Wednesday, January 26, 2011

So much to Enjoy!

Before I tell you some new good news, I want to share something with you. Yesterday was my first day at a new job, in a completely different field of work. It was bliss. There were no children tugging on me, demanding my attention, or sneezing on me. I was able to choose my clothes for the day based on what I felt good in, and looked good in. I didn't have to worry about whether or not my toes were protected from being stomped on, or secure enough to take chase at a moment's notice. My earrings dangled deliciously and my ears were not strained from being on alert for the earliest signs of unrest.

I popped over to Jamie Ridler's site while I was contemplating this, and how apropos that the wish for this week is:

What do you wish to enjoy?

  • more of this physical freedom in the workplace.
  • being in a positive work environment.
  • learning new skills and tackling new challenges.
  • teaching people who are eager to learn.
  • meeting deadlines.
  • asking for help and being supported.
  • having my input and ideas respected and sought out.
  • being creative and the appreciation of my creativity.
  • having energy to live a whole life outside of work

Here's a visual interpretation of how I felt about my work day yesterday and the potential of this new job :) [I was water colour painting with my fingers when I came home from work! You can click through to see the full size on flickr, and the other painting I did with it too].

On top of the world

Okay, one more picture, before I move on to the good news. I was just so excited that I had the energy to art journal after work yesterday. My 365 picture was influenced too :)


Without further ado, drum roll please...
I was given another blog award!

Noel over at French Christmas, the queen of sharing her perceptive perspective in beautiful prose, gave me the


Wow! Thank you Noel. You've always been a supportive cheerleader of me and my writing and I really appreciate it! I'm really looking forward to that moment when you're ridiculously rich and famous from all the books you've written and published, and I can say, I knew you when... :)

The rules. Share seven things about myself. Then pass it on to five other stylish bloggers.

Things about me, huh?
  • I love playing board games. Especially creative ones. And ones where a little competition adds to the fun.
  • I once left the house without any pants on. I was about 9 or 10 and it was a lazy summer morning and I had wandered downstairs to the tv to watch cartoons in nothing but my fave Disney World sweatshirt, and my undies. My sister had to run an errand within walking distance and I distractedly ambled out the door with her. Sadly, I didn't notice until we were on our return. Luckily we hadn't gone back the same way, since that would have meant a second pass through a parking lot full of cute young boys playing road hockey, and giggling. Blush.
  • I am the youngest of three children.
  • I didn't finish high school.
  • If I could have a free pass to eat whatever I wanted for one day without the fear of having a reaction, I would want baked macaroni and cheese, a butterscotch sundae and peanut butter cookies.
  • I wear earplugs when I sleep
  • I can build a wicked camp fire.
That's my seven, now on to my five.

Five fabulous bloggers. I'd love to give a nod to a collection of bloggers who are not in the eye of this blogger award tag storm that's been circling

Sweet Limes - who I met at the beginning of my blogging journey and immediately connected with. Everything she does is stylish. A beautiful, artistic, creative soul.

Cowgirl Red - I've only just met her, and I love the way she shares her innermost thoughts. It makes me feel so much less alone in what I experience. Her fabric creations are stunning, and I hope she doesn't mind if I show up one day at her breathtaking ranch and play cowgirl with her.

Pieces of Me - Jen's photography is just gorgeous! Another fellow reverber who is chasing after their creative dreams. Follow along for some adventures in New York City.

Mujerzen's Blog - At some point during reverb I found my way to this blog. Now I know whenever I stop by I can count on a hit of the most delicious poetry.

Live, Love, TRAVEL - I don't know Jaymi very well. I do want to thank her for sharing not just her beautiful photos. I love that she always explains her photo experiments and projects, making it a great place to be inspired to try something new.

Hope you find one in there that you enjoy as much as I do.

And remember... 5 more days until the JOY photo challenge closes!


Ardeth Blood said...

As you wish this for yourself, I too wish this for you

Grace said...

Ah! Are you living my wish? LOL

This was a wonderful read. Congratulations!!

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Kim Switzer said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well. Congratulations on the blog award,too!

Aimee Cotton Bogush said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Deliciously dangling earrings!

Love your 365 photo too!

I look forward to checking out the links and congrats on your award and new job!

Sara Rae said...

How fun!

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

Yvonne said...

Congrats on your award!

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

Ms Bibi said...

Congrats on your award and a successful first day in a new job.

I wish your wish for the week will come true.

Noel said...

Oh my goodness, thank YOU for all your kind words. This might be the nicest thing I've ever heard: "the queen of sharing her perceptive perspective." I wish I could put that on my resume or my business card! LOL :)

Seriously though, you don't need to thank me because everything I said is TRUE. You are an amazing writer and your words, thoughts, art and photos bring so much to all of us who have the pleasure of knowing you (and your blog).

Congrats on the new job! New job, new year, good things ... :)

Noel said...

PS I wear earplugs too! I have the curse of being an ridiculously light sleeper, sounds like you do too!

Creatively Sensitive said...

Thanks y'all for your encouragement, congratulations, and wishing power!

Noel, I think we could retool it to fit into your resume. Or perhaps a three worder for your bus. cards. Perceptive Perspective in Prose. Very alliteration friendly!
I used to sleep through anything as a kid, including the tail end of a hurricane in a tent. Now I use them not just for the snorer beside me. A nap alone in the middle of the day - yep need them!:)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this post is so life-giving!!

Congratulations on everything and on the Stylish Blogger Award. I saw that on Noel's site and was so honored to be included on the list with you!

Mare/TommyGirl said...

Congratulations on your new job and your blogger award.

Lovely wishes. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

MaryK said...

All wonderful wishes!
Congrats on your exciting new job and your Stylish Blog award!
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.