how i found out
i woke up this morning with a feeling. the i LOVE what i do feeling. the i can’t believe that i get to live this creative life feeling. i have been in a constant state of euphoria since yesterday. is this really happening to me? *pinching myself.
this story really starts here, when i blogged that one of my goals for this year was to get published. and then a magical thing happened from simply putting my intention out into the universe. because you really never know who is reading your blog. and that is how i was published for my very first time in this magazine.
this was the first thing i had ever physically sent in. and soon i was writing an article for the summer edition of art journaling. it felt so much more official this time because i was writing an instructional article on how i made my journal. but when i was writing it summer felt so far away.
fast forward several months of waiting. they tell you that sometimes your article gets bumped to the next issue. and art journaling is only published twice a year. so that meant that it could possibly not even come out until winter of 2012. so you just wait to hear if you made it in the magazine before announcing it to everyone.
so i found out in may that my article actually did make it into this summer’s issue. and i was completely thrilled. but i was waiting to even mention it here on the blog until i had a copy in my hands.
but then a funny thing happened yesterday. a fabulous, unbelievable, shocking, remarkable, delicious thing happened. roben marie stopped by to congratulate me on making the cover of the art journaling. my first thoughts, what?!? my little heart went pitter patter, pitter patter. how could this be true? surely the editor of the magazine would have contacted me to tell me if i was on the cover of the magazine. how could i be the last person to know? and in a state of unbelief, i had to see it for my own eyes.
so robyn sent me this link, and there it was for all to see. my art on the cover. seriously? i mean this doesn’t happen. getting on the cover my very first time in this magazine. that is HUGE!
i have since contacted the editor. she said that she felt bad because she meant to send me an email before they posted the magazine up on the site. it truly is a little humorous how i found out.
if there was a word for being shocked, honored, grateful, full, amazed, in awe, happy, elated, fulfilled, humbled, and on cloud nine, then i would use it to describe exactly how i am feeling right now. even still, it would not describe the true depth of my heart. i just feel so blessed.
god has truly blown my socks off with this one. and it’s moments like these that tell me i am right where i am supposed to be, doing exactly what i am supposed to be doing.
thanks for sharing in my celebration with me today and for being my biggest cheerleaders!