A reminder to put in the effort it takes to nurture the relationships you care about.
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 9/13/2016:
Relationships are probably the most consistent thing I struggle to balance in my life. Not because I don't feel the need to connect with people, but actually because I feel that need SO deeply. I'm an introvert and I need A LOT of alone time to recharge, especially when I spend all day using my creative energy and focus making things. When I get a free moment, rather than comment on social media or reply to an email or call a friend, all I want to do is be STILL and recharge alone.
BUT, recently I've realized that while investing energy in keeping up relationships might take effort, that's no reason not to make it a priority. I WANT to be able to have meaningful conversations with more of you in the comments. I WANT to cultivate friendships. I WANT to grow my relationship with Jason and meet new people too. And that just means I need to set aside the time and put in the effort. Not at the expense of my own self-care, but in addition to it. If I can spend just one more hour a week connecting with people I care about, then that is worth it to me.
We can't be everything to everyone and we can't sacrifice our own well-being trying to be a best friend to everyone, but we can put in the effort it takes to nurture the relationships we care about.