Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thank you from the bottom of my heart


I am not the type of person who likes to be sentimental, but I wanted to say thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who came here and left such amazing words. I cried like a baby because I felt the love and the caring from here. Very tangible, very powerful. And in many ways, the first time in a long time, I felt I did not have to be "strong." And I thank you all for that.

I have no intention to stop blogging, to stop painting, I guess I just needed to recollect, to find my center again, my voice. Because although I debated about how much I wanted to share, I always knew I didn't want this blog to be fake, to be an illusion about a perfect life that doesn't exist. I wanted it to attract the right people, people who like me have struggles, smiles, laughs and tears, who care about their families and loved ones, who get hurt, who have a brave heart, who have bad breath in the morning unlike the romantic movies where they are swapping saliva like they do not need to brush their teeth :-P.

So this is me, bubbly introvert, slightly weird but happy to be, warrior, woman, daughter, sister, wife, friend and above all, real.

July calendar came a few days late, but you can click here and save it to your desktop. Happy 4th of July!!!

22 comments:

Japolina said...

Hope you have a great 4th of July! I'm really glad that you decided not to quit blogging. Anyone who says that their life is perfect is lying.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

If you ever stopped painting what a loss it would be!. I love your watercolors... none of us are perfect or have what is better than another... for every plus there is a minus... just be yourself don't worry about others.. We can't please all.

Sherri B. said...

"So this is me, bubbly introvert, slightly weird but happy to be, warrior, woman, daughter, sister, wife, friend and above all, real."

How beautifully you expressed why it is I love to come here and visit you. :)

Happy Fourth, Ana!

Lois said...

So glad you are not going to vanish into the abyss. I would miss you so much! Have a great holiday-day, Lois.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

We've all been there, my dear. There and back again. Have a wonderful Independence Day and be your own fireworks!

Sofia said...

It is always a pleasure to read your blog and especially see your art, keep it coming, Ana! Happy 4th!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

We adore you, Ana! And we are all here for you, and for each other. Have a wonderful Independence Day.

GVCalifornia said...

Your fine just the way you are. Love your work too. Happy Fourth of July.

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank goodness you are not leaving. Really like your description of yourself. Something we should all subscribe to.
Thank you for the calendar. I say it each month, but I think this is my favorite. That only means you keep getting better.

Riot Kitty said...

There's all kinds of support in the blog community - I never expected that when I started blogging, but it was a wonderful surprise.

Sara said...

I am very glad you found meaning in what was answered in you last post, thanks for the calendar, it is really beautiful (:
have a nice weekend and use it to take care of yourself! (:

LAUGH AN said...

happy to see that you regain a few energy, fighting spirit and... :) you design are such expressiv omg :)
I will save the july month :)

Kyra Wilson said...

I'm glad you're staying (and I'm sorry I missed your earlier posts! I've been out snorkeling in my yard planting trees and such!) Be real. Real is always better, real makes me feel like less of a weirdo. ;)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I am very glad that you will still be blogging my friend :)

LAUGH AN said...

;) Miami and US people give me inspiration so you are a part of it enjoy ;)

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Ophelia said...

I absolutely love to come and visit your blog. Your words are just so amazing.

Magic Love Crow said...

Big Hugs ;o) I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July ;o)

Palomasea said...

And you are perfect just the way you are....a breath of FRESH air in blogland!! :)))
Have a lovely and restful weekend...
xoxoxo

Illusio said...

Hi there..

Firstly, thank you for dropping by and commenting on my post about blogging. Its good to know that people feel the same way I do. Testimony to that is the reaction you have gotten to this blog post.

Your work is lovely and I have added your blog to my bloglovin list.

Take care lovely..
Lorrie

Almost Precious said...

It makes me happy to hear that you'll continue with your blog and continue with being "you".

People are like diamonds with many facets, some light and cheerful, some deep and thoughtful, others more melancholy - but it takes all these many sides to make up who we are. Just continue being yourself for it is this person that we have grown so fond of.

Maria said...

I'm so happy you are okay. Life it's perfect you are right. I have to recollect my self many many times. Artist feel more I believe. You are wonderful, you are special and your art is a true and special gift. Never stop!

Jeanie said...

Hello, bubbly introvert woman warrior -- this post is leaving me with a grand smile on my face.. Sometimes we need to break, to think, to be validated that this world called blogging means something. I know that it does to me. I'm glad you are here.