With everything that's been going on recently in my life, it would be very easy for me to focus only on the negatives. Every once in a while a voice in my head will remind me I'm unemployed, we're going to go broke, and if I don't get a job soon we're going to lose the house or worse. That voice loves to blow everything out of proportion. I HATE that voice.
I know I'm not the only person who has a voice that tells them they aren't good enough, aren't doing enough, or are never going to be enough. For me, I have found that the best way to shut that voice up is to start talking. Not just to anyone but to the One who is always listening. I could never silence that stupid voice until I figured this out. Today, I can say wholeheartedly that though this is a very odd time in my life, I have never been more at peace and it's all because I started talking to God. I'll be honest, I still have trouble with the listening part of these conversations but God is very patient and I am getting better at that, too.
In the end, I am very thankful for all the good I've gotten to experience through this odd time in my life. I've gotten a good number of sketches done these last couple of weeks.
I've also started on a new watercolor painting and trying out some new tricks and techniques. I even got to dig out my old gouache paints for this one. I'm really happy with how it's going so far and I'm excited to see what it'll turn into.