Hey you guys, I just wanted to reach out with a heart to heart. While I'm still creating a lot, and business is good (I'm so grateful), I'm just feeling so overwhelmed in my personal life. Some big, crazy transitions are happening, and for the first time in many years, I feel lonely and confused. As an artist, and a "feeling" person, I think it's important to put that out there. I always feel much more comfortable sharing my struggles with strangers than those in my life who are up close and personal. I'm not sure why. Anyways, we all need that reminder that it's going to be ok. And maybe it won't be ok for a long time, but you know what!? You'll get through! Know why!? Because you are a worthy, bad ass bitch, that's why, and you'd settle for nothing less.
In these times when I feel lonely and like support has been thrown out the window, I strive to remind others who are experiencing similar pain that...and forgive me for sounding cliche... they ARE NOT ALONE. We are all born alone, and we all die alone, and each of us has a unique human experience, but we all share a degree of the same emotions! We all have experienced heart ache and disappointment, and if you haven't, maybe try living a little! The pain is worth it!
Also, be the architect of your own journey! Honestly and truly. Choose happiness. Be hopeful. Gamble. Make mistakes, have some regrets. Just fucking live hard and love harder! Do it all! Don't apologize for being glittery and spectacular in a drab fucking world! Assist other's in finding happiness, but secure your happiness first! Be a bad ass bitch! Live the hell out of life!
I only remember my mom giving me two bits of advice. One was "You can't make people miss you." Oh my goodness, it's so hard to face, so hard to swallow, but it translates into all aspects. You can't make someone see your worth. You can't make someone see the love you're providing if they haven't decided to be ready. Honestly, let it go and move on. You can't try to save them, for your own sanity in the very least!
Also, don't forget to smile...and do it for yourself, because you deserve to see yourself happy, even if that happiness is a 'work in progress.'