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Welcome!  I’m Crystal.  My creative process is something to the effect of whim ⇒ action ⇒ sink or swim ⇒ details, so you will probably be able to tell this is a new blog.  But I’ve jumped in and I’m kind of figuring it out as I go.

A few years ago I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  This is an amazing book that I highly recommend to everyone who will listen.  It holds a beautiful message inside.  It opened my eyes to the fact that I was living my life waiting.  It’s taken me a while to get here, but I am focused on living my life now.  No more waiting.

In a nutshell, I’m learning to lead a positive life where I am an active participant and I am sharing pieces of that through this blog.  It is a process of figuring out what my best life looks like to me.  Certainly it doesn’t mean being stagnant, as I have been.  It doesn’t mean being ruled by anxiety and fear, as I have been.  It doesn’t mean being my own worst enemy, as I have been.  These are the things it is not.

What should it be though?

This is where I’m going with this blog.  It’s my journey and one day, it will be my success.  I want to share the things that make me happy.  Everything from traveling to some great writing pen I found on the internet.  I want to share the ways I have learned to fight anxiety.  The success I will have in starting to write more.  And because life isn’t always positive, I will also sometimes share my disappointments and frustrations.

Hopefully what I go through will