It’s early April, and I find myself settling in with the animal-cat-dog-duo Filomena and Ponyo, and my lovely (and extremely handsome I might add ) other half into our new home in the mountainous and beautiful state of Colorado.
About a year ago, a series of small, secret goals were set. Those goals were slowly and gradually obtained, secretly filed away into the corners of my brain labelled “hopes and dreams” while I silently worked away at attaining these mysterious and elusive things. Until, one day several opportunities arose that simply could not be overlooked, and here we are. It’s a little wild. Why so quiet, you ask? My immediate goal of escaping the black hole that is my home town was my primary motivation, however, there’s something to be said about keeping your plans to yourself. Did you know that a study from 1933 proved that announcing your plans to others satisfies your self-identity just enough that you are less motivated to to the hard work that is required? And trust me. It was a lot of hard work.
A quote from Sun Tzu also sums this up pretty beautifully:
“Let your plans be as dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a Thunderbolt” -Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Its an exciting and exhilarating time. We are doing what we came here to do, professionally, creatively, and otherwise. It’s an amazing experience to watch the universe manifest your intentions, and see others close to you succeed.
Things on the horizon:
- Preparing for Market Season, and the next phase my my creative career (Done with that 9 to 5, byeeeee.)
- Lesson Plans. Writing them, collecting them, illustrating them.
- Re-branding: Check out the changes to my etsy shop and facebook page.
- Channeling Lynda Barry and maintaining an illustrated journal. I’m almost ready to share it.
- Growing all of the things.
In the meantime, I’ve enjoyed being a brand-new explorer in my own town. There’s lots to keep busy, The US News & World Report did just rate us the 5th best town to live in in the nation after all 😉 and #1 certainly isn’t very far away. I’m currently caught up in bookstores. I discovered Poor Richard’s today *swoon*.
Enjoy a few explorer-photos below. Stay tuned for upcoming creative endeavors, and don’t forget to follow Studio 2 on Instagram!
Visitors and happy-residents of Colorado, what are your favorite (and least favorite?) facets of the state?
Welcome to your new home. ❤