Color of the Year, Chicago, etc

“I do this real moron thing, and it’s called thinking. And apparently I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.” – George Carlin

Ha! Ha! George Carlin, what a guy – he had such a way with words – spot on!! Even though I have tried as of late to think less and feel more, and I still very much a thinking girl with strong opinions and an increasingly strong voice, and a decreasing sense of needing everyone to like what I have to say. I like to be expressive – can’t you tell?! This green color, the “Color of the Year”, in fact, is our dining room. It is powerfully expressive without saying a damn thing – honestly, I was all giddy with a shit-eatin’ grin the entire time I was painting – what is with that? It’s just so much FUN because it is SO expressive and not everyone likes it. That is what I LOVE about it – it embodies the me I strive to be, and more often than not the response is, wow, you really pulled that off!! That’s what I am talking about!!

If there is one woman in my life who most magnificently represents using her voice and standing up for what she believes in regardless of anyone else’s opinion, and yet remains a truly empathic and genuine and loveable soul it is my girlfriend, Shelise. She and I grew up together in small town Iowa and were like cats and dogs (I keep accidentally writing “gods” instead of dogs… perhaps the Universe is trying to speak through my fingers on the keyboard!), oil and water, I mean we were hard on each other like we were real sisters growing up – but Lord help us if someone else tried to be hard on the other – we did not stand for that – only we could abuse each other. And now, as adults we have a truly blessed relationship – I look to her everyday for inspiration on how to live my life from my heart and with my voice. THANK YOU, SHELISE!

And… da-da-da… PLANTING TIME! I am insanely excited over this garden and it’s seemingly miniature size… I mean, I would call it cute! My rows are really short – it took all of 15 minutes to plant rat-tailed radishes, borage, onions and shallots, lettuce, kales, tatsoi and beets – we had a 75 degree day and I got all excited… and I think it’s been like 50 at the most ever since – there has even been *snow* on the groud (I know, I know, it’s a four letter word in April). This weather is ridiculous. I am losing my patience with it, but trying to keep in mind the words of my wise Shifu… “embrace your discomfort, Sarah” – which is usually enough to, at the very least, get me moving on to the next thing instead of hyper-focusing on what I am disgruntled with. 🙂

I am enjoying my spring break from massage school. It makes me just want to be a normal person and not go back to class. 🙂 I am really excited as I get to go to the Olympic Peninsula next week hiking and camping on what promises to be an epic adventure with my West coast girlfriends, Bobcat and Dipper – no, those aren’t their real names. 🙂 A trip we have been dreaming of for at least a couple of years. Big trees. Cool air. Nature. Truly, a dream come true!! 🙂

The day before I fly out, however is the There’s Only One You Women’s Expo in Stillwater, MN. My first opportunity to be a vendor with Live In Your Radiance – VERY EXCITING!! It is free to attend, so if you are in that neck of the woods, join us and you could win one of the 70 prizes being given away! How splendid! 🙂

In closing, my blog for Live In Your Radiance is also up and running and you can find me bantering on about my cleansing experience Check it out! Oh, by the way, if you are a FB user please click on that white box that has the link to Follow My Blog… mostly I am asking because I need you to help me validate my blog, that I am the real-deal author. Thanks for your help!!

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau