Saturday, March 1, 2014

A New Path, New Seat and A Step Forward

Going down a new path, I am taking the biggest leap of faith I have ever taken.

When I started trying to "follow the bliss" that Joseph Campbell speaks of,
I could not do it.  I started reading everything I could on finding your purpose,
manifesting your destiny, but nothing was becoming apparent.

Then I heard about Brene Brown, I read some of her things and well...I was
learning, but I could not put anything into action.

I started by taking really small steps of courage.  Things like writing an apology letter
to an old friend, signing up for a writing group, and quitting retail after 32 years.
With each step, I became more confident and willing to try the next one.

I NEVER thought I could do these things.

I hired a creative coach named Michelle Ward who I never met.
That's right...she lives in Brooklyn and I live in Houston and we
meet by phone once a week.
Isn't this crazy how the world works like this?

I cannot begin to tell you how much I have blossomed since 
I started working with her.

I feel I can take a seat and focus on myself and my dreams with

no judgement
a security net to catch me
and a voice to egg me on!

Why did I not do this sooner?  I keep asking myself.

I know I want to help others.
 I know I want to write for a living.

I have written a course to teach on 
How to Write a Wicked Good Online Dating Profile
and I hope to teach it at the end of this year.

I have had some awfully good success in this area...I met both my husbands this way
and I wrote profiles for 2 good girlfriends who ended up meeting their husbands this way.

Wouldn't it by so wonderful if I could help others by helping them learn how to write their profiles
or write their profiles for them?

I hope this post might inspire you to take a chance.
Listen to that one nagging thing in the back of your brain that keeps pestering you
and just take some time to let it breathe.

It's doubt about that.
And worrisome...what if it doesn't work, blah, blah, blah.

But, what if it does?
And even if it doesn't, I think I have learned by now
It will bring me to the next thing I am supposed to do.