Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Front Page!

So my dream is to one day (soon I hope) be a feature on etsy's blog in their "quit your day job" series. I don't mind where I work now and the people are great but I really want to be my own boss, make my own hours and make a living doing what I truly love. On Sunday I checked my Twisted Whimsy email account and saw tons of people had added me to their circles. Turns out one of my treasuries had made it to the front page of etsy.com.

While I know I still have a way to go to be able to quit my day job, seeing my name there on the front page was a reminder of my goal and an inspiration that I'm one step closer.

You can check out the wonderful items in the treasury here: Spring into I Do
Thanks to all the sweet shops that gave me inspiration that day :)

Today's shop in the series is super awesome, hoakonhelga. I loved her story and her lovely words to keep plugging and believe it'll happen.

Peace & Whimsy,

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Crazy Sexy Life

A couple days ago I pulled out my book by Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Diet

If you haven't added this one to your bookshelf it is a must have. She is a fierce wellness warrior and inspiration for a total life upgrade. It's not a diet book at all, it's more about getting back to real food, putting our true selves first and as the book cover says "ignite your spark and live like you mean it."

But it's not always easy right? I often struggle with that word perfection. If I can be the best, I'm defeated. I don't even want to try.  As so often happens the universe drives me someplace to kick my ass out of the pity party and defeat...I ventured to Kris' blog tonight and was scrolling through and found the most amazing post, by Sherold Barr

She asks the question does perfect really matter. Not really, that you have to be willing to "suck" to live your best life.  But suck doesn't really mean suck the way you first think...
She goes on to say that means you have to be... 
-Willing to show up and take action.
-Willing to accept whatever comes back to you -– be it praise or criticism.
-Willing to be vulnerable.
-Willing to do what you love no matter what anyone thinks.
-Willing to break the rules.
-Willing to be fearless.
-Willing to do what you want to do, not what others want you to do.
and the one that really stood out to me:
-Willing to look underneath shame and acknowledge the universal belief with which we all struggle, from time to time that tells us, “I am not good enough.”

Because guess what... you are enough! I might make that my new mantra.