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A reminder that you get to decide when something in your life has fulfilled the lesson it was meant to teach you, and you get to keep it, or release it.

About this print:

  • 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
  • Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
  • Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
  • Does not come with frame

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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 10/6/2016:

Tomorrow @jasondoesstuff and I are off on vacation for a full week, and I've made the decision to spend that time fully away from social media. That includes taking a break from this daily art project, which was actually an excruciating decision for me, considering I've posted every single day for the past 280 days. I thought it was because I didn't want to let myself down, but after diving deeper, I realized it was more about not wanting to fail at this thing I set out to do -- to post every day of this year. And once I realized that, I was able to see how incongruent it was with everything I believe in to simply keep up a project out of fear of how it'll look to others. My authentic truth is this: the daily commitment is keeping my creativity confined more than it's pushing my art forward. I didn't realize this until last month's #MVcoloryoursoul issue on Freedom helped me see that this commitment was a huge area in which I no longer felt free. ⠀

Keeping up with a daily project is a hard thing to do. But sometimes the HARDEST thing is actually choosing NOT to do a hard thing. ⠀

Sometimes it's soul-strengthening to recognize when you're meeting a challenge not for yourself, but to prove something to the world. It's liberating when you can break free from that.⠀

The point is, you get to make the call. You get to decide when something in your life has fulfilled the lesson it was meant to teach you, and you get to keep it, or release it. ⠀

For me, for NOW at least, I'm choosing to release it. I'm choosing to give myself FULLY to the presence and the space of this time away. I'll be able to come back to the project with fresh eyes and a fresh heart when I return. But at least I'll know I'm doing it for ME, not for fear of what it says about me if I don't. (And thanks to all of you who wrote words of encouragement for this break!)