So many of these decisions came from my heart speaking to me, but so many inspirational quotes have also pushed me as well, such as this one from Max Dupree.
"We cannot become what we NEED to be, remaining what we are."
Part of my journey of change is reminding myself that if I want a certain life, I have to do different things. I've been painting for a few years, but now I'm starting to draw as well which I'm finding so fun because I'm letting it flow out of me more easily than when I paint. I drew (then painted) this girl today and I'm pleased with it. Typically I shy away from drawing people at all--faces are hard for me, hair is hard for me and hands are almost impossible. But today I felt looser and free as I drew her. I actually love her face and her hair (hands are hiding behind the dress). For me, she's great, compared to any other peope I've drawn. It's actually giving me a boost of confidence to try even more people.