This is a very timely treasure to find. I have been trying to figure out how I would approach this subject. And this morning I found this ... a perfect segue. :-)
You know, we bloggers are human beings. We always try to blog with a happy attitude and an open, loving heart. But sometimes, well ... there is life that reeks havoc and chaos on our way to learning the lessons of life. And that makes for some gaps in blogging, productivity and forward movement ... and some hard swallowing as we pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and carry on. My clouds have silver linings and I am so very grateful for being able to see the BEST in most everything. But honestly, there are times that the hurdles are too high to get over in a single leap ... and they require a step ladder or two! Or a superhero cape.
And so it goes ... personal growth at its finest.
And that is where I am right now.
And its voluntary (!) mostly.
So as I approach the crossing of a new bridge in this life I realize I've been holding my breath a lot, physically holding my breath. And I have some serious doubts about if I am ready, good enough, strong enough, smart enough, as good as someone who is already successful ... and on and on and on. Those crazy doubting voices in my head who I've been attempting to stifle for a year or more now. I have also been working toward this for a couple of years. Working toward the reality of being a full time artist of many mediums, my own way with my own style. Wondering how long it will take to starve after I totally embark. Fighting for the courage to jump in feet first and survive the abyss of the unknown and enjoy the journey enough to be blissfully happy. And figure out how to do it and not make my family miserable in the process, either by starvation or crazy impossible work hours.
I have asked everyone I come across in this business, "how did you do it"? There have been serious discussions and even crying in frustration. It has been a tug of war I have had with myself. How crazy is that?
My own worst enemy - ugh!
I pray, meditate, beg, trust, listen and start all over again.
Then, I stumbled (quite literally) onto this wonderfully vibrant, colorful and enthusiastic woman. And now I am suddenly equipped with a plan, encouragement and information to go forth with. And I am so very very grateful. This completely zany and wonderful woman is quite willing to share everything she knows to help all of us "out here" figure out how to be successful, wildly so if you desire that level of success. And I wanted to share her information with you all. I know just because I "click" with her doesn't mean you will. But, I am thrilled to have found her and you may really benefit from some of the oodles of free insight and info she gives out. So, please check her out!
For those of you who want help making your business work, I am totally amazed + inspired by the business + blog wisdom in this FREEEE ebook by
and this is her new amazing post from her rain forest home in Australia!
Those of you who know me will absolutely understand why I connected with her after you read about where she lives, how she sees things and what she does. You do not have to be creating a business to benefit from her words of wisdom or her enthusiastic spirit.
I am just saying, I am very grateful to have found her.
And now I hope to digest, incorporate and delight in every single thing she is teaching me!
For the past year I have been studying making my creative dreams and hopes for them to come true, preparing a business plans, refining my dreams and business desires, wondering when it will all happen for us. Now I have a blue print. And if I don't do it now, shame on me!
It's the same passion I've had for dance from the age of 5. But this is conducive to my age and desire now! How lucky and blessed am I to have 2 amazing professional dreams to live out in one life time?
So, that's my now story.
Also have been on a journal making mission that has my heart smiling wide open!
Wont be long before my next journal give-a-way is here!
What kind of material would you like to see the cover made out of?