My name is Aleasha and I would like to welcome you to “My Creative Peace”, it’s awesome that you decided to stop by! Basically, the idea for this blog came about in a few different ways. First off, I knew I wanted to take my creative journey a step further and this is exactly when I had some friends and family suggest I do a blog. I’ve always loved writing and documenting the events which have happened within my life. I am a firm believer that in order to grow you must first evaluate your flaws, your past mistakes, & the wrong-doings of others and that you must use the knowledge to better yourself and your soul. When I am having a difficult day and something is just not going quite right, I often will look back at old diary entries from years ago in order to make myself feel better. I mean, it’s kind of a weird theory – and I have no idea why it makes me feel better, but I think it all must have to do with the process of healing. Going back to certain times in your life and seeing how you were feeling when times were more difficult, can often allow you to understand and finally see how far you have come and how lucky you are to be where you are today. Finding peace within your life can be a weird thing, and I have found it in ways I never thought possible – taking risks, asking questions, & allowing my creative energy to run wild has helped me in ways I could not have thought possible.
Secondly, you sometimes need to dare yourself. Which is exactly what I did about a year and a half ago, kind of like a new year’s resolution (but with no reasoning behind it really). I decided I was going to say yes to anything that came my way and that I was finally going to take advantage of opportunities that had been offered to me. Please note: my one condition was that the opportunity had to of course be something that could end up being positive in my life and I did have some limits when it came to saying yes to something. AKA if someone asked me if I wanted to try some illegal substance I was obviously going to turn that opportunity down (which I hope goes without even saying)!
I had found that all through high school & college, I usually said no to anything extracurricular. Not because I was lazy, and not because I wasn’t interested, but usually because I was scared. Scared of what others would think, scared to fail, and mostly scared of being disappointed with myself. It was always easier to wonder if I would be good at something than it was to physically go out and do it, and see for myself. I always struggled with the idea of being good at something, but not being the best. Or trying something new, and thinking I would be good at it, and then trying it and feeling like a failure. And that is exactly where this resolution has taught me a lesson, and that is that you will never know if you are good at something until you try. You can’t be the absolute best at everything you do and that’s ok. Take time to enjoy each and every opportunity that comes your way, and you will always benefit from the lesson and memories you take away from it.
And lastly, I’d have to say the best part of my resolution was doing things I never thought I could, and meeting some really amazing people along the way. From finally completing a professional makeup artistry program (which had always been a dream) and becoming a professional makeup artist, to taking part in community theater, and now doing this blog – these are just a few of the opportunities I have been lucky enough to say YES to in the last year and a half.
I hope you enjoyed this first story time, and I look forward to doing lot’s more with you and experimenting with My Creative Peace. Remember – you never know what you are capable of until you push yourself to try something new and exciting. Give my say yes approach a whirl – and I PROMISE that you will not be disappointed.
Until next time friends,