I read this article a few months ago that discussed the fact that we don’t celebrate enough. Celebrating things could actually lead to healthier, happier, longer lives. I’ve thought about this article a lot since I first read it. I can get so caught up in running a business or addressing my health that I look up and realize I forget to celebrate with people. I want to focus on celebrating the engagements, the job promotions, the personal triumphs that don’t seem that important, the babies, business accomplishments, LIFE.

Yesterday I launched my first ever online shop to sell a large collection of original artwork. I sold half of the collection in 24 hours and basically wanted to lay on the floor and cry from happiness. I told myself that even if I sold TWO paintings, I would be proud and would continue painting daily.

When I got home, I found a package waiting on my door. On it, a big green sticker that read : LIVE PLANTS. I opened it up and immediately knew my friend Meghan had sent them. I quickly texted her and she told me she was proud of me.

Seriously. Crying. For 24 hours, I felt so celebrated. All I want to do is turn that back around and celebrate others. And that’s what I shall do! I hope to be sharing the fun ways I celebrate in hopes that it rubs off on you and all of a sudden we realize we’re just living in one big fun party.

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Comments (5)

  • Congrats on a successful launch! I hope you kept some of your beauties for yourself so you can enjoy them and reflect on the experience regularly!

    • Thanks Kate! And yes – I did! I kept the huge one (6x7ft) in our studio. I will never forget when I look up from my desk!

  • Hello Allison!

    I listened to your interview on Elise’s podcast today, and man, I’m so glad to know about you and your blog, and your paintings! I clicked through to your shop, and am absolutely in love with “Dive Right In” (it makes my heart do little flips when I look at it), I would absolutely purchase it if I could, (not lamenting at all, I think it’s more than worth the price tag, I’m just a student with no disposable income at the moment ;b) But I just wanted you to know how much it resonated with me :). Thanks for living your dreams on a daily basis; your enthusiasm is contagious.



    • I actually got tears in my eyes when I read your comment! Thank you so much for your sweet comment – it makes me light up!

  • Haha, Well, I’m very happy to hear that :). Have a good one!

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