Today I am 40.

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Hi.

I am a middle aged mom, wife, artist, person (and I guess a blogger now too). I have long struggled with shyness and an extreme aversion to promoting myself (which has not held me in very good stead for most of my life). I have an intense passion for the arts in pretty much every variety. Today I turned 40. I set it as a goal for myself to put what I have to offer out into the world by today. I spent the better part of my youth being very practical. I thought that I had all of the time in the world to do everything I wanted in my life. For the last 10 years I have been (very happily) raising a family and I put all that I am artistically into my family and my work. I am really good at supporting other creative people and finishing their ideas. I've never been very good at supporting or finishing my own. So this is an attempt to be my own ally. Finally. I'm tired of telling myself no, or that things aren't practical. So here I am in all my awkward glory. 

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