I came across this quote the other day. I had never heard of Asha Tyson so I was curious to find out who she was. As it turns out, she is a motivational speaker now and has quite an interesting story. But, that is another story for another day. Her words here are powerful. The fact that our journey, whether it’s what we had in mind or not, was exactly what it needed to be is something to stop and think about. How often do you look back on your journey and think about the path that led you to where you are now?
Too often we look at our past and we say, “Oh i wish I had done things differently,” rather than taking a moment to realize that it is our past, and the experiences we have, that make us who we are today. If you change your past then your present and future would be different and you would not be in the same now. With that being said, I have had a long journey to get where I am now. But I am here now and I am at peace with my journey! I do believe that each and every situation that I encountered had brought me to my now and that my now is right on time.
Thank you Asha Tyson for saying it best – now is right on time!
I am starting this blog to document my journey, my UNIQUE journey, and even though there were times in my past that I thought I should have started a blog and didn’t, now is right on time!
~ Mica Joy
I am an Artist: a painter, a graphic designer, a photographer
AND i just LOVE to cook!
Mica Joy is a painter who primarily works in oil paint and gouache. She also enjoys photography and collage. She likes to incorporate the use of collage and technology into her technical process to build her concepts and draw out found patterns. It is her fascination with line and color that has developed her intricate detailed style.
She was born and raised in North Carolina and currently resides and works in Warsaw, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with her BA in Studio Art in December 2016.
In April 2018 she attended a 1 month art residency at the Julia and David White Art Colony in Costa Rica. She received two grants In 2017, a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Art Council and the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge and a mural grant from the Jacksonville Onslow County Arts Council to paint a mural in downtown Jacksonville, North Carolina (currently in progress). She will have a solo exhibition at the Jacksonville Onslow Arts Council's gallery in November 2018 that will showcase her work created during her art residency which was partially funded by the regional artist project grant.
She had a solo exhibtion, Lost in Wonderland, at the Sampson County Arts Council's Victor Small House in Clinton, NC in August 2017 and in November 2016 she was the recipient of a scholarship awarded solo exhibition at the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has been featured in 6 group exhibitions in 2016 and 2017, which includes one juried exhibition at the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the CTFA Spring Juried Show at the Jacksonville Onslow Arts Council in Jacksonville, NC. In 2017 she also received the People's Choice Award at the Arti-Mardi Gras Exhibition at the Going Local Artisan Gallery in Wilmington, NC.
August 2, 2014 at 8:58 am
As one who is approaching what many would call the down-side of life’s experiences I can only say that, from my personal story, what you have expressed here is so true and of vital importance for one to understand. I too am UNIQUE and I am the sum total of my past.