Thursday, May 23, 2013


As children we all dream of who we want to be when we're older.  Often it's a nurse, firefighter, or police officer.  When I was little I honestly can't remember what I wanted to be besides the Little Mermaid. At that moment in time my mind saw Fairytale as reality and if I prayed hard enough my barbies in the windowsill would come to life.  Looking back on your life, ask yourself, are you what you always wanted to be?  Who you are is not always defined by the job you have, unless you want it that way.  I believe the person you are is defined by the parent you've become, the friend, the neighbor, the life partner. Aside from my five day a week 7-5 job I am defined by how I spend my free time. What I value as important is what I spend time doing.  One thing that I love to do, and has carried with me all my life, is painting and drawing.  Some days I would spend hours on that blank canvas and others, time would go by and I wouldn't touch it. My life easily absorbed with deadlines and tasks. Sitting down to paint became something scheduled last.  Recently, one afternoon I was exhausted from writing a paper for my MBA program and as I walked down the hall to my apartment I noticed the door left open.  I scurried to the door and walked in; I was without words from what I saw.  A room filled of paints, an easel  pallet, paper, and blank canvases waiting for a story to be painted on them. I turned around and my fiance stands smiling.   

Sometimes it takes a statement from someone who loves us, put in our lives to say..."I believe in you more than you believe in yourself."

Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. 


  1. Yeah, Nick! That is one special man, Mandy. But then, you already know that. Now go create!

    Love you, Joyce

    1. Thank you Joyce! You are very creative too, must run in the family;) Sending hugs!

    2. Your talent must come from the your dads side, as I never had any artistic talent. Great Job Nick. I love you both..


  2. Wow that is awesome! Thanks:)