Recently, I was having one of those days. The kind of day where you get dragged down by everything in your life that is not how you want it to be. Questions about the uncertain future, the regrets of the past, and the confusion of the present flooded my brain. So, I reached out to a friend who I figured may understand my current emotional storm. Her comforting words were so beautiful I just had to share them here.
And sometimes I wish that I could be more simple, and easy to please.. but I am not, and neither are you. Maybe people like you and me are old souls, swimming in a sea of new souls who haven't had lived enough to want a meaningful life. We are delicate flowers that need the rain to grow ..surrounded by cacti that could flourish on sunshine alone. Even when people like you and I get to a point where we are so content that we can't imagine life getting any better, it won't last long..because we crave growth and meaning.
I hope if you're reading this, you're lucky enough to be one of those people my friend described. So the next time it rains, just remember it's all there to help you grow. :)
Me and Maya
Hi, I'm Jamie, the founder of The Mayalouise Project which is an experiment of my company Mayalouise.
I started selling art on Etsy under the name of Mayalouise in 2012. It was a calling from my artistic soul as I found myself stuck in unsatisfying jobs and looking to make some kind of a change. As I always loved embarking on creative projects I decided I needed to start something of my own that expressed my true nature. I didn't find a niche, I just started creating. And I called my Etsy company, Mayalouise. Here's why....
It all started with my cat Maya (middle name Louise). I saw her on a rescue site and drove from San Diego to Manhattan Beach to meet her and it was love at first sight. She was a small black cat- timid and calm. Healing from a fight while a stray, she had her jaw wired and her right eye had been removed. Patches of fur were missing on her legs and tummy. But she was BEAUTIFUL. She was PERFECT. She was healing and loving and I couldn't help but adore her.
Oddly enough, people make comments about Maya's appearance. I never think it's funny, I never appreciate the remarks, but it definitely makes me think. When I look at Maya, I just see a perfect little kitty. I usually forget that she's missing an eye. There isn't a thing I would change about her. And the more I reflected on her perfection just as she is, the more I learned about the real beauty and the idea that even when things don't look perfect, they may be perfectly falling into place.
I wanted to include Maya's name in the things I do so that I can carry that spirit into my work. I want to always remember that there is beauty in everything- perfection is boring. And most importantly we all deserve respect and compassion.