I love when I get to fill out occupation. I straight up, always, put ‘artist’. I sometimes think about adding blogger, but I don’t get paid to do that and laughter might follow. I love it because soon after I usually get some tattoo glances 🙂 But I especially like when I have all the kids in tow. I think some people think, “Really?” like is that a for reals job, but it is. It totally is. I have so many dreams and aspirations for where I want to take this whole artist and blogger thing, just so so many.
I love to create. I’ve told you guys this part before, but I feel it’s just one of the ways God designed how I would function…how I would cope and deal…how I would survive. It runs deep.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about hosting woman in our home for craft nights. Several months back Josh and I discussed it and I started brainstorming craft ideas. I like the idea of woman hanging out together and spending time being creative. Talking it out, eating and fellowshipping for the evening. I’ve even started my lists of ladies…my guinea pigs…who would test things out and give me feedback. A dream would be to do this with total strangers…meeting new woman every week and making friends. Ever since I experienced Craft Weekend…I’ve had the fever. It was just such a wonderful experience…a rare one.
I think I could do it…could pull it off. Then fear sneaks in a bit and starts throwing all the doubts of “would people really come”…”how are you ever going to pull this off in your home with 4 kids”…”you’ll fail miserably”…and these doubts could continue on for days. But there is something deeper in my heart…something I feel God pulling me towards…this love and care for other woman…this investment in friendships…this opportunity to be hospitable and to invite people into our home and love on them, probably the best way I personally know how. It makes me all tingly and googly eyed. It makes my heart flutter.
And I take a deep breath. This is quite possible and oddly enough, it feels freeing in a bit of a risky way. I’m anxious and excited to see what God has brewing…maybe He’ll say “go for it”, maybe He’ll say “reign it back in Laura”…either way, today my heart and head are all crazy with thoughts and ideas and dreams. Today is one of those hope filled days.
“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” -Vincent Van Gogh