12/30/14 Notes to Myself: As the year comes to a close I realize how much courage it takes to live on the "precipice" of life. It takes even more to "jump off" and sometimes I don't want to. But I can't experience living any other way. So I'm learning how to fly! I know I am on a journey of coming to "edges" where I can't turn back. I must continue to strengthen my wings. Jumping off the precipice is how I get stronger. Each time I jump, I realize I am lifted to face new fears and challenges. My courage, faith and trust expand. In many ways this blog has been a "jumping off" point for me. A risk much like my decision to pursue my love of painting. And so it continues to be. Initially I hoped for this space to be a creative extension to my primary work as a painter. I've meandered around with what that might look like over the past year. Sometimes providing tips and insights but not feeling like I've really found a home with it all. I like the idea of Notes to Myself. They may be sporadically articulate but there's no guarantee. That's more like me anyway.