Friday, June 05, 2009

emotion, life, feelings, love, etc.

Sometimes I wonder about this whole blogging thing. But then I remember that I have a hard time expressing myself to true self, my real self. And then I read this post: Nadia. And I remember that I have a hard time revealing my true self to others, and so do those others...

Every hug I receive is accepted with a full heart. Every hug I give is a miracle unto itself and is one I don't give lightly.

I love each and every one of you who read my blog and whom I consider a friend...even though I might not ever tell you. I have come to a realization as I approach the dreaded 30th birthday. I am not good at expressing my feelings. Not to my husband, or my friends. I wish I could tell all of you how much you mean to me, and how deeply I feel your loves and your losses. But I can't. And I don't know if I will ever be able to tell you to your face how much your presence in my life means to me. You have each taught me something about myself that I wouldn't have discovered without you. You have all reached a part of my soul that I thought didn't exist, or wasn't enough to make mention of.,

I want to recognize you by name, to make real your effect on my lif:
-Nadine, because you found true love and you live your life according to your plan and no one else's. Because you are "da bomb"
- Talia, because you love God and your family so much that it is an inspiration in itself that you are so good to your girls and to your husband and your faith, and to yourself. And you are so creative and humble, and refreshing.
- Kim, becuase of our bonding times at TM, and the fact that you have such a beautiful and wonderful son, and a new baby on the way and you have dealt with so much in your young life, and yet you are so wonderful and positive and full of life and hope
- Veronica, because you are so bitchy and awesome, and I can relate to your love life and your sarcasm and your cynicism, but I also know you just want to experience as much as you can and get as much as you can out of life
- Laurie and Nadia because you helped me find the artist within myself and helped to coax it out into the open. And because I can look to you as an example of what I want my life to look like in 10 years. You are such amazing and powerful role models to me and I thank you for that. You have no idea how much you inspire me everyday.
- Chantel, because I never had such an idea of myself when I was your age. You are so amazing and smart, and wonderful, and I don't even think you know it. It's hard for me to hear you say you want to be awesome like me, when I want to just be able to go back in time 5, 6 years and be as confident and mature as you are. And see what my life would be like then.
- K.C. Truth be told, I have a girl-crush on you. You are this talented, amazing woman, in this unsassuming and unknown body. But you are so cool and creative and it just blows my mind...I LOVE YOU! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!! If I was a boy...wait...I've said too much!
- Anam, because you have overcome so much in your life and have fought so hard for all the things you hold dear. I see a lot of myself in you, and sometimes that freaks me out and pisses me off, but mostly it shows me that if you can do it, I can sure try and make the most out of what I have as well. Your girls are so amazing and I can't wait to watch them grow up and become the wonderful women I know they will be.
- Juli, because you are so organized and I can only ever hope to be as "with it" as you are. You are so courageous to follow your dream and put yourself out there to be criticized, but to really make something of yourself that you are proud of and that you excel at so gracefully. You are my hero!
- Jill, because you love with all of your heart, even if that means it might get broken. You give the best boob hugs and I will always appreciate your compassion, especially when I'm feeling down. You make me laugh and make me think at the same time.
- Kara, because you are a woman entrepeneur! WOO! And you are honest and compassionate and loving and you put a little bit of yourself in everything you do. And you are a total sweetie.
- Kirsten, because even though I have known you only a short time, I have come to love your sense of self and your passion for things that move you and interest you.
- Lindsay, because you are so smart and smart and smart, and know so well what you want out of life that I wish I had such sense of self at your age. Plus you are my Saturday buddy and I am so lucky to get to spend one whole day with you every week (more or less!!). Your art is so beautiful, and you create such unique things and you aren't concerned with what is in style or "cool" just do what feels right!
- Lisa, the other, because you share my name and you are a mom and you deal with the same things I seem to deal with. And that makes me feel a little less alone in the Universe. And I have always loved your scrapbooking style...have I ever told you that? You have an unassuming way about you, but I know that mind of yours is always going, thinking of new ways to do things and smarter ways to scrapbook. Plus, I have a feeling that my attitude towards being a stay-at-home-Mom is similar to yours...
- Kennedy, because even though I give you a hard time, I want you to know that you need to find your self and your heroes and your role models and that there is such a big world out there for you to experience and figure out...on your own. Don't let anyone's opinion of anything get in your way.

Feelings...too much for me. Must stop now and get Lucas to bed.


Sorry for the sappy feeling a little existential tonight. Hopefully I will get creative tonight and post something a little more "useful" later. My Techneek is up, so check it out.



  1. oh wow~ I am honored. Thank you so much! I hear you loud and clear and will try and mirror this sentiment of being true about my feelings for those I care about. Well said!

  2. Lisa, i Love love love you. But you already know that! You really hit the nail on the head with those girls. I couldnt agree more with you. you are soooo right! I can easily express i love people but i cant always express why as well as you just did. Thank you lisa! Love you!

  3. Even A agreed with you...

  4. **hugs** your have a big heart girlie and an awesome mind. thank you for including me in this.

    I could nearly say the same word for word about the other girls too - which is freaky in its own way :) especially KC :)

  5. Oh Lisa! When I should be sleeping I am here, eyes filling up with tears. Thank you. I have learned and am trying to recognize on a daily basis that we are all the same. We all have the same victories and the same losses- each with it's own unique twist.
    You are so fabulous & beautiful, don't think for a second you're not! I inspire to be an artist like you, to just create and shut off my inner critic. She quite frankly is a bit irritating. We may not hug like we each do with others but I always am excited to see you, and to see what you're creating.
    So here's a huge cyber hug and thank you again for not beig afraid to tell all those amazing women how you feel. It's a gorgeous quality!

  6. Oops, I don't know you and I don't know the girls you are talking about, but still my eyes are filling up with tears reading this post.
    So much love... so beautiful!!
    I almost feel like an intruder..;-)


  7. Aw Lisa I love you too! I'm at work and can't type anything I might cry from typing. Your right though Jill does give the best boob hugs.

    PS> your my favorite scrapbooker.

  8. Lisa! I think that what you said to us all was SO sweet and exactly what we all needed to hear! you are such an inspiring person and you are so funny and kind and i really do wish i could be you! but you just made me feel like maybe its okay to be me if i cant be you! :)

  9. Hey Lisa that's so sweet! It's been great getting to know you better :)

  10. You are so sweet, Lisa! It was so nice to read through your post about all of the people that mean so much to you. I think we could all be better at telling the special people in or lives just how much we love 'em!!

  11. Lisa, your amazing! I admire you so much, you are so brave, you truly know who you are and express your true self in everything that you do. That is something I wish i was better at and struggle with everyday. As for being a mom, I know what you mean about not feeling alone, it's comforting to know that there are others with the same worries and doubts and joys that you have. You are an amazing women and I know all of the other girls would agree!

  12. hey girl! you inspire me! love watching how you challenge yourself and all the crazy amazing art I see on here, techneeks and at the store. keep on doing what you are doing and your life will be filled with creative joy - everyday. ciao!


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