Monday, January 21, 2013

Alicia Renee, My Therapy, My DIY

God is teaching me to say yes this year.  I can already tell.  He is also teaching me to use the talents and desires he has given me this year.  I can already tell.

Within the very first few weeks of 2013, I have been blessed with the opportunity to share my DIY (whether with my sewing machine, my paintbrush, or my camera).  I have been ASKED to share.  For anyone who knows me for more than 5 minutes, they already know that I love creating.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  God created a perfect match for me when he led Rusty to me 14 years ago. I am married to a man who LOVES to build and design.  He understands and supports this deep need because he shares it too.

Something I hear constantly is when do I have time.  I make time.  I skip laundry.  I skip dishes.  My poor husband knows I skip cleaning the bathroom.  I make time.  I gave up scrapbooking for awhile after our first born was a few months old.  Anyone with a newborn understands why.  Time seemed nonexistent. When I came back to it a couple years later that is when I realized I am a better mom and a better wife when I have a creative outlet.  I need it.  I crave it.  Its my therapy.  For some its running. For some its reading.  Both of which I enjoy (I use enjoy loosely when it comes to running!).  But I most crave creating.  I feel accomplished and worthy.  I type those two words and realize how strong those descriptions are and it almost feels silly, but it is true.

I am stepping out this year to share my love of ALL THINGS DIY.  I have created a page on Facebook to start.  I am still not entirely sure of what this will look like as time goes on.  As I create something that I believe may be of interest to others, I will offer it in my store.  In the age of Pinterest so many people want what they pin, but I have realized recently so few have the time or resources to create it.  My chance to share!  I also am fairly good at admitting failure (I HATE it but I will admit it!)  So that may be how this plays out too.  Stay tuned.

I anxiously await looking back in 11 1/2 months as 2013 comes to a close to see what God has done for me.  If January is any indication, WOW!

Oh, let me just say I have the coolest, most supportive friends ever.  I wouldn't have the confidence to pursue this if it wasn't for Bobbie, Amanda and Mandy.  Oh and Emily too! Seriously, if this flops, you girls are RESPONSIBLE.  No pressure.  

My husband and mom are very supportive too, but I expect nothing less of them.  They don't count.

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  1. I love you! You are going to grab 2013 by the ***** and make it your year!!! You are someone I admire so deeply :-)

  2. I am so excited for you guys. This is an incredible opportunity for you & I know you'll hit it out of the park!!!