Some good stuff to start off 2013...
1. I'm signed up and rolling along in the True Free Spirit Course by Mindy Lacefield of Tim's Sally...I just got enrolled and made my first free spirit girl yesterday. I had hoped to get the course as a Christmas gift, but I didn't so I sort of purchased it myself since I really felt called to be a part of it.
The initial rough sketch of just her face seriously brought anxiety to me, but once I got painting and adding stuff I actually loved what I made. This is where I left off last night. I may add more or I may leave her here and just do another new one. She is holding a heart in her hand. Mindy told us to have her holding something sacred to us...my heart, my feelings and the love I have for others is very sacred to me so that was my first choice and I went with it. I'm really trying NOT to second guess any of my choices, especially while creating!
2. Brave Girls Club is again finding new ways to inspire and uplift women and girls and now they are heading around the world with their caring mission. They are doing a Brave Girls Truth Card Exchange to help those who really need encouragement and Melody's first stop is to the Phillipines. I made my card and it is ready to be mailed...I forgot to take a picture of it before I sealed the envelope, however. They really are amazing women. I had actually hoped and prayed that 2013 would be the year I would participate in Brave Girls Camp, but so far it is not to be. I am not giving up hope though. If you've never visited their website, please do--they are such vibrant, selfless and inspiring girls.
3. I haven't formally chosen a "word for the year" like I did last year (my word was commit), but I guess I'm going to focus on acceptance and release so you could say I've chosen two words or just am planning on more of these two things in my life this year. Maybe I'm a bit scared to pick them formally for some reason, not quite sure--maybe I'm worried that will make them seem like resolutions, and those typically haven't worked for me.
How about you? How has 2013 started for you? Have YOU chosen a word or a focus for this new beginning?