Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday at NARF

Sunday's adventure found us at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival (NARF).
I don't know much about rowing, but find it interesting and a little mysterious.
So when a friend invited me to join her to watch a young man from USC row,
I thought it would make a fun Sunday morning.

It was a beautiful, hot day in Newport Beach and the event was much bigger than I expected.
Teams from all over California and the Western states were here.
Here I am above with my Paige and Scott overlooking the beautiful Newport Back Bay near the finish line.

The adorable young man we came to see here is Ben, who is in his first year at USC
and behind him is his mother, Robin Glasser, who is well known for her illustrations
 in the Fancy Nancy series of children's books. 
Thanks to my friend Jessica and her daughter Kayla for dragging us down here for some 
unexpected fun and adventure!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Patience and Persistence...

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Been feeling a bit down lately! Still looking for a job...not a specialized, technical, 
one-in-a-million job. Just a simple, entry-level, part-time, administrative job. 
Who'da thought that would be so hard, time-consuming, emotionally draining, 
leaving me with so much self-doubt. 
I won't take it personally (even though I want to).
I know my number will come up eventually.
I know I've got what it takes.
Patience and persistence will get me where I want to go.
  In Life and in Art!
Now, if I could really listen to myself and apply what I just wrote
 to my art making, I'd be doing great!
 But, I'm finding it very difficult to take these emotions and idle time and put it to canvas.
It's challenging to focus and get into the groove when my mind is so preoccupied.
I wish I was better at just letting go and being in the moment.
I wish I was better at not over thinking everything!
I wish I could trust that everything is unfolding just as it is meant to be.

I need to trust!