Sunday, August 7, 2011
Leap Of Faith
I've just made an announcement on Facebook that I'm pretty excited about. I've been playing games there - Farmville and especially Cityville. The games started out being something that I could do on those days when pain or fibro fog prevented me from doing much else, but quickly developed into a daily habit. And I won't lie. I've had fun with them. But they really are time consuming and just a wee bit addictive.
My announcement was that I've decided to stop playing both games so that I could focus on planning the beginnings of my CreativeARTitudes and ARTbundance coaching business and on nurturing this blog and creating a fantastic freebie for all of you. To have the time and grace to make and learn art and nurture my connections within the creative community. And to create a second blog focused on '99'ers and frugality ('99'ers is the term used for those of us whose unemployment benefit extensions have expired).
Being ill with bronchitis lately has been really difficult in the sense that I haven't had the health or energy to focus on anything else. But, starting the healing process has given me plenty of time for contemplation and the grace to truly appreciate the wisdom and support that exists within and around me.
My financial situation IS hard; my health is a huge challenge too. But my current circumstances don't negate the fact that I have a lifetime of experience and wisdom to offer, or that I've finally found the things that truly speak to my heart and soul - life balance and creativity coaching and creating art.
With my background, I've always found trust to be an issue. Trust in myself? Trust in others? Trust in the Universe and what it holds for me? Ha! And yet I've come to a place where that trust is not only necessary, but essential. To my well-being, to my survival, to my ability to grow and thrive.
And so I am taking a leap of faith. I'm wrapping courage and conviction around myself. I'm embracing this year and this time that seems to be all about new directions and new adventures! Woohoo!! I hope that you'll travel along with me on this journey!