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Everyone knows the saying....when one door closes another opens! Does one have to close in order to open another? I don't think so, however sometimes in order for you to move forward you have to make choices! How many doors are you willing to open to find the right one? How many do you close? Can you leave the key in the keyhole just in case you want to come back or decide to lock the door and throw away the key?
Behind every door there is something waiting for you....you don't always know what, but there is something....good....not so good.....and sometimes you just don't know even after you get there!
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The only thing you can do is take the key, unlock the door and take a peek or open it wide open for whatever comes your way! If you are a risk taker you will do the latter. I have taken many chances, walked through many doors not knowing what I would find on the other side. So far I have never run into anything I couldn't handle, was it always easy, no, but would I be happy if everything I did was handed to me on a silver platter? I don't know. There have been times when I will admit it might have been nice, but until you do it yourself you will never know what you are capable of accomplishing.
I have been going through so many doors over the past year, making sure I was taking care of everyone else....at home and with my business that I have forgotten about me....and it finally caught up. I can see Steve rolling his eyes, shaking his head and saying....I have tried to tell you to slow down, do something for yourself and let everyone else take care of themselves for a while. I do hate to admit when he is right!
There are only a few days left in the month of May....only a few days for me to get some things in order because I have decided I am going to take some time and do what makes me happy. We are flying home to Arkansas in a few days to spend time with our families. My niece is getting married on the 6th and the week of the wedding we have lots of activities to attend. It will be fun, but busy! Remember the beautiful journal here, my friend Sue Pieper gave me....I plan on putting it to good use while sitting on the beach, listening to my favorite music blast over the house, and play in my flowers (this rain and wind have really done them in).
So before the rumors start flying...I am NOT closing the doors on MMCA or MMCA Marketplace....I am just going to make it easier on myself while I continue to see them grow and as some of our newest members have said, they see the links everywhere, their friends are members and MMCA seems to be the place with things happening and they want to be a part of it. There are several new things in the works for both MMCA, the group as well as MMCA Marketplace. I will still be running them, just from the beach with my BlackBerry and Laptop for awhile! Who says a girl can't have a little fun while she works?
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My plan is to have a swinging door that I can use to come and go with ease while I refocus on my art and what I truly want to be doing with it. I have some opportunites in front of me that I need to focus on and in order to do so I need to refocus on what really matters and what will bring me to my happy place in the art world.
You know it is a shame it takes a health issue to slow you down enough to think about which key(s) you should use. I leave you with a question....do you have doors unopened that you would like to see what is on the other side?