Monday, December 3

her true self*

my niece kelly, canon digital rebel xti

"Once upon a time,
she decided to follow her heart.

She flung off her pinstriped suit
and gave birth to herself.

A new self.
Her true self..."

~ Monique Duvall

I'm coming up on the two year anniversary of when I left the corporate world and entered into the unknown realm of self employed artist.

It's so crazy to me that its already been two years since I shed my skin.

The corporate world just wasn't all of me. Parts of me...but not the ones that made my heart skip a beat. I never like to dwell on times when I've lost myself but what I do like to marinate in is how entering this new world of mine has helped me rediscover myself.


Blogger Toni M Photography said...

and I am so happy for you, my love.... Sometimes it's the little things that we need lose to find ourselves again.

Happy 2 year's,

Big Hugs,
Love Toni

December 3, 2007 at 9:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Justin Davis Davanzo said...

so inspiring..so awesome...well done...sometimes rediscovery takes getting lost...for sure....but boy are you found..so lucky to have you out of the coporate world and in the creative ranks....

December 3, 2007 at 10:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger girl30 said...

sometimes we have to leave the safe land, to find what's further ashore... what a wonderful discovery you've made : )

congratulations, and thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

December 4, 2007 at 1:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

hmmmm I am right with you darling.

Gorgeous photo-thank goodness you are doing what you do now-it brings such beauty into the world.

December 4, 2007 at 5:34:00 AM PST  
Blogger Swirly said...

THANK GOODNESS you left the corporate world to pursue your passion...the world is a happier place for it!!

December 4, 2007 at 7:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

the world was waiting for you. thank god you heeded the call. love you, lelo. xoxo

December 4, 2007 at 8:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger Violet said...

Congrats on your second anniversary! I have enjoyed reading and felt inspired by your creative life.

December 4, 2007 at 9:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger bee said...

oh, congratulations, darling.


December 4, 2007 at 10:06:00 AM PST  
Blogger all over the map said...

I think that last quote on your previous post shows you trusted. I think trust starts with faith. Faith isn't a mapped out path with all the details of what lies ahead. It's quite the opposite. It asks you to use the center of your being and trust.
Hats off to you for having faith.
I think you said it well when you say it wasn't what made your heart skip a beat. I love that. It has to feel incredible.

December 4, 2007 at 11:10:00 AM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

Doing a little dance with you! :-)

December 4, 2007 at 11:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jessica S. said...

it has been 8 months for me since I left the corporate world and I my mind, body and spirit thank me everyday for it...hugs to you strong girl...

December 4, 2007 at 10:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

I left my ill-fitting job 18 months ago to be a fulltime writer and feel like I'm still rediscovering myself. Every time I step through a new doorway and marvel at the world spread out before me, I see more doors and windows and pathways. I'm finally learning to enjoy the journey, to be *in-joy* with the journey instead of afraid of the unknown.

I went back and read your first entry on this blog. The fear of *beginning* really resonated with me. And one of the things that helped me was sitting down with *my* husband while he helped me to create a business plan. I love to read about the commonalities that unite us, even when we don't realize it.

Here's to living the authentic, creative life!

December 5, 2007 at 9:10:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! stunningly beautiful girl, and image. So beautifully captured. I love it! and I'm so glad you left corporate america too. I can't imagine an artist with this much talent not doing it full time...or as much "time" as they want to be. Yay for following dreams! :)
maile @ www.dailyrelish.squarespace.com

December 8, 2007 at 10:22:00 PM PST  

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