i still love mason jennings. lately, i keep going back to this one particular song where he sings “life is something that you can’t control….when you try to hold onto it, it makes you let go.” i’m reminded that it’s when i get sick that i’m forced to let go – to slow down, nurture, and loosen the grips on life a little . it happened last april, and it’s happening again now. the lesson keeps coming around and around until i get it: slow down and let it go. every time i don’t, i get very ill after all the excitement of travel/projects/holidays are over.  so, that’s what i’ve been up to – forcing myself to take meds, hot baths, and to get better fast.

i’m also coming up with a plan for myself in 2009. my words for 2008 were self-care and balance. and i’m making them my words again for 2009. again, i believe the lessons keep repeating themselves until we finally get it. and these two words sum up my ever revolving lessons/needs/wants/wishes/goals. my hope is that if i can find ways to balance my days with work, play, and self-care, then i’ll be happier, more creative, more productive, and healthier. that’s the hope and i’m all over it for 2009. because, frankly, i will be SO embarrassed if they are my words for 2010.
i know there are a ton of words out there circling for 2009. now, one week into 2009, how are your words feeling? what are your words? why did you choose them? what is your biggest wish for yourself in 09 (i’d love to know)? and like me, does it take you several weeks to really start in on new year beginnings (please say yes)?
ps – i wanted to thank memory makers magazine for publishing a fun how-to article i wrote for their current issue. the jan/feb issue is in stores now!
pps – and this is killing me. in the best of ways. can you believe it? can you? so many people, friends, kindreds have pulled together to make this happen. it’s so exciting to witness, really.

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 and nourish their creative souls.

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