for my girls

August 20, 2007

Thanks to you, I am getting over myself. I am learning to let go and let loose.

Thanks to you, I am accepting the fact that I am an artist, which probably explains why I feel the waves of self doubt in the first place. Oh, the artist temperament.

Thanks to you, I have felt brave enough to try new and scary things, like participate in two art shows and a craft fair.

Thanks to you, I am apologizing less. Why? Because I have learned that sometimes I just don’t give a rat’s ass.

Thanks to you, I am making time for myself. I am listening to my heart. (I was a little dubious that it told me this year to pass on the retreat, and I felt tiny nudges of regret when I saw the pictures of the grand time you no doubt were having, but I know I made the right decision.)

Thanks to you, I have role models and mentors and big sisters and little sisters and dear, darling friends.

Thank you, my fierce and beautiful tribe. I adore you. I hope it’s not too long before we laugh and color and dance together again.


  1. pixie says:

    i hear ya, nutmeg. it was hard to stay home with all of that superpower cavorting up north! dancing must commence soon.

  2. andrea scher says:

    that was beautiful girl~

    and you were missed.

  3. Fran says:

    What a wonderful post, Christine.

    I hope to some day be able to say lot of these same things.

  4. Katrina says:

    I loved reading this. Somehow, over the last year and a half, I’ve learned that sometimes I don’t give a rat’s ass too. :D

  5. kris says:

    I miss you!!

  6. penelope says:

    You know that role model thing? You are so definitely mine. :) You are magnificent in so many ways, miss!


  7. keri says:

    I love that, thank you so much!

    i want to say ‘ditto’.

    love you!

  8. Alli says:

    You have always been my object of idol worship. You continue to amaze me.

  9. Swirly says:

    I cannot tell you how many times I have wanted to pinch myself for the fact that I am part of such an amazing circle of creative, inspiring, powerful women. Thank YOU.

  10. mati says:

    i adore this post! and i’m so excited for you and what’s to come! yay!
    i ‘specially liked the rat’s ass part;)

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