"Her true colours were of tears; her smile, a rainbow." -personal quote
[ Key word: "Chesed." ]
-- When people are around us, they should leave better than they were previously. Rather than feeling discouraged or defeated, people should feel challenged and inspired after spending any time with you and me. Hebrews 10:24-25
-- To be creative means to be in love with life. You can only be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. Matthew 5:16
Kristin Armstrong sums up my way of thinking quite simply:
-- "I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it."
-- Oops, and yeah, I'm actually the kind of person who does talk thru movies, too.
-- My Name is Janela Marie.
ENFP. Hufflepuff. Enneagram: 9w1
American-born, city girl.
Poet in mind. Child at heart.
Dreamer/procrastinator trying to overcome perfectionism/people-pleasing.
Ambivert by nature; more of a listener; very much a giggler.
Attended public school all my life.
Parents divorced; dad won full custody.
Raised by paternal grandparents in USA.
Avid reader of the Bible (KJV, NASB 1995).
-- Taking a break from school.
Still studying classical guitar.
-- Nursing major in college.
Learning Sign Language with my Deaf professor.
Studying classical guitar under my two mentors.
-- I never want to be the kind of Christian who portrays themselves as perfect. I have flaws and I have struggles; that's why I need Jesus.
"For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day" - 2 Corinthians 4:16 (my life verse).
-- All I know is that I want to help people. It has always been my childhood dream to be a teacher and linguist one day; yet growing up, I realized teaching can still happen despite occupation.
-- Aspiring military nurse.
Later, study to become speech therapist.
Ultimately, ASL interpreter for Deaf, mute, speech-impaired, and hard of hearing.
Met my real life doppelgänger in summer of 2010 (we're still best friends today).
Drawing chibi style since the 7th grade in 2011.
November 22, 2011. Redeemed by grace thru repentance & faith.
Vocalizing since the 8th grade in 2012.
Writing with my left hand since January 01, 2013.
February 23, 2013. Created DeviantArt account.
Hand-lettering since 2017.
Practicing Konmari's "Does this spark joy" minimalism since 2018.
Aspiring ASL Interpreter. Signing since February 11, 2019.
Aspiring Classical guitarist. Playing since March 13, 2019.
Stopped being a Sunday-only Christian - barely started reading the Bible for myself outside of church, and finally having devotional time since June 2020.
Painting with watercolour since December 9, 2020.
-- [insert "Nellie: college edition" image here]
Drawing digitally since since January 5, 2021.
Aspiring Multilingual. Writing Hirigana since January 21, 2021.
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(cheers since 2013)
Awesome people worth following
If you've ever..
Taken a blade to that beautiful body of yours,
Skipped a meal at least once on purpose,
Cried yourself to sleep because you 'weren't good enough',
Tried any form of self harm,
Thought of or attempted to take your own life.
Copy this to your profile, let's see how many of us there are.
-- If you were wondering who influenced my Art style, it was:
Life is one grand, sweet song - so start the music
I have so many things to work on,
and so many ways that I fail.
But that's what grace is all about.
And I wake up every morning trying
to get better, trying to improve, trying to walk closer to God.
If the sight of the blue skies..
fills you with joy,
If a blade of grass springing up in the fields..
has the power to move you,
If the simple things of nature..
have a message that you understand,
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Today will never come again.
Be a blessing,
Be a friend,
Take time to care,
And if you find a on your page or comment: I appreciate your existence or words ...but my words have failed me.
Make the most of the day !
Truly--exhausted but nothing I can't handle. Tho, I'll come back to this site when I'm ready. Do take care, alrighty And hope you enjoy Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays as well !
I hope some of the stress relief tips I gave help (if things ever get exhausting).
I will! And I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays as well!
Ah--I'll open them once I've caught up with all owed art (am pretty behind haha). Thank you for your interest I hope you're doing okay thus far !