Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bloom Where You're Planted

This week's Art Journal Caravan Challenge was to take the statement, Bloom Where You're Planted, and illustrate it. Our guide, Tangie Baxter, who issues the challenges, admitted she just doesn't get what this means. I agree, it's vague. It can mean a number of things. It's one of those phrases that I've seen around, but never really zoned in on what it means to me. So that was the challenge. And here is my entry:
Here's the journaling:
What do you mean this wasn't the plan? You have a unique opportunity to show the world that it's not how much you have, but what you do with it that matters. Stop wallowing in what could have been. This is you life. It's all up to you to share your gifts with those who's lives you touch.Maybe you're here for a reason, after all?

This is me talking to myself. I struggle, as I'm sure many of you do, with why I'm here, and how I got so far off course. But maybe this is the plan. Maybe the change of plans was the plan, all along. I've recently started some new chapters in my life, as I've shared. And every time a start a new adventure, I want to remember this sentiment. It'll be my "kick in the pants" when I get overwhelmed with the direction I've chosen.

So, what does it mean to you? Something different? Similar? I look forward to your comments....


  1. To me is say, "Whereever you are is where you're suppose to be, so make the best of it." AND dear Cindi, you are exactly where you should be.

  2. Wow - I just love this post, Cind. The words you write are so so true. I agree with PK, that you are exactly where you should be. We need to give ourselves a break, dear, and stop beating ourselves up for the directions we have chosen. When we look at our biggest blessings, we must remember that if it were not for the paths we have taken, those blessings would not be with us. And that is just too much to take. You are where you should be ... and I love to watch you bloom ... in every chapter of your life.

  3. Cindi, this has always been one of my favorite sayings in my adult life! I live on a cattle ranch ~ 60 miles from the nearest town ~ and always was encouraged by that thought! While there are times for change, it's not always about finding a new place or new people, it's about being myself and my best right where I am!
    LOVE IT!