My theme this year has been to create. To make art. See art. Feel art. Be art.  Part of that existence has brought me closer to art museums. I’ve always loved the spaciousness and expansiveness of an art museum. Every piece of art confidently occupying its own little place in the world. Proudly presenting the finished product of what was first only a figment of someone’s imagination. Only a thought that became an emotion and moved outwardly through the body until it radiated from those walls.  The interesting thing about a work of art is that everyone sees it differently. No two people see the same work of art the same. You see what you want to see. You feel what you need to feel. And you believe what you want to believe. Everything that’s happened in your life leading up to that very moment when you’re standing in the presence of that art has created your perception of it.  We are all like that too. You, as the artist, know your story. You’re creating it everyday. Moving it from a thought to an emotion then outwardly through the body into this world.  But you are also the art. Everyone you encounter in this lifetime, from a passerby on the street, to the barista at the coffee shop, to your coworker, to your best friend from home, to your siblings, parents, lover. They all carry a different version of you in their minds.  There are a thousand different versions of you out there, drifting around.  So continue standing in your space as the artist. Continue to create the version of yourself that you’ve imagined. Those who feel compelled to stop, study, know, and understand your work will always stay.  And whether it’s for a moment or a lifetime you’ll have shared a piece of yourself with them, forever occupying a little place in their world.

My theme this year has been to create. To make art. See art. Feel art. Be art.

Part of that existence has brought me closer to art museums. I’ve always loved the spaciousness and expansiveness of an art museum. Every piece of art confidently occupying its own little place in the world. Proudly presenting the finished product of what was first only a figment of someone’s imagination. Only a thought that became an emotion and moved outwardly through the body until it radiated from those walls.

The interesting thing about a work of art is that everyone sees it differently. No two people see the same work of art the same. You see what you want to see. You feel what you need to feel. And you believe what you want to believe. Everything that’s happened in your life leading up to that very moment when you’re standing in the presence of that art has created your perception of it.

We are all like that too. You, as the artist, know your story. You’re creating it everyday. Moving it from a thought to an emotion then outwardly through the body into this world.

But you are also the art. Everyone you encounter in this lifetime, from a passerby on the street, to the barista at the coffee shop, to your coworker, to your best friend from home, to your siblings, parents, lover. They all carry a different version of you in their minds.

There are a thousand different versions of you out there, drifting around.

So continue standing in your space as the artist. Continue to create the version of yourself that you’ve imagined. Those who feel compelled to stop, study, know, and understand your work will always stay.

And whether it’s for a moment or a lifetime you’ll have shared a piece of yourself with them, forever occupying a little place in their world.

Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.