On my first day of business…. I didn’t sell a thing

I would like to share a thought or two as I smile at the good fortune of my first day of business. I opened an Etsy shop “Artisticlyxpressed”

I was sure something good would happen and knew I would sell some of my art. I will smile and say I didn’t sell a thing. Sounds kind of odd to say that yet I was the happiest I have been in some time as far as where and how I will transition my life to what I choose rather than what I have to do.

Sometimes life gives a bigger gift than we had hoped for. I had been hoping for a sale a few dollars in my pocket and validation that I was on the right track to living and being me. Dreams? No I choose to be me and make my choices and desires reality a path I took years to find.

On my first day of business I didn’t sell a thing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I got scouted and invited to showcase my art! I have been trying to get in local galleries after many ” we are not taking new artists and you need to be recommended” statements I am happy! I wanted to share this smile and perhaps a few more.


Better than a sale!

If you are in the areaย  it would be awesome to see you stop by and say hi! I could use and would be grateful for your support. I also have to sell 20 tickets the proceeds are used to help upcoming artists of all types by hosting shows like this one. So if you are in the area please come and see the exhibits and support the artists as well as the arts. If not and you want to just help me and or the art community please buy a ticket. If you buy one from my first art showcase not only will you be investing in the arts you may find satisfaction in knowing you helped me become famous! lol ๐Ÿ™‚

I thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two… Iย  couldn’t resist sharing my joy with you all. Even a day when you start a new venture and don’t sell a thing can be a day of great joy in a very unexpected way!


Thank you for being you and being the positive change our word needs by sharing your smiles and sharing your love you are helping make our world a better place for all we share it with. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Joe


I have been learning to trust myself, not my ego self my inner self and in doing so learning to let go and in turn learning to trust my creator. Sounds kind of odd to say that in a way, my lack of trust in myself was a dis respect to my creator and to the beautiful human being I was created to be.

I have been observing as I learn and travel my journey how much of what I have been doing I have been doing on auto pilot so to speak or what is expected by society or family and friends. Do I really choose what I want or do I just conform? There are things I have brought upon myself by doubting and not trusting me and in turn not trusting my creator in doing so.

I am learning as I have been getting to know who I am to trust who and what I am, auto pilot has been my most chosen form of transportation on this journey. I have allowed the outside world to bounce me to and fro, rags to riches, riches to rags not good enough too good…. I met a friend on here a couple of years ago as I was really trying to understand and change my life in a positive way. He asked what did I really want, from life, in a relationship, to be happy. I was intrigued by the question and have thought much about it, I finally sat down and answered one of those questions. It took much thought more than one would think as there are so many options and directions to choose from. I suppose it takes knowing who I am and from there I could decide what I really want from life.

As I pondered I began to notice my thoughts were tainted with the outside influences and conditions I learned and embraced over the years. It has taken years to sift through all those influences and find my truths and will be a process that I will be doing till I am no longer here. Most of the outside influences have been those that say it isn’t possible to have that or be that. As I have found who I am, I know that anything is possible, In me is the energy and love that created me. That same energy created all that is, I am here and exist, nothing created has no purpose or it wouldn’t have been created. To not trust who I am and trust the outside influences has been the biggest lie I have embraced. Many years learning from the lie I embraced and in fact created by doing soย  has taught me to trust in being me. I trust that I was created to be me, I trust the process of becoming and being me as I was created and exist for a reason.

Funny things happen when we choose to be who we are rather than who society and our friends and family think we should be or are. We feel alive!

I would like to share a link to a friends blogย  http://relationshipreinvented.com/

The posts this month are about Trust and as I have been learning to trust myself I thought it might be of interest and even some help if you have questioned yourself about trusting yourself and others as you journey through life. I am learning and have great trust in the process of becoming and being me.

Thank you for sharing your time with me and allowing me to share a thought or two. I am grateful for your doing so as well as your support friendship and smiles. You are all a great gift to me as you share your thoughts and your hearts with a smile. Thank you for being the positive change our world deserves and needs making it a better place for all we share it with. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Your smiles and your love are changing our world and universe in a very beautiful and positive way, thank you for being you. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Joe