May 6, 2013

You Shall NOT Pass.

This was me last week.






I was on my way to deliver a keynote in the USA; to make a few hundred really nice people laugh, smile and hopefully leave them inspired by my drawings and my message.

But I never made it...








Have  you ever wanted something very, very much, and just when it's within your grasp it slips away?

You're allowed to grieve for a bit. And then you move on.

The silver lining: The thing I thought I wanted wasn't the thing I actually wanted. I already have that thing and it's right here inside me.



18 comments:

  1. We missed you terribly but I think maybe Jasmine was meant to be. She did an awesome job! But I still hope you will try again next year! Maybe we can send Gandalf to escort you!

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    1. Jasmine is my friend and I'm deeply proud of her. As for Gandalf, yes please and ask him to bring that big stick of his.

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  2. So bummed with ya! Meeting the Animated Woman is on my bucket list now. :)

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    1. I'll (border gods willing) be at BlogHer13!

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  3. (((HUGS, JC)))

    What's right there inside of you is what I love about you, my friend. <3

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  4. You are an inspiratino to me, my friend.

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    1. Well, friends do that for eachother right? I'm gonna come check out the church space for a gig.

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  5. I'm still brokenhearted that my chance to stalk you until you toon-swagged me just for a break was not granted. I hope you'll be there next year!

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    1. Awww I hope so too Amy. I was totally planning on toonswagging you. I'll be at BlogHer13 in Chicago (hopefully!).

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  6. Sometimes you get just what you need instead of what you thought you wanted...funny how things work out. I do hope you make it for BlogHer - I'm looking forward to meeting you!

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    1. I have my ticket and my hotel l booked since the autumn! Fingers crossed for a smooth border experience, and I will hug you in person.

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  7. I agree with Beth. So, so sad that we didn't get to meet you, and I think Jasmine was meant to give that keynote. I won't be at BlogHer, but maybe some day...

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  8. glad you are you my wonderful niece!

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  9. Next time you need to get into the old U.S. of A. let me know. I'll totally marry you.

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  10. You articulate your feelings so beautifully with your drawings JC. So sorry that happenned, what a letdown.

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  11. Sometimes one gives up too soon, because the road seems too steep, and then that one convinces herself she didn't want it.

    Not saying in this case, but in some.

    Often, there is another road, not explored, not attempted, that will get you where you need to go.

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Cuz You Rocketh.