2019...Are you ready to embrace it?

Saturday, 12 January 2019

(a simple painting I did last winter)

The past couple of weeks have been rough. The flu has left me 2 weeks without sleep and have taken all of my energy. I thought I had avoided getting sick at all in 2018 and then life thought, nah, better throw it at her before the year ends. And it has been a never ending flu. Just when I think i'm getting a good day I wake up the next day feeling even worst. 

Anyways, moving past me complaining about the flu, let's talk about 2019.
It's a new year and although it's obviously not starting off great for me, i'm ready to embrace it and do my best to accomplish everything I want to achieve. This year will be all about motivation and inspiration for me. I want to focus on my creative side, the side that I usually keep half locked away, a creative mind imprisoned partially in a darkness. What I mean by that is I've let myself become lost over the past years. My inspiration had drained, my mind too heavy, I lost a big part of myself. I've always been a very creative and artsy person when I was young and then I grew up and I let things hold me back like my anxiety and fears. I kicked myself down and made myself believe that I was not good enough and there was no point to even try. And that makes me sad because I could have done so much more, I could have created so much more if I just pushed and believed in myself. I could have been very happy. 
This year i'm going to put everything I have into creating things that matter to me. I'm going to allow expression to lead the way. Art used to be a way for me to express a part of my soul, say the things I wanted to say or let different emotions out whether that be sadness or happiness. I never share things with people and never allow people to see me feeling anything but happiness, it's just something I've never been comfortable with. That's why art has always been a way for me to express those things because it's not to anyone in particular but as i'm drawing or creating something, I feel like that's my way of expressing parts of myself into the universe, allowing my heavy shoulders a chance to rest. I also found myself writing a lot recently, little poems and such and it feels good so I am also going to focus and writing more as well. 

2019 will not be about changing myself but embracing a part of me that already exist. 

What are your goals for 2019? 

- Kelsey xx


  1. I hope you're feeling better Kelsey! I didn't have the flu, but I had a cold and a sinus infection on my birthday/Christmas! Last month was rough for me too! I basically slept on my birthday/Christmas lol! Embracing who you are can be a beautiful thing! Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year!

  2. I love the painting you did last winter!
    You are young, beautiful, very artistic, creative, intelligent, and very talented!
    Kudos on your goals of positivity and embracing your creative self.
    My goals for 2019 are to reduce clutter, get up the courage to make necessary phone calls, and take better care of myself.
    I hope you feel better and have a very healthy, successful and happy year 2019!


  3. Such a nice painting! I like how you are focusing on your creative side.


  4. Happy new year without flu and energy.
    I wish you can embrace yourself and discover new talents inside you.


  5. I love this. "Allowing expressing to lead the way". I am far too much of a perfectionist, but I want those reigns loosened, and what better way. Hope 2019 will be everything and more for you. And that you're feeling much better now too.


  6. You are really good at painting! Please go on...

  7. What a beauitful illustration

  8. This painting is very beautiful! Have a great day.

  9. Lovely artwork ♥


  10. I love your intentions and goals for the new year, babe- time to get after it! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. Good luck with your goals, I have some blogging goals this year xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  12. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeee.fr

  13. Amazing Illustration!

    Lots of Hugs <3

  14. Such a lovely painting!
    Good luck babe!
    Kisses, Paola.


  15. I hope you're better off with the flu.
    I loved that phrase "2019 will not be about changing myself but embracing a part of me that already exist" I think that is also my goal.
    I'm sure 2019 will be awesome for all of us!


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  17. Wishing you the best of lucky in 2019! I know you will embrace the best version of yourself. Hope you're feeling better. I know how frustrating getting sick can feel.

    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

  18. What a beautiful image, I iwhs I was as talented as you are. I know you said 2019 did not start well for you, so I really wish things are getting a tiny bit better for you now. Sending you all my virtual hugs :)

    Happy Saturday!

  19. Amazing! So nice to return to creative state and enjoy what you've always enjoyed doing.


  20. Hi Kelsey
    the creative genius is what makes the world move, I think you do very well in betting on it. Bet on writing if it makes you feel good. sharing it with us, we learned a lot from the sharing and embrace this year, as the Spanish say with "muchas ganas" !!!
    take care


  21. Hope you are fully well again now and having a great start to the new year!

    Gemma x

  22. Amazing painting! Thanks for the beautiful post!
    Have a nice day)

  23. Sorry to hear you have been so unwell, I hope you feel better soon! It sounds like you have a lot of great things in mind for 2019 and making more art sounds wonderful! :)

    Hope that you are having a good week :) We finally got a break in the heatwave last night and it was so welcome!

    Away From The Blue

  24. I hope to read and see more posts from you.
    Nice artwork.



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