So since we didn't get a dishwasher this weekend, our Sunday was uneventful. At 4 in the morning, after a 3-hour nap, I drove a friend to the airport so she could see her husband, I got home around 5:30AM, Brian woke me at 11 to go get breakfast, and I went back to bed till about 4. Lazy - yes. Delightful to not do anything but rest on a Sunday - absolutely!
This week I signed up for The She Art Workshop, which is an online course to learn new techniques in multimedia art. It starts Feb. 28th, and I'm super excited to get started!
It's important for me to have a creative outlet to serve as a therapy. The beginning of 2011 has been rough, with my best friend of 10 years having moved to Missouri (or Misery, depending on how you look at it), with our other very very close friend moving with her husband to Germany in March. These two women have served as my rocks for so much, and them not being with me physically will be amazingly difficult to heal from. By no fault of theirs, I've used the two of them as an excuse as to why I don't make more friends.
"I have D and R, I don't need anyone else..."
And now, here I am, without the two of them, and I'm...lost. Now my Friday nights and Saturday afternoons are void of anyone to really waste time with. If I want to get dressed up and go to an adult prom, I really won't have anyone to be down with that. Brian scoffs at the idea, and I'm not close enough with anyone else to feel comfortable being that level of dork with.
So, because of this huge void that their reloation has made, I felt that diving head first into a community of arts and crafts will be a brilliant idea! Not only will I be able to funnel my emotions into a creative outlet, but in the process meet and (my social anxiety permitting) make some new, like-minded friends!
I'm hoping in March to sign up for the Soul Restoration class offered on Brave Girls Club, as not only is it about creating art, but using art as a form of self-healing - which is EXACTLY what I'm looking to do! There's been so much good feedback from the class, and I am ITCHING to heal this lost soul of mine!
Brave Girls Club also offers a daily email containing a "Daily Truth" - here's a glimps into today's truth:
"Dear Unique Girl,
The very thing that may make you stand out, make you feel preculiar... and maybe even sometimes a little bit like an outcast...is probably the thing in your life that will have the most impact on others...as well as yourself."
It's truely inspirational and moving to read these truths everyday, and can connect with how TRUE it is! Usually I'll forward them to a couple girls at work, just as a little pick-me-up to get through the day!