Today marks a huge milestone in my life, and signifies an accomplishment that looms nearby. This is the first day of my thesis/capstone program which, when completed, will mean I will have my masters degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology! 10 weeks to go…and this is the first day. I have chosen the neurological affects of the art making process on the brain, as my topic, specifically as it applies to depression. I speak from personal experience that *something* happens during that process. It is my job to investigate the whys and hows of the whole thing. I think it will be fun, even though I was ready for this thing to be over….months ago. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my entire life.
One of the things that has always held me back has been the drama thrust into my life by other people. This time, I nipped it in the bud by eliminating all dramatic negativity and simply focusing on that which is positive. I have nurtured close relationships with my husband, my mother, my best friend, with my daughter-in-law, with my own daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, and I find myself thriving while the drama queens ceaselessly continue to evoke drama in their own lives as they dwindle into the nadir of their own unhappiness. Not my deal and I’m not interested. You see…I’m happy.
My life is simple and uncomplicated. I have my art, my family, my work, my friendships and my home. These are the things that make me happy. I create something each day and I try to be kind to everyone that I meet. No more. No less. Life is good and I am thankful for it.