Making collages helps me have fun while dreaming my way
into the work I have long longed to do. Click for larger image.
This is the year all of my dreams are coming true. I have not only decided that, I am not only dreaming that, I have begun to have evidence of it and it is thrilling to think that at 58 you can finally realize all that you have held inside of you for so long. I want to share with you some of what I am doing to help me along the way because one of my biggest goals is to encourage other women to follow their dreams and see them into reality as well. It is possible, and as the saying goes, "If not, why not? If not now, when?" But it doesn't happen by itself, and one of my biggest problems is that I have for most of my life lived in the creative realm and not only not managed money wisely but didn't understand how to, and even when I created things that people were interested in buying I couldn't seem to get it together to line up the business side with the creative side. The right side of the brain and the left side of the brain never seemed to be on speaking terms.
One of the amazing things in blogging only 3 days in a row with this challenge is that it has my synapses firing like a fourth of July fireworks display. I have been drawing and sketching and planning and sent notes about what I want to work on to my Business Coach, Judith Geiger, for our meeting in a week and a half, and I am getting more and more excited. Too, I am using tools that are helping me develop the business management and money skills that have been lacking pretty much my whole life. I have Leonie Dawson to thank for that as I started with her business course a year ago which really kicked things off, and I am about to take it again. I swear, if you are interested in seeing your heart-dreams/passions into a reality business wise I highly recommend the course. I am not the only one who has been totally amazed by the amount of information that Leonie has given in detail about how she created her business, but the fact that before 30 years of age this former self-proclaimed "Numbers Phobic Hippy" has created a half million dollar business and growing bigger all the time from her passion and talent for art, a creative and spiritual life, and now as a woman who coaches other women all over the world. If you are interested DO take this course. It's not expensive but could help you find the abundance and life you never thought possible. It is helping me and I am almost in tears realizing that things are lining up for this to happen as I approach my 59th birthday. You can find out more by clicking the graphic below. The course will soon begin again and I can't wait to jump into it and immerse myself while I build my dream-work.
Too, she has created amazing workbook planners for your personal life that have changed thousands of women's lives all over the world while having a lot of fun doing it. I had them printed and bound last year at the office supply store so I could carry them around but they come in fabulous PDF's that download instantly to your computer. I already have mine. I've put the link to these in my sidebar here on the blog because I believe in it so strongly and if I can't have fun in a creative way trying to do this I know I won't stick with it. Leonie, again, has made this possible. I never put other people's work here but this was something I just had to share. That says a lot given that I have not made a practice of doing this in the nearly 7 years this blog has been running.
I will also be working with the amazing Hiro Boga starting at the end of January and I could not be more excited. You can read about her by clicking on her name. She is a "business strategist, transformational teacher & energy alchemist" and has helped people from all over the world create miracles in their lives. The one thing that I have learned in this past year is that if you are going to get serious about realizing your dreams instead of just having them you have to find the resources and teachers to help you learn what you need to know. I never realized how important this was or that it was even an option. It's more than an option to me now, it's a necessity.
I want to succeed., but I want also to help other women, as I've said, because our lives are precious and they go by far too quickly. If you can live a life where each day you get up excited and energized by knowing that you are doing what you need to do to make that happen, it will turn your whole life around.
I know I might seem a little over the top but truly, when you are nearing sixty years old, a time when most people think it't too late to come alive in whole new ways and let those old dreams out of the box and into the world, and then you find yourself in the middle of doing it., well, it's something you want to share, at least I felt I had to.
Know that I am wishing for each of you a happy, healthy, prosperous new year. I hope that you will write to me and tell me that you, too, are moving forward with all of the many gifts you hold inside, because they are there,. and I see that bright light shining forth from your eyes, the seat of the soul. It's our time, it's time to blossom, and I'm ready.
Warm regards and deepest blessings to all...