Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Fresh Start- The Big Purge

After installing new flooring and painting all the rest, I have a blank canvas. I am taking this opportunity to begin anew. While I rebuild my studio and work spaces I am sorting and purging. Each object lucky enough to find a home in the new space is either completely functional and needed or a true thing of beauty and a treasure. The rest will have to go live elsewhere.

I will be listing destash lots on etsy so stay tuned.  I have far too many vintage cameos, brass stampings,  costume jewelry both pristine and for repair, vintage chatons and the like.  My purge may result in an amazing bargain for someone else.

In 2012 I began the purge and committed to design the life I envisioned for myself. Not all of the process has been easy.  I had to say goodbye to people in my life that were toxic. I spent too much time trying to rescue those that really just wanted to wallow in their misery. Walking away is really tough.  I paid the price for allowing myself to be taken advantage of both financially and emotionally.

I realized that I can be of service to others only when I am my best self.  In 2013 I will focus on healthy habits in all areas of my life so I am able to continue teaching and mentoring in addition to running Lulu Max.  I have always found great joy in being a positive force in my community so I will continue a long standing tradition of volunteering. It is also my honor to be a speaker at Sharon Hughes Launch Your Creativity event this spring where we come together to help you reach your creative goals.

I really just have one rule for 2013: Do not let fear get between you and your goals. What are your fears? What do you need to purge?

Together we can do anything!!



  1. Good for you. Grabbing reality by the wings and flying is enriching. I have a couple of toxins that I am releasing this year, as well. Hard choice, but has to be made. I need to fly and be me! Can't wait to see how this studio morphes.

  2. Great posting! It has truly been a pleasure getting to know you and I am confident that you will achieve what you set out to do. I love the part about mentoring and supporting others. Women need to make sure that we do that for each other. It's such a win/win situation!! Can't wait to see you again and hope it's sooner rather than later!!

  3. I'm right there with you! My living room is full of STUFF to go through before it goes back into whatever container. Just be careful, I puled my back out doing mine!!Good Luck!!xoxo-cin