“to finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” – ralph waldo emerson

it’s been an interesting week. i got terribly ill – the kind of sick that left me completely and utterly unable to do anything except rest and snack on an occasional cracker (just about the only thing i could keep down). in between many hours of uncomfortable sleep, i would bargain with god: “if you make me well, i promise to take better care of myself from now on. i promise to eat more veggies and rest more often and take vitamins. please, oh please.” you know the drill. being sick sucks. it just does. my heart goes out to all who struggle with chronic illness – i can’t imagine.

being forced to stop for a few days had me really thinking about my life. about what i want more of. less of. my heart has been rumbling for a new schedule for so long, but i keep putting it off. this past week of being ill, then resting, then reveling in life’s joys (including time spent with my bff who was here visiting, a wondrous trip into san fran with john, thanksgiving day with family, hanging out with my husband, a lot of time away from the computer, decorating our charlie brown christmas tree while eating home-made choc chip cookies) made me realize that i’ve run out of time to start living the life i’m imagining. i must start now.

so, do you want to know what silly and compulsive thing i did? i wrote out my new schedule – super nanny style – on bright yellow poster board. i included wake up times, bed times, business hours, play hours, reading hours, internet hours, etc. it’s the dream schedule, full of all the things i wish to have more of in my life. i’ve realized that my life, my moments of a life in progress, have been getting sucked up by time spent on the computer, television, and other non-living things. at the end of the day, that’s not what i want. i want to write letters. make gifts. talk more on the phone. take more photos. exercise more. travel. more art. hike with my dog and john. picnics. cook dinners. i haven’t been this excited about something in quite awhile.

Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed. Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.

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