Weekly Update – New new new year

Jan 8, 2016 | Life in Progress

I’m obsessed with Instagram – it’s my favorite online home! Here’s a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren’t on Instagram, come and join me! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Friday, January 1

Today. The sun came out (yes!) and yet we barely stepped outside. Instead, it was one of those rare days where we enjoyed the inside, the way the sun lights up the house, middle-of-the-day baths, games, crafts, and a movie. I love how these two have found their rhythm. I knew getting a pup would be good for our little family but I definitely underestimated how awesome it would be for an only child. The giggles. The chases. The friendship. Even the frustrations. All so, so good. Today True said, “You know, now we have three babies: Sockdog, Sockdog [both beloved stuffies], and Lulu.” He’s right. And he treats Lulu accordingly. Also, friends, today was epic as I finally finished my winter break project of organizing TEN years of photos into photobooks. Here’s to a new 2016, more everyday captures like this one, and sunshine. Lots and lots of sunshine.

Saturday, January 2

Here’s to courage, courage and more courage in 2016. May we each take flight deeper and farther into the lives that are calling us. We are all meant for these journeys of courage, delight, and love. This year I hope to open up a bit more, and lean more into devotion of the sacred and the ordinary and the creative. Let’s do this. Together. Xxo

Sunday, January 3

Snow in Portland is a rare thing. And today’s snowfall was a total surprise. Love! We were at the French cafe this morning by 7:30, sitting by the window, watching it fall as we planned out our week, reviewed 2015, and dreamed up 2016. Kind of romantic. Kind of special. And now I’m back in bed for a morning nap as I’m trying to keep the lingering sickies at bay. Happy Sunday, ya’ll!

She is starting to look like a full on English Bulldog. Her face kills me. Every time. Every single time.

Monday, January 4


I’m diving back into work today after a proper Winter Break. I’m feeling inspired, motivated, and just grateful to do what I do. This is a big year for me as I’m celebrating 10 years of starting my creative biz. No art school or art knowledge (art supply stores terrified me!). And no MBA. Just an unfolding of an unlikely passion. For those of you who are feeling the creative nudges like I did all those years ago or if you just want to explore paint and paper and mess making in 2016, I invite you to come join me for one of my online painting classes. Doors are open and the classrooms are full of vibrant, kind, kindreds of all levels and experiences.
Click the “learn” tab on my website for more info ;).

Note to self. Today and always. Both in joy and struggle. Sometimes harder to do the more life that is lived, but the awareness and the reminder are always welcome. I don’t ever want to by cynical or jaded. ??❤️ Today, my first day back at work I’m remembering to also keep my heart open for more to come rushing in. Inspiration, connection, courage to try new ways of doing things. All so so good.

As the day came to a close he got super whiny and frustrated because he didn’t want to head up for bed. “But mmmoooooommmmm, I didn’t get to sit by the fire and think! Annnnd I didn’t get to take a hot bath either!”

Tuesday, January 5

We went on a date night tonight. Star Wars and Italian. Over pasta and meat and drinks there were conversations about the various seasons of our life together these last 17 years. The early years. The years we conformed. The years we unlearned. Becoming parents. Untangling and reconstructing years. The savor years. The settle years. The years that felt like freedom. The hard years. The super gratifying years. So much life has been lived with each other. And I’m just super grateful to be navigating this lifetime together with such heart and devotion. Not always easy but so so worth it. Learning as we go and grow.

Wednesday, January 6


Not gonna lie. This day started out super tough with a case of food poisoning. I’m not sure why, but my body seems to be unwell often this last year. Super frustrating. I think I need to get back on the no to very low sugar train and perhaps dairy. On a good note, by noon I was up and running and feeling great. Got
dressed up in joy and I’m super digging the new boot socks I received on Christmas. ?❤️ PS: for those of you who want to dive deeper into Wearing Your Joy, be sure to check out my ecourse. The community alone is crazy lovely and nourishing. Xxo.


New year, renewed hopeful spirit….

Thursday, January 7


That’s it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!


Kelly Rae

Sending much love,

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Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my creative whispers, and today I’m an artist & Possibilitarian. I’m passionate about creating meaningful art and experiences that awaken and inspire our spirits.

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