Friday, April 16, 2010

Anniversary

April 14-16, four years ago, I made my way from my home state of Michigan to the south for a better opportunity at life. I never thought I would move down south but here I am. Where I am isn't as bad as I had thought, even with my Hollywood movie stereotypes. I knew I needed a change and change is difficult.

I packed my truck to the gills and headed for new territory. I knew one person when I got here and I have many more new friends and I love them. The first year was spent getting use to the place, finding a job. The second year was settling in and developing a plan, remember why I made my move. The third year I claimed as my year to begin my creative journey all over again. Naysayers were slayed like dragons in my head. This fourth year, my work, determination, perseverance, and plain ole' being stubborn is starting to pay off. My new creative career has been launched.

I finally feel empowered. I am finally allowing the real Wendy Luane to come out and play. I like and appreciate every creative idea I have. They may not all work, but I gave them a shot. There are many more waiting in line. I crawled out of my box and like what I'm seeing and doing. If there was a failure, I pulled out the First Aid Kit, then took the next step. Was it scary? Yeah. Sometimes it still is and then I remember why I'm here.

I am a work in progress. I'm not done yet. My new journey has just begun.

Woo hoo!

3 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary Wendy! I am so glad you braved the change because without it you probably would not have a blog here recording your efforts at being creative and your blog is one of my most favorite blogs to read! Hooray for empowered, strong, artistic women!!!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Kim. You are so sweet. Actually, your posts keep me going. It's like.... what cool thing can I show Kim today.

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Kim. You are so sweet. Actually, your posts keep me going. It's like.... what cool thing can I show Kim today.

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