I can look at this all day and remember the free feeling I had. I can smell the air and feel the salt on my skin. I can hear the waves crash and simply breathe easier looking off into the horizon. Anything is possible when the water speaks to me. Enjoy your day. 🙂 Exhale.
If you are reading this, I want you to know that you matter to me. I think your soul is beautiful. Finish your day with smile knowing that there is someone out there, whom you have never met, who is blessed that you are alive!
If you are passionate about something, pursue it. Life is fleeting and too short for shoulda, woulda, coulda’s. Believe in yourself even if others do not, because ultimately, only you are responsible for your happiness. If you do not believe in yourself, then the journey will be filled with doubt and angst, but valuing your own self worth and recognizing that your are exactly where you are supposed to be in life, either to learn from your situation or so someone else can learn from you. I never set out to be a writer, but my collective life’s experiences have enriched my writing and I am a better person for expanding my horizons, learning other cultures, and gaining a respect for all living beings. I have tried new things and I have succeeded in some and failed at others, but in hindsight, every step or stumble has taught me something. I believe in myself and look forward to the rest of this Journey called Life. I vow to keep my heart and mind open and will appreciate every chance I get to inhale and exhale deeply. Go out and enrich your lives, and remember to always enjoy the process.
To All of My Student Artist Out There;
The Artwork Contest is winding down to a close on June 30, 2013!
Please be sure to submit your work via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the submission guidelines located in the ‘ARTWORK CONTEST‘ tab above, under the ‘How To Enter’ menu. I will evaluate the submissions and update you all on the chapters that do not have entries yet, so check back later this week to increase your chances for becoming a Published Illustrator! Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, Happy Creating! Remember to Always Search for the Sunshine in Life, and Enjoy the Adventure!
All My Best,
Jennifer Phillips Russo
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