A Work In Progress

January 29, 2011 at 1:18 AM 4 comments

Much like this piece of art that I have spent a little time working on, I am a work in progress. I am constantly growing, learning, and sharing. Every step of the way I run across something new– new friends,  new places, new heartaches, new goals, new inspirations, new scars, and new adventures. Sometimes though, I can’t see past the mess that I am far enough to envision the beautiful masterpiece that I am going to be one day. Just like this “rough sketch” I can feel like I’m never going to get there.

But also like this rough sketch, if I focus on the positive things, and I work diligently to improve my “problem spots” then I will be on my way to something incredible. It will take lots of time and effort, plenty of determination, and I can’t get off track. Sometimes it takes another caring eye to see problems that I might not, and that person can kindly help me grow. In much the same way people can criticize me until I feel like I am ugly and worthless, but that does not mean I will not be beautiful someday. I just have to keep shaping into who I want to be, and I can’t let negative comments keep me stuck where I am.

Just like me, this drawing is still a work in progress and we both have quite the ways to go. Unlike this art though, I will never be a finished work because I will always have room for improvement until I die.


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Happy Adventures,


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re·sil·ience My Own Little World – Matthew West

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jaclyn Rae  |  January 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Heather, you impress me so much. Seriously, your art and your writing and your heart are all so completely beautiful. You’re gonna do big things with your life, I’m sure of it 🙂

    • 2. Heather  |  January 29, 2011 at 4:18 PM

      I don’t even know what to say to that, other than “If the Lord wills, I will follow.” and of course, “Thank you,” 🙂

  • 3. Shiku  |  February 16, 2011 at 6:04 AM

    Like fine wine (which apparently neither of us drinks lol), we get better with age 😉


    p.s. the art: S-T-E-L-L-A-R

    • 4. Heather  |  February 17, 2011 at 8:42 AM

      I love how you compared us to a fine wine, because it makes me think of this song that I used to LOVE (and honestly, still do). The chorus is along the lines of “There might be a little dust on the bottle, but it’s one of those things, that gets sweeter with time, there might be a little dust on the bottle, but don’t let it fool you, about what’s inside,”

      I always loved that song because I felt it had a strong message about not judging a book by it’s cover. 😉

      And thank you, for the very kind compliment about my art.


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