I have officially submitted my first design portfolio! And here’s the first page after the cover! Sadly, I never did a proper review so discovered two typos, but as my daughter remarked, we all make mistakes!
Yes or No to be used? (Obviously I will use the licensed version, this was my practice round, I made it!). Pass or Fail? Hot? Or Not?
My new favorite!
Fill your life with beautiful things
With warmth and comfort and love and grace
Take an empty heart
And pour overflowing joy into its depth
Feel the sun
Embrace the moon
Dream sweet dreams
Songs of praise
The past few months we have been witnessing a front-row seat to textbook narcissism (thank you, POTUS). This morning I saw a clip of him throwing papertowels to those in Puerto Rico. His lack of empathy and delusions of grandeur know no bounds. He truly is a despicable person.
I needed some papertowels in the kitchen this morning. Oh POTUS, where are you when I need you?
When surrounded by darkness
And we cannot see in front
When distressed by others
And happiness is brief
When discouraged by the way
And all our hope is lost
We are life
We are joy
We are love
It feels so good to be able to look back at the past six months, since March when I had an adverse reaction to a life situation, and I was finally able to say ‘Enough’. And so I went all out on making positive choices and change to my life. (Thank you Zoloft, Calm app, Toastmasters, diploma of Graphic Design).
And here I am. Something happened on Friday that would normally have been a major trigger for me. In previous days I would have been a hopeless mess, struggling to deal with my non-existent self-esteem, and placing everyone higher than myself.
I’ve had a passing thought this weekend, what about the trigger on Friday? Shouldn’t I be upset about it? Shouldn’t I be struggling to cope?
And yet all that happens, is that it is a passing thought. I can see clearly that when people don’t act in a way we wish them to act, it is sometimes doing us a great favor. We are being saved from further pain. I am able to move on quickly to the next happy thought. Something that is uplifting and positive. And that’s a wonderful, wonderful place to be in.
I have hope!