Monday, January 25, 2010


For months I've been itching to get back to my blog and everything that falls under that creative umbrella that is missing in my life right now. (i.e. mixed media art, water coloring, journaling/writing, scrapbooking, & etc.) After all, I'm a firm believer that creative people need an outlet, a way to express themselves. For someone who has kept a steady journal since the age of 5, I've found over the years that I need to express myself. When I stop creating, I feel it; I yearn for it, and eventually I become blocked and wish for it to happen. Silly? Yes, it is!

2009 was a very busy year for me, a year where I rediscovered myself, and I grew up quite a bit on the road and in the air with my job as a Junior Business Analyst. Spending a total of 184 nights in a hotel since October of 2008 in larger cities such as Oklahoma City and Little Rock will do that to a girl from a much smaller city. During this time I'm continuing to hone my Technical Writing skills, but there's nothing like leaving the methods behind and being spontaneous. This is what I've missed while becoming a grown-up with a career, and now that I've had a break from the constant travel and insane workloads (for now), I realize that I need to create. I need to write for fun. And the yearning and need for me to share this with others is still present. So, one of my New Year's resolutions is to work on expressing myself. I'm hoping that 2010 will see me get back to writing (for the fun of it), creating, and sharing things about myself as a writer/blogger/artist/traveler!

With that said, starting today there are no more excuses for leaving my watercolors untouched, my blog un-updated, and my journal blank. It's time to pick up my paint brush, to get to my keyboard, and to have a pen handy at all times.

For all those artists/writers/bloggers out there that feel blocked. Just get down to business and be creative! Don't worry about what others might think. Don't worry if you mess up. Just have fun! And if you're like me, it will just make you feel much better!

"Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration."
~Napoleon Bonaparte


Leah Marie Brown said...

I happily stumbled upon your blog after searching for fellow Francophiles. I am so glad to have read your page and that you are back to blogging. Look forward to reading more and hope you will visit my page sometime.

Jenifleur-de-lis said...

Hi Leah Marie,

One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting other people who are as obsessed with France as I am! Nice to meet you! I'm excited to follow your blogs too. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind comment!