Thursday, July 12, 2012

Adjusting Sails


I have this incredible desire to follow my heart.
It's like a wind that pushes me to do things.
If something doesn't feel right, I trust my instincts
and I go with what feels right.
I feel like I am blessed with strong instincts.
We all are, but I know when to follow them.

This has been a hard week..
Brad and I broke up.
I won't go into details since it's personal..
But I'm sure people were wondering..
especially those who follow my facebook or twitter.


I'm adjusting.
Because that's what I do.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be – Marcel Pagnol.

30 comments:

  1. I'm sorry about the breakup, but I hope you'll both be happier for it. Be strong!

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  2. So sorry about the breakup! I went through one that was pretty rough recently.. I found your art/blog a few weeks ago and I just absolutely adore you! You're such an inspiration! Keep doing what you're doing - blessings will find you. Stay strong and know that we think you are amazing!!!!! :) ~ Heather

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  3. Aww honey. Keep following those instincts.
    "If you're going through hell, keep going."
    ~Winston Churchill

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    1. Thanks Bethany! One of my favorite quotes. :) Thanks again.

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  4. oh no! You've been through so much. You always pull through with such aplomb (though I'm sure it must not feel like it at the time) - that's what I like about you (besides your art of course).

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    1. Thanks so much Ken. :) You are too kind.. I really don't feel like I pull through anything with any aplomb or class. I feel like I stumble through life most of the time.

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  5. I have only been following your blog for about a week now and I can't thank you enough for what you do here. My heart and sympathies go out to you in a tough time. I felt so compelled to reply and tell you that in your pain you have helped and encouraged me. Your words found the right ears. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you commented, and I'm glad the words found you.

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  6. I'm so sorry you're going through such a tough time. Break ups just stink! I hope that things get better soon. *gentle hugs*

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    1. Break ups totally stink! No matter who is breaking up with who. I just hate it! Thanks for this comment. :)

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  7. I'm very sorry to hear that, Rachael! :( I do hope you feel better soon. Even a broken heart continues to beat. ;)

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    1. It's true.. My broken heart i s still beating. One day at a time. :)

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  8. I too have been hugely inspired and influenced by what you do here. I'm sorry that you're going through tough times and am sending all kinds of positive energy your way. Keep being wonderful, and remember that love is all around you

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    1. Thank you for saying that! And thanks for the positive energy! It definitely helps.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your break up. You're going to be stronger for it though, and you'll grow from it, you're a survivor for sure.

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    1. I think I will. Sometimes it's hard to see what good can come from a terrible situation, and sometimes it takes a while before you can find it, but I'm sure I will find some good, and be stronger. Thanks Georgia. :)

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  10. Sorry to hear about the breakup. It will take time for each person takes a bit of you with them. Know that God loves you, simply for who you are.

    kikoprincess.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much. :) That's a good reminder.

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  11. You seriously are self centered and delusional.

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    1. You are probably right.. have a good day!

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  12. I'm sorry to hear you and Brad broke up! But if it's for the best, you have to trust your instincts! You are one tough cookie and I know you will get past this and move on! Sending happy, healing thoughts:-)

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    1. Thanks. I feel I need to trust my instincts.. sometimes it's so hard! Thanks for the happy and healing thoughts! They are helping!

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  13. So sorry Rachael! But like the others have also said, you are one tough cookie, you'll pull through :)
    I came across your blog a bit more than a year ago. It was around the time when I broke up with my husband-to-be on our wedding day, and decided that Id just let everything go. I stayed home for about a week, which was when I came across your blog. You, your positivity, your art and your way of thinking just got me thinking and get back to my feet.

    I know you alreadty know the pain from years back, I know that you will miss Brad, and I also know that you will be ok! You will be fine, just keep on following your instincts, and keep on doing what you do, it will turn out right :) I trusted you a year back, you can trust us -the loving and caring all over the world followers if you wish- on this...

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much for this. What a brave woman you are! I'm serious about that.. I'm so glad you found my blog and that it was able to inspire you, and thanks for this comment, it was able to inspire me! Thanks again. :)

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  14. One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses. (Quote by - Henry Miller) ..So I admire you for your ability to follow your instincts and not passively waiting for things to happen .. Thank you for inspiring me, I have been following you for a while now. Un abbraccio, an italian friend x

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  15. You, I know from getting to know you a bit, have incredible instincts. You know to trust them and to trust the process. Love to you in this adjustment period.

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  16. Everything happens for a reason, right? So sorry about you and Brad... but things will look up soon, I love your positive attitude and I'm sure things will work out! ((Hugs))

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  17. Hey Rachael, love your blog. You inspire me with your courage. You are going to be OK girlfriend. I love Aretha Franklin and she sings a song called "A. Rose is still a rose", great song, very empowering. No matter what happens you are a "Rose", beautiful and strong. Plus, you have blog friends who love you. Take care of you. Sending you big hug. Ciao. Julia

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