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Disenchanted Lullaby {28/52}

She wanted it so much... to hang by the moon and swing in the clouds. But her plans became disenchented when the moon began to fall apart, much like her dreams.

Sometimes things don't work out the way you plan and you become disenchanted by your dreams, but that doesn't mean you should give up. You may fail a hundred times before you succeed, but that is part of the journey to success. If you give up every time you fail then you'll never reach your dreams. 

I had my iPod on shuffle the other day and Foo Fighter's "Disenchanted Lullaby" came on. I started thinking about what that meant and when I was rejected by a agency earlier this week, I too became disenchanted by my own dream. For a long time I've wanted to create images for book covers, so I applied to an agency who handles that market, but was turned down. My images don't fit into their style and that's okay. It doesn't mean that I will never accomplish this dream, it just means that it's not going to happen right now. I was bummed out at first, but I decided not to let this little bump in the road keep me from following this path that I've forged for myself. I will try again, and again, until I get there.

The funny thing is, every time I'm rejected by a magazine or something that I've submitted my work to, I end up selling one of my pieces. So I want to thank everyone who has ever purchased my work (and even if you haven't, thank you for following my journey and taking the time to read my blog). You are the ones who keep me going. You may not know it, but you do. Every time I feel like I'm failing and want to throw in the towel, you pick me back up with your overwhelming support. I can't thank you enough for that....for believing in me, and hanging a little piece of my heart in your home. Every image I create has its own story and I share a little piece of who I am with each one. It's an honor to know that there are so many wonderful people out there who have connected to my stories in some way and can relate to my personal journey. That's really what this all about anyway.... connecting.... sharing.... healing. Thank you. I am eternally grateful to you.

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