Day 9 Creative Challenge – Find the positive

Two days ago on the way home from Easter I was forced to take a ditch to avoid a head on collision. The guy in front of me was hit, but the damage wasn’t severe. In the process of swerving I tweaked my back. I have hurt for 2 days from stiff muscles. Yet, I’m grateful for just sore muscles. My son was in the back seat and I was hauling glass and cast iron patio furniture back from my parents. So many factors could have gone badly in that few seconds, and they didn’t. For this I feel blessed.

Today, I want to make the challenge a creativity lesson in being positive. Take the negative things, the things you worry about, or things that annoy you and find a positive light in them. Sometimes when I’m really struggling, this is a challenge I give myself.

Here’s a few of mine:

I was ran off of the road and into a ditch, pulling muscles in my back.
I am ok, there was no damage to my car, and my son was ok. We were able to drive away.

I struggle financially at times to make ends meet.
I have a roof over my head, my needs are met, and my life has so much love in it.

Sometimes my 4 year old acts up and I’m clueless at what to do with him or about it.
It is an opportunity for me to learn. We will both grow out of the ups and downs together.

I never feel like I have enough time to get everything done I want to do.
It makes my priorities clearer and I don’t waste time or energy on things that don’t deserve it.

What are you struggling with? How can you make it positive?



About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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