I got an email today from a good friend of mine today but before I go into that I guess I can rewind a little. As you all know I’ve been on hiatus for about 4 months now, which was not an easy decision for me to make. I am finally making progress towards coming back. When I say progress, I mean baby steps. Ones not so much self inflicted as self forced.
As some of you may know 2 years ago next month I had back surgery, well the pain is back with a vengeance. I’m having to learn to respect my body’s limitations whether I like it or not. Most of the time…NOT!! It’s very frustrating and can sometimes be down right depressing (insert tears here). However I’m determined to not give up because I refuse to lay around and be a vegetable. That and I love what I do. Recently I created a couple of cards for All Things Unity and then a couple of more for other things.
I even called another friend of mine because as I put it, I had been out of it for so long I just wasn’t confident in what I was doing and needed feedback. She is such a sweetheart and gave me such wonderful criticism but was worried she would hurt my feelings. I love her for that!!
Then I got my email today for my friend Kim Howard, with mainly a picture attached asking how I liked what was published. I was like what? Then I was like WHAT?!?!?!?!?!!? Hey, that’s me. I can’t tell you the boost that gives you. Of course I had to run out and actually look at the actual magazine because this was my first time being published. Turns out I had 3, that’s right THREE, in the magazine. YEAH!! me. And they were all Unity images…WOOHOO!!