Friday, June 29


I had a string of experiences this week that affirmed that the universe is always listening. Listening to that mighty voice singing away inside about the vision I have for my life. All morning I've caught myself sorting through the tiny details of the week and scratching my head wondering if all that really just happened?

It started with an email that sent me whooping and hollering all the way upstairs to wake Matt up. Then followed an entire day that bubbled and brimmed with excitement and possibility. I felt confident and sure footed. I had this in the bag! Then the butterflies came last night. Starting in the pit of my stomach and traveling up to my heart. When I opened my eyes at 7am today, my butterflies had turned into a full on swarm of nervousness. 

I got through it by remembering something a guest said on Oprah. Ha. Thanks Oprah!
Basically the guest was asked if she still got nervous before she went on stage. "Hell yes!" she said. Then she said that thing that really stuck with me. She said that whenever she feels nervous, she thinks how there might be that one person out there who really needs to hear her message. That one person who will be forever changed by what she shared at that moment in time. Like me. Who all these years later drew the confidence and ease I needed to swallow my nerves and move forward by remembering her words.

And that's exactly what I did today. I took a huge, nerve rattling chance and spoke my truth. Talked about my creative process and my life as an Alaskan artist. It was awesome. Terrifying. Exciting. Who knows where it will go? What will end up happening? 

What I do know is that I'm proud of myself and my creative journey. I'm thankful that over the years I've learned that it's okay to feel fear and keep walking. You never know where you'll end up. 


  1. This is beautiful and such an inspiration. There is that kind of fear that tells you that you are definitely on the right path, that you are about to do something that isn't just about you, even if you don't know who or what it's ultimately for or about. It is a joy just reading about your experience.

  2. Run toward fear! You are awesome, Amy.

  3. ahhh... Amy. I love your words here. Love how you expressed yourself... the total excitement you felt when you read that email in the morning (the REAL inner child in you who KNOWS who she really is)and...the 'shadow-you' who suddenly moves into your head and brings the 'gift of fear' along for a while. I love that you moved through the fear...and that the guest on the Oprah show one day helped you to do it. (We're all really here to help each other, aren't we?... YOU do it so well my friend.) with Love From Cape Cod, xoxox Sandi

  4. i love that you are a fellow alaskan and that i own a few pieces of your artwork!

    jump in with both feet, are meant to be where you are, doing what you are doing.
    the universe is watching and blessing you.
    [and clearly the universe has your back!]

    It can be so easy to self-destruct in those moments...glad you nailed those nerves down and did your very best. You deserve all the blessings and successes that come your way!