Change. It’s a verb, a ‘doing’ word an action related term. The outcome of change is something different from what it was but it’s the relationship between those two things that I think is the key. It’s easy to want the outcome, the ‘something different’, the new direction, but we forget that change is not passive, change is a verb, a doing word which means for change to occur we have to do the work.
This week involved a big change for me, it was my first full week without my right hand girl as she leapt off into her first week of preschool and it was the first full week of new content and a few new segments here on the blog. This year I’ve got lot’s of change planned and for once in my life I’m excited about it. 12 months ago I hated change, it scared me, but now I’ve realised that on the other side of change is everything you’ve been wishing for. Whilst you stay sitting in the safety of ‘here and now’ there is no possibility for a different outcome.
So what changed? As in how did I go from being a change hater to having to contain this bubbling overwhelming excitement that I’m filled with each day when I show up here? I defined what I wanted. A mentor asked me last year what my version of success looked like and I sat in silence with no response. I didn’t know. I was hoping that one day I would just wake up and feel this new emotion and get a slap in the face that said ‘hey, here I am, I’m success’. I would have been waiting a long time. So over the past 8 months I’ve defined my version of success. It involves building something bigger than I thought was capable of, producing a blog that encompasses all of the elements of my life that I’m passionate about, that is not just ‘pretty’ to look at but inspires YOU to live the best version of your life too. A place that you want to come to each day because it lifts you up an empowers you to lead a creative life, whatever that looks like. It also involved serving a community that my heart is passionate about – the heart driven creatives. The makers, the creators, the designers who are driven by passion before profit, who barely talk about their work as a ‘business’ because they do it for the love of it. I want to be able to serve you in a way that empowers you to realise that heart driven business is different, it’s not always scalable, it’s not always going to have the potential to make 6 figures, but it IS possible to profit from your passion. And now that I can define what I want, the path to get there gets clearer and clearer each day. So over the coming weeks I hope you’ll notice some small changes, some new additions and even a new look. I hope you’ll enjoy the changes and maybe even be inspired to make some changes in your own life or business so that you too are moving closer to your own version of success.
Planning… to make these felt ice cream cones with my girl this weekend
Drooling…over these mini donuts
Swooning…. over pink and gold – will it ever get old?
Playing with.. texture and loving this article on how to add texture to your blog
Wishing… I had a cute cactus jug like this!