{a happy little life}

I couldn't have said it any better if I tried:) Thank you to....Arthur Gordon!
That's one smart man:)

Lately i've really had to do some soul searching....some real thinking....some deep down am I living my life to the fullest pen to the paper kind of journaling.

Do you ever have those moments in life...
those I just don't feel like i've got it all together kind of moments.

For me ... it all starts with winter.
And snowballs from there.
Too much food....beyond stressful times at work....not getting to the gym often enough...
and just not nuturing my soul.

Soon it progresses to ...I don't feel good about my life...my goals...my decisions....
on and on.

We all go through valleys from time to time.
It's ok to go through valleys...without valleys we wouldn't appreciate the times when we feel on
top of the world:)

Spring is soon to come......
so it's time to move forward...
get back to the gym.
Stop eating to calm my winter blues {one of these winters i'll actually realize that too much pizza and wine really doesn't bring my soul happiness}

Look at the beauty in the world around me.
Appreciate who I am....
Let my inner spirit sparkle:)

Time to reflect on the goals for my life.
I have goals...big ones....
but then I get scared to fail
scared that all of this is kind of stupid
scared that no one really likes my ideas ... my designs....my art:)

 But you know what.
it's ok to be scared
it's ok to be uncertain about what you want out of life
it's ok to feel that life is flying by way too fast.

It's ok to have all of those self doubting feelings...
but you can't let them stop you from fulfilling your inner most passion in life.
You can't let them stop you from chasing your dreams..

Let them guide you and help you see areas of your life ready for change.
Let them help steer you towards what you really want out of life...
Don't let them keep you from moving forward.
Acknowledge them.....then move on:)

Over the years.....
i've come to realize there are a couple of things i'm passionate about.
1. it's making others feel good....
     I love to bring positive energy to those who might be in a  
     Smile at the girl shuffling through the store looking down at
     her feet. Say something nice about her....
     The old man in a wheel chair trying to get all of his things
     to fit into his basket...help him to his car...strike up a
     conversation....maybe he's lonely.
     Kids who have much less than I do.....{it's why at this moment
     in my life...I am a special
    education teacher}
2. I absolutely love being creative in a way that uses my hands.
    I have found jewelry to be my passion.....my art....my bliss in
    each and every day.

It's the best way I know to blend all of the things I love into one.
Creating rustic....pieces of art...with happy little quotes and sayings:)

Little pieces of inspiration sprinkled into someones day!

It absolutely makes my soul sing to spend time in my little studio creating the day away.

And I am determined that one day.....I will make my living at it. Full time....
But for today...I keep moving along....trying to not let the voice of fear and self doubt creep into my soul.

Whatever your passion in life....
find a way to share it with others.
You'll be so thankful and happy to see the sun rise each and every morning when you are
spending time cultivating your passions in life:)

No matter what the season....
get out there and appreciate the day!

Have a beautiful and inspired evening friends:)
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you’ll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Authur Gordon


  1. Hello Heather,

    Great post.

    I'm glad that I stopped by.

    Enjoy your weekend. :)

  2. Please write a book. Remember SARK books? I think Simple Daisy would be an inspiration to the world. Your post and new jewelry was so lovely to read and look at. With my hectic daily life this was a great way to relax. You remind us all to be positive and be compassionate to ourselves.

  3. Hi Heather, I'm so glad you found my blog so I could find yours! I love your positivity, your photography and your jewellery is really lovely! Following you right back :) xo K

  4. Hello girl, what a beautiful inspiring post. Love the beachy pics and that Arthur was indeed a smart man. Cheers

  5. Oh thank you so much-how I echo all your thoughts exactly. What a lovely little "kick in the butt" this is- inspiring, beautiful, poetic.

    Best wishes for a beautiful day!

  6. Heather... sounds like you are getting your mojo back.. we have missed you here in blog land! Nice to see your smiling face!!

  7. As usual, I love your thought processing and love that you put it to paper. Just this morning, I wrote to a group of my peeps just how much I loved yesterday. I did nothing but listen to the rain, edit some photography,listen to the crackling of my fire.....which in turn fed my soul. I'm mucho older than you so I tend not to overthink my what ifs. I KNOW life is passing by too quickly and have I accomplished all I wanted? Nah....Am I beating myself up over it? Nah.... Because I've realized, thru experience, that those days spent "worrying" if I was doing exactly what I needed to do for self-growth....were days that I wasted living IN IT. What you want will come to you. What I hope for you is that you stop "worrying" about it coming and just live in the now....living your words!!
    Love ya girlfriend..maybe this is the yr we can meet face to face!!!
    Now, THAT would be some fun living!!

  8. Hey Heather! So good to see you back on your beloved beach again and hear that you've made it through the majority of this not-so-brutal winter! :) I totally agree with what jmac had to say. Don't over-think. Don't worry. Just Do and Be - and the rest will fall into place. ♥ (and know that you are loved - and your beautiful jewelry is loved out here in blogland!).

    xoxo laurie

  9. Your jewelery is absolutely lovely, especially the soft clarity of the colours of the stones.

  10. Lovely to see you!
    It's very true how quick life goes by. It seems for years you have all the time in the world and one day you realize 10 years of it slipped by.

  11. Always good to hear an update on your life! Take care of yourself and keep doing what you love!

  12. Well, I think you have a special gift in writing and a beautiful talent in your jewelry. Your blog is uplifting and I appreciate it at a time I truly need uplifting. I thank you.

  13. Wow! what a beautiful blog! I just found it. Thank you for coming to mine so that I could now find yours. Such inspiring words!


  14. It's good to see a post from you again!

    I'm so glad you posted this because I've been having many of the same thoughts. I feel like I am that person drifting through life, day by day...not feeling like I have accomplished any of my goals. I also hope that some day I can do something creative full-time. I would like to make things again and own my own shop, but it seems like I may never get there at times! I can't wait for spring to get here, I always get a burst of energy, full of motivation and hope.

  15. Great post - you have been gone too long!! I love your new blog header - so pretty!

    You always have something interesting to say over here and I love to come over and find out what it is :)

  16. You're such an inspiring lady :) I love how you carry out such a positive vibes through your blog post. Beach is the perfect place to wear this dresses http://www.missesdressy.com/beach_dresses.html while being mesmerize by the natural free flowing breeze of the ocean. Great post, keep it rolling.


  17. You are such an amazing lady! LOVE how you think!

  18. What a delightfully positive post! Something I really needed. I too struggle with self doubt of my talents constantly. I put myself out there and then pull back for fear of rejection. Always comparing myself to those I think are better.

    These bright, blissful beach images are a delight to my soul. The beach is my favorite place to be : )


  19. Hi sweet friend

    I'm up early...way too early...but I'm having fun sipping on some coffee and FINALLY catching up on my blog reading.

    It's always fun to visit YOU. Always!


  20. so happy you stopped by, too. i love this post. and it comes at a time that i'm feeling all that you've explained. what is worse is that we've had such a mild winter it has felt like spring for a while now - and yet i haven't snapped out of it yet. perhaps today is the day!

  21. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I am scrolling through yours, loving all of your words and thoughts, all of your AMAZING photos. This post really spoke to me. Right now I don't really feel like I have it all together, kind of like I'm floating along, not sure what to do next. Some days are good, some are really bad. I'm glad to know I'm not alone in my thoughts and struggles. Life is so beautiful and I try to remember that and embrace it every day, but some days I just can't get my act together.

    I'm going to check out more of your blog. It's beautiful!

    nicolle in texas.


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