10 Life Lessons I Learned From A Tough Year

It’s never too late.
Every day is a new opportunity to start fresh. If I feel trapped or stuck or headed in the wrong direction, I can change.

I don’t know everything.
No one does. And when I need help, all I have to do is ask.

It’s okay to feel angry, hurt, disappointed and sad.
Sometimes I need a distraction, but other times I need to sit in my feelings for a while and feel them.

My choices don’t have to make sense to everyone.
Trusting myself is enough.

I’m not alone.
There are people who love and support me, no matter what.

Forgiving myself is essential to healing.
I’ve made mistakes, and I’ll make more, but it’s not good to wallow in the past forever.

Some things are sacred.
I don’t have to share or explain everything.

I’m stronger than I ever imagined I could be.
It’s tough making decisions, especially when they involve others, but I can make them. One day at a time.

Perfection is overrated.
I don’t want to be perfect. My flaws make me human, and unique, and beautiful. They make me, me.

Stop waiting around to start living.
Because someday is today.


It’s been nine months since I’ve shared anything in this space. Since then I’ve quit a job, started a new job, got divorced and started a new relationship.

I feel vulnerable admitting those personal things to you, but it’s the only way I know how to move forward. And “forward” is what I’m very excited to tell you about.


You might remember my old site: Organized Creatives. After some much needed soul searching I’ve decided to change the name and focus to happymuses.com.

To celebrate, I’m sharing my favorite (and most requested) PDF printable: A Letter to My Future Self when you subscribe to Happy Muse Letters. No need to resubscribe if you’re already on the list, just check your inbox for the PDF.

I’ll share more about this new direction over time as I play and experiment with content, so follow along on Facebook, TwitterInstagram for updates.

Let’s create things that make the world awesome,