Art & Shenanigans in October

Art & Shenanigans in October

Hi there, I hope you are well this week. I am working on a few commissions In the meantime, I decided to start setting up at festivals and events that cater to artists and curating all of my displays right now while mapping out the inventory I will need on hand for it all – this will definitely keep me busy as those tend to die down over the colder season. Also – the winner of the Wood-Burning Kit has not stepped forward to claim it – so I will do another drawing tomorrow (Friday, October 29th) and select a new winner! Commissions and custom orders for the holidays have to be in by November 39th so that I have time to create them for…

Review of July 2021

Review of July 2021

I am here to do a review of July 2021 and share personal and business events that happened. I want to get more personal with you and perhaps a little bit more transparent because the best way for me to grow is to share all the things and something that’s really been helpful for me is to not just set goals and do the work but also review how things are going in my life and business in general, so I am going to do a monthly review moving forward. My Goals for July were Continue to consistenly workout Read for 1 hour 3-4 nights a week Continue with the 90 Days of Creativity Record a new course for the Rebels Academy Keep blogging here and…

Review of June 2021

Review of June 2021

I am here to do a review of June 2021 and share personal and business events that happened. I want to get more personal with you and perhaps a little bit more transparent because the best way for me to grow is to share all the things and something that’s really been helpful for me is to not just set goals and do the work but also review how things are going in my life and business in general, so I am going to do a monthly review moving forward. Let’s kick it off, shall we?! Two of my kids had a birthday – one turned 29 and the youngest turned 18! I started a new workout regiment that has me exercise three days a…

Wedding plans and activities

Wedding plans and activities

A few months ago my kid told me about his and his girl’s wedding plans – something small in front of the justice of the peace – two months later it turned into something more … and something quite beautiful. I think what I love perhaps the most about it is that it was too true to who they are as people and as a couple – he wore his work pants and a purple shirt and she wore a black dress and went barefoot – I quietly cheered that on! This was so beautifully done and I am thrilled that I could be part in some way. I wrote about the rustic wedding guest book here! I am really impressed with how they pulled…

Life can be a bit disappointing

Life can be a bit disappointing

I don’t love that life can be a bit disappointing but I also know that sometimes it’s just how it goes. For the last 10 months, I had been emotionally invested for a move, for a relocation that I have been craving for a really long time. Moving out of this state is something I have talked about for 10+ years and it seemed that a dream I had would finally come true. I was excited and thrilled even though we faced some challenges along the way and that the year ahead would have been tough. And then boom – just like it’s not to be. I am disappointed, sad, and also frustrated. An alternate plan emerged and I want to feel excited about it…

Having some fun Roller Skating

Having some fun Roller Skating

Do you remember back to the days of your childhood roller skating? While we had roller skating rinks we all preferred to cruise on the sidewalks and in the streets. I suppose that’s life in the suburbs where traffic is less in those secondary roads. And man were we fearless cross the streets. I can still see it – the streets of Hofheim weren’t all that safe with us cruising up and down on our skates or playing street hockey in front of our house. Where I live now – in rural Virginia – I couldn’t even imagine roller skating on the road without the worry of getting run over by a car. And forget finding a place or even a park with paved walkways…

I miss running but I get to crochet
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I miss running but I get to crochet

I miss running. I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could achieve 2021 miles this year – and I’ve already been a bit behind at the beginning of April – but then the thing I dreaded happened. I went on a run not just to focus on my challenge goal and regular exercise routine but I had just a difficult moments just the day before and for the best release and processing happens during a run. What I didn’t count on is how have that event actually impacted me and so instead of focusing on my run and pay attention to the trail my head was so consumed by all of my feelings that I tripped and boom sprained my ankle. Initially I…

Changes in latitude – a move ahead
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Changes in latitude – a move ahead

Changes in latitude = changes in attitude! 31 days and my partner is Texas bound. I will be following in 2022 and there are reasons for that. Lennon has one more year of high school left and he’s also transitioning into adulthood and as someone who has a disability, there are a lot of things that happen for him. Since he is in a specific program for his schooling we thought it is best if he’d finish out the year before the big move. I could have probably figured it out in Texas but with a pandemic still having over our heads as well – we are certainly choosing a path that makes sense for Lennon. He will get to graduate with people he knows…

Petra’s 2021 Goals
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Petra’s 2021 Goals

Even though it’s already the end of January I wanted to share my 2021 goals with you. I actually spend the entire month focusing on my content for the year and getting myself organized. Once again, life and the last year have put in perspective what’s important to me and 2020 was familiar to us as we had socially distanced and isolated ourselves after Lennon’s liver transplants to keep him safe. And somewhere in the middle, my partner had emergency surgery sewing an artery back together that he accidentally nipped while at work, leading us to some life-changing decisions. When the pandemic hit and everything shut down I started retreating from social media and reduced the scrolling. I focused on supporting my clients and did…

Balancing productivity with doing nothing

Balancing productivity with doing nothing

Balancing productivity with doing nothing does not come easy. There is no question that I could be productive for 6-8 hours a day, working, working and working some more. And looking at my list from yesterday, I managed to record 4 videos for my journal course I will be releasing soon, met with my accountability partner, and decided to launch a Patreon community. Yep, I veered of my to-do list! I didn’t review my social media nor did I work on the wood-burning. Instead, I chose to honor my own needs and take a nap instead which was followed with a day of chilling on the futon and watching crime shows. I believe that if you are able to manage 3 things out of 5…