Thursday, October 29, 2015

My Thought for Today: Be Your Authentic Self Because It Looks Good On You!

 

When I think back over my life, I can honestly say I've always wanted to be creative and work with ideas that would allow me that priviledge.  I can remember being about 14 years old or so and asking my Mom if I could wallpaper my bedroom.  She said "yes" as she always did, when I asked for something.  So without delay, we headed over to the hardware store and bought some wallpaper that was pink with flowers!  I guess that explains why one of my favorite colors is pink! I worked hard at wallpapering my room so that I could make my Mom proud of me.  You can only imagine what my walls looked like after I finished...lol!  Little did I know, that was the authentic me beginning to shine through!
 
Even at that young age, I knew that I loved arts and crafts.  I was the first person to participate when it came to making bean pictures, tissue wreaths, decoupaging and crocheting projects.  To this very day, I absolutely love crafts.  That was a big motivator for me when creating Loft101.net and I am still a "master crafter!"  I call myself that because I've been making things since I was 10 years old, so that's a lot of years to spend doing something but loving that something that I do so well.  Before I totally understood "me", I knew I loved being creative.  That's interesting to me because there are a lot of things I'm not sure about but I never needed reassurance on what my passion was.  I've known almost "forever", what my gift is and what I'm good at.

Being my authentic self is doing what I love and doing what pleases me inside and out.  I am at my very best when I am my true self.  How blessed I am to be halfway through my life and able to say, "I am truly being my authentic self!!"  I'm grateful that I have taken my passion and developed a blog site that is beginning to be talked about and getting more viewer traffic now than it ever has.  Yes, I still have much work to do but knowing that I can share by being my authentic self, really feels good!

"Love what you do.  Live your grandest life. Wear your gift well and be your authentic self because that's what looks good on you." 
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