(how i feel this week: exposed, yet protected. small, yet big. – oregon coast)

oh my. this has been, hands down, the strangest and most labor intensive (heart + body) week of the entire year.

in the wee hours of the morning, as i finally breathe myself to sleep, i’m having heavy realizations that my heart has been released to the world – all packaged inside a book where i spill my guts, my experiences, my journey, and my thoughts for the readers as they make their way, too. it makes me feel vulnerable, exposed, nervous, happy, thrilled, alive, scared, and downright out of sorts. during the day i seem to be ok as i try to stay on track with a giant to-do list. it’s at night when i want to fall apart, when all the emotions release at once. i sent my mom an email (i’m without a phone today) this morning requesting prayers – a rare gesture of asking for help and something i need to do more of. with all of this book talk, my world feels a bit small, huge, and selfish all at once – tough waters for me to navigate this week inside celebrations and nerves.

what’s been holding me up in exuberance mode, rather than nerves mode, are my family (my sister has been calling with happy tears), my friends (who have endlessly listened to me as i process + celebrate), and the many emails starting to roll in with “my book arrived, my book arrived!” – all so important and meaningful to me this week (thank you).

for those of you who receive your books, i would love it if you would please consider heading over to amazon and writing a quick review. amazon reviews are so powerful in how these book do in the long run – i would so appreciate it.

ps- i sent an original painting to one lucky pre-orderer. i can hardly wait for her to get it. i feel a bit like a secret santa claus 🙂

ok, back to regular blogging soon…

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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