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a spoonful of confidence.

April 11, 2011

mixed media painting

i debated whether to share this or not. mostly because it felt almost too personal to share on my blog. or just something i wanted to keep to myself and revel in secretly. but i am having a moment of pure exhilaration right now. a feeling of i can’t believe that just happened. i have been living in this haze of pure happiness all weekend long. isn’t it amazing what one word of encouragement will do for your soul? especially when it is from that one person you really respect?

well that is what happened to me on friday. and i am pretty much over the moon about it.

you see, i took a risk and sent a simple email to this certain someone. i really didn’t expect a reply in any way. and i was ok with that. imagine my surprise when that same person left a comment on MY blog!!! total geeky star struck moment. i didn’t even imagine i could feel that way.

a simple comment on a blog might not seem to be very much. but it truly spoke to my heart. and it gave me a huge boost of confidence. since the beginning of this year i have been amazed at all of the confirmations that i am doing what i am supposed to be doing with my life. and this was really just the icing on top of everything that has happened so far.

a few years ago i would have never even imagined that i would be on the path that i am on now. i was too afraid to dream. paralyzed by fear and discouragement. but i am so glad that i made a choice to hope again. because i am now living the most amazing creative life. and i know that there are so many great things right around the corner.

so i think i will bask in this moment for a while longer if you don’t mind. if you are curious who i am talking about, just read through the comments on this post. hint: it was the person who wrote the book that i mentioned in the post.  and thank you to all of you who left such lovely comments on friday. i am so blessed!!!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2011 8:42 am

    I’ll do the “Kelly Rae happy dance” with you!!

  2. April 11, 2011 9:02 am

    She is a star, wonderful that she stopped by your blog and took the time to leave a comment. 🙂

  3. April 11, 2011 9:29 am

    That is awesome Wendy! The post and the comment by lovely KRR. I don’t blame you for being star struck! I love the I choose hope painting. keep up the great work

  4. joanne permalink
    April 11, 2011 3:16 pm

    When I was reading through your comments on that day even I thought WOW! So you must be feeling WOW WOW. Never under estimate the power of words.

  5. April 11, 2011 4:57 pm

    What an awesome confidence boost! It makes such a big difference when one of our role models takes the time to give us encouragement, and I’m so glad you took the time to share the story with us!:-) 🙂 🙂

  6. April 12, 2011 11:31 am

    Such inspiring words! Thank you for sharing your story, it gives me the courage to spread my wings. :]

  7. April 12, 2011 1:53 pm

    That is totally awesome! Happy for you!

  8. April 12, 2011 5:46 pm

    Wooohoooo!!!! Awesome. ness.

  9. April 14, 2011 10:44 am

    It’s interesting how we as humans react to the “celebrities” in our field based on their successes that we hope to emulate. It makes perfect sense to admire Kelly Rae and gush a little when she shows up, but if you met her in person (which I haven’t), you’d probably find she’s just like you, but maybe a little further along.

    I guess my point is Wendy, there are some here that would just as stoked to have you show up at their blog and say hi.

    • April 14, 2011 11:04 am

      thanks dave! i totally agree with you. and i am sure that there are people that she looks up to as well. we are both just at different parts of our careers, and she is just farther along.

      • April 14, 2011 11:24 am

        I forgot to add that I would be one of those that would be stoked to have you stop by; an invitation, but by no means an obligation. Although I can be a typical hard-nosed guy, too macho for feelings and stuff, I still totally dig the artsy visuals from your posts.

      • April 14, 2011 11:25 am

        i did stop by dave! 🙂


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