are more vibrant than they have been in a long time, and I owe that to my boys.  Their little lives inspire me every single day.  Being an artist will never leave me.  My drive to create will always be there.  The question is whether or not I will decide to spend time creating or not.  

What excuses will get in the way today?  Progress might not always look the same every day.  Some days just thinking is progress, some days just scribbling a few ideas down is progress.  Other days you complete the projects and sit back and enjoy the final product.  So keep on taking steps forward, even if it means taking a few steps back first. Progress looks different for everyone. Only you know if you have given up or not.  So don't give up. Keep moving forward.  Your life is a gift.  You need to accept it no matter how busy, or crazy it might get. 

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