It's Monday. I've gone for a walk, had a smoothie for breakfast, and I settle into my home office to make my list for my work day. Sounds good and balanced, looks productive, but one simple task tumbles into another, and one on top of that, and then circled back, oh and remembering to not forget—and I seem to 'and' my day away.
Hello and happy day! This is a past-post, something I wrote when I, "worked for the man"… that’s what I call trading my time for someone else’s vision. I have "worked for the man" at times when it seemed I couldn’t do anything else. The wolf who knocks at the door is relentless. When the debt to income ratio was off-balance and I felt hopeless about my Creating Happy vision, I would commit myself to finding a great job with the lessons I needed, while being of service. This is my account of the last time and hopefully, the last time I will "work for the man!"
Wow! The lessons I have learned in the last two years have been big and real and just what I’ve asked for really. Not always fun but taking the bad with the good is just living. There have been some serious ugly-crying sessions, bouts with depression and some amazing and sparkling breakthroughes. I have come to know and accept myself more than I thought possible, and the ever-expanding gratitude for my life and capacity for love and joy is almost incomprehensible, until I experience it and reach for more!
One of my most favorite quotes—“Why Just Float through Life When You Can Make Waves,” was my mantra when I was in my twenties, and it was my first written design. My business, Creating Happy has been the culmination of years of experience with my love and purpose as an artist and creator of Happy things. I felt like I was just ahead of the wave with Creating Happy when I set off on my artistic journey again in 2009. I was ready to jump on my reliable board when the time was right, and ride that wave to the dreamy, purposeful life I had imagined for soooooo long.
I didn’t realize I was creating such a path for growth and understanding when I decided to name my business Creating Happy. I really try to live my life intentionally, and since Creating Happy was what I wanted to do for me and for you, there was just no other name that fit.
Hello and Happy day, whatever day it is and wherever you happen to be. My name is Debi and I am a Creative… I draw; pencil, pen, ink, marker- greeting card designs, prints, book illustrations. I paint; watercolor, acrylic, alcohol ink. I write; books and posts, I published a children’s book that I wrote and illustrated. I develop products; Share the Love Packs, Feng Shui Kits, (I know there’s more but the specifics escape me). And I teach art; private and group lessons to kids, painting and drawing practices to adults. I have been doing something with my art and other creations for over 30 years. I also really 'Injoy' all things Happy. And as I live intentionally, I named my business Creating Happy.