Over and over, I told myself.
Have faith, seek courage, be brave.
YOU. CAN. DO. IT.
So, you made a BUNCH of mistakes parenting your teen. Right now, you're doing the best you can and you're doing it with LOVE.
So you're not sure if anyone will want to buy your art, or if they'll even care.
Be brave anyway.
Be brave and keep going.
This was the first and super critical mantra I repeated to myself this year as I navigated being a mom of a teen, being an artist with a message of hope, being a human.
Being brave is hard. Sometimes, being brave means to set boundaries, or say the thing that will piss someone off because they don't want to hear it, or to not care about pleasing everyone in the world.
Sometimes being brave is to ask for what you want, and not feel sorry for wanting something JUST. FOR. YOU.
Sometimes being brave is telling someone else that their courage helped you define your own.
This year, I did everyone of these things in an effort to be MORE COURAGEOUS. To work outward from my heart and not care if people like it or don't like it.
What have you done that was brave?
This beauty is available in my ETSY shop as a gorgeously stunning 8x10 print.
Go check it out, and while you're there, pat yourself on the back, because I KNOW you've been courageous this year, I just know you have.