2008 was a rough year for my family but more challenging for my youngest kiddo.
It’s no cake walk receiving 2 liver transplants 3 days apart. You go into surgery one day, wake up just to go into the second surgery a few days later and then be in a medically induced coma for the coming weeks.
In order to keep my head and thoughts above water, I needed another outlet other than studying for my degree because there’s only so much homework you can do in one day.
As an artist, I am always expanding my arsenal of creative outlets and decided that doodling would be perfect while we lived in the intensive care unit. It’s not like I could bring in my wood-burner, though that would have been great. But realistically it wasn’t an option and although I had my crochet work, it just wasn’t enough.
And off to the craft store, we went to pick up pen and paper and the doodling began.
I needed to affirm the words, believe, faith, hope, dream and created different versions of each doodle.
Jump ahead a few years later and I am able to take my art and have them on different products.
Drink your coffee in the Dream Doodle Mug and envision all of the possibilities you can create in your life.
Dreaming expands your imagination and creates room for opportunities, provided you don’t censor your thoughts and talk yourself out of it.
Dreaming can provide new ideas on how to solve problems and lead you into action.
So why don’t you get your mindset support in the form of a mug and every time you take a sip you are reminded to dream?
Give yourself permission to dream! You are only one step away!
There’s no denying that I love my coffee. Truth be told, I’ve been drinking the delicious nectar since I was a teenager and, yes I am slightly addicted (and please spare me all the health reasons of why I should stop drinking something I love).
You see, I come from a family of coffee drinkers and at one point in my life, and at one point I was drinking it all day long, an average of 2 pots a day.
like love coffee.
I applaud the person who decided that this one little bean and engaging it with water came up with this delicious nectar.
I sometimes, wake up to with the amazing aroma in bed with a few moments of closeness with my partner.
And at other times, I sit on my deck enjoying a cup while writing in my journal, enjoying the sounds of nature that surrounds our home.
This is a perfect start to my day.
We have the perfect relationship because coffee understands, and it also doesn’t talk back.
I sit and ponder about the day, conjuring ideas and my next steps. And it’s beautiful.
I know that sometimes it get’s a bad rap and other’s simply don’t like it. I don’t like matcha green tea. It’s all good! This life is about choosing the things we love, like and well make us feel good.
We all over our likes and dislikes and we all choose what we allow to be part of our dreams.
There was a time where my love for coffee was frowned upon. And instead, I chose to embrace it.
There’s nothing wrong with turning your coffee, or tea or other favorite things into your dreams.
But coffee and me, we get along.
I created this t-shirt to show my love for this delicious nectar that helps me keep my sanity.