Hello! This is my very first blog post and I’m very excited about becoming a blogger! I am still trying to get my page all setup which seems to be a challenge in itself for me, especially since I have no experience in web design! Anyway if anyone has some advice on setting up your WordPress page, it would be greatly appreciated! It seems like its one of these things that you have to keep playing with and it can eventually be figured out. I hope!:) I decided to start this blog because I’ve recently got into writing more and I thought this would be a great outlet to share my thoughts. I also thought it would be fun to share my artistic creations (sketches, paintings, writings, recipes, etc.), experiences, ideas, advice, book, music or movie critiques and whatever else I can offer those who are willing to read my happy little blog. I’ve recently had what you might call an awakening, or maybe a mid-life crisis, I’m not sure which. Last summer, I was still in search of an entry level accounting job. I had been trying to land a job for probably a year since receiving a bachelor’s degree in accounting, this piece of paper I worked so hard for, that I thought guaranteed me a good paying job for the rest of my life. I was reading a book called “The Confident Woman” by Joyce Meyer thinking this book would help me become more confident in the sense of interviewing and believing in myself when it came to getting this accounting job. The funny thing is it sort of did the opposite. It drove me away from the accounting job actually. It made me realize that the reason I wasn’t confident about accounting is because it became clear to me in reading the book that this was not God’s plan for me. I’m not a super religious person but it all made sense, the things that Joyce said. I don’t have the book in front of me to quote her, but she said something like: We are all handpicked by God for a purpose on this Earth; God has given us all unique talents and personalities for a reason. Even if it takes trial and error, we should work hard to find our calling. And when we find our calling, the work we do will make us happy because we will be utilizing our God given talents, and this will be what we are meant to do. Well some people might think its a heap of bullshit, but to me it made perfect sense because I knew I wasn’t meant to sit in an office with a 9-5 job crunching numbers. I knew it had to be more creative than that. It became painstakingly clear to me that I had racked up $50,000 worth of student loans for the wrong career! Thanks Joyce. But anyway, I am now on a quest to make my life about doing the things I love to do, and maybe, hopefully one day make some money doing them. So now I am getting back into drawing, oil and acrylic painting, writing, reading, and I am trying to learn to play the acoustic guitar. I have just recently experienced the greatest heartache of my life, I’ve just lost my dad. Because of him, I quit smoking four months ago, I bought a Taylor guitar just like his ( my sister got his guitar; they used to play together) and am determined to learn how to play, and I am more aware now than ever before that life is too short to waste time on things that don’t make you happy!