Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My first article, Published!

Have you ever done something that you didn't think
you could do?
Well that is exactly the case with the first article I wrote. Thirty years ago when I was in high school I took a journalism class and fell in love with writing. Unfortunately my family life was unstable and I was shuffled between my parents and there wasn't any room in life for pursuing dreams so needless to say those things were locked away deep inside me. Recently I was asked to submit an article by Kiki Nakita for her new online magazine, "My 365". My heart raced at the idea and my head was filled with all kinds of questions; should I? What if my article isn't good enough? I decided to put on my brave girl face and try my best. I submitted the article and crossed my fingers. I could not believe the response, Kiki was so sweet she said she loved it and wanted a picture of me to put in the magazine too!

Girls you have to put yourself out there even though its really scary. You have to be you and follow your creative dreams no matter what anyone says. Don't let doubt win. I could have passed on the opportunity but I would have regretted it and wondered what might have been.

What will you do today that you didn't know you could do?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Season of Change

I love Fall and all it invokes; the cool evenings, comfort food,
the leaves turning and the sun sits lower in the sky. Im not sure which is my favorite season, it seems I'm always ready for change when the calendar beckons though. Lately Ive been thinking a lot about change as shared in this post. Its interesting how many times someone has said to me over the years, "there is a season for everything". I'm sure you've heard that yourself but how do you really know when one of those seasons is over and you shouldn't hang in there?
That's one of those nagging questions that most of us have a hard time answering. 
You know what Ive come to realize in my 45 years of(insert sarcasm) brilliant wisdom

Trust your gut!
MmmHmmm, that's it girls. Trust yourselves. 
You've learned how to do a million things from changing diapers to changing a spare tire, you really can do anything, so why can't you trust your hunches, your gut, that funny feeling you know all the way down to your toes?
You know when its time for a change. If you're anything like me you can certainly see it a mile away when its someone else's season to change. You've helped your friends, co-workers, children, spouses and the list goes on, now its time for you
Do that thing whatever it is that you know you need to do. The sooner you do you'll see it wasn't so hard and you will learn more about yourself than you ever expected. Take it from me the fraidy cat!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pure Inspiration

 Fall Speakers Panel: Cheryl Turner, Connie Gayhart, Jenny Doh, Sharon Hughes, Jenelle Van deMortel

The second Launch Your Creativity Event was held last Saturday, October 1st at Paris In A Cup Tea Salon. It was an amazing event full of inspiration. It is an absolute gift to be able to put this event on. What started as a dream has become
an event that is hard for me to describe.

Each speaker touched the hearts and hopes of the guests. This forum is a place where women come together to be encouraged and learn how to start/grow their dream business. There is no other event like this as there is a strong emphasis on inspiring and encouraging one another. Its not your prepackaged women's business seminar. If you are in Southern California I invite you to join the Inspiration
at the next event scheduled for Friday, April 20th.

More details will follow.

 Stay Inspired~