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Month: March 2012

Creative Friday: Coral Necklace

Creative Friday: Coral Necklace

Tweet I traveled to Greece, Mendocino, California and Arizona and brought back this little ditty of inspiration. I love ocean inspired things and seeing red coral always brings back the fresh, tropical, sea style I’m drawn to. In Arizona, I noticed a lot of women […]

When Everything Stops

When Everything Stops

Tweet When I first started blogging, I had an unlimited source of energy and enthusiasm. I flocked to people who took BIG risks in their lives, overcame seemingly impossible obstacles and became successful because of it. My excitement over finding them was much greater than […]

What If I’m Not There Yet?

What If I’m Not There Yet?

{taken with my iPhone during a mindful moment while walking}

Some of you may be just like me. Working hard, living hard, trying to do everything you can to fit meaning and purpose in your every day. If you’re like me, then you know the anxiety that sometimes comes when you feel like no matter how much you do it’s just not enough.

You may be sitting in the void right now. Waiting for hope to come like rain after a long waited drought.

Whether it’s a job, a home, or someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, I understand that pain of not knowing what to do next. I empathize with the fear that comes from worrying that you’ll never get what it is you really want.

There have been many times in my life when I was unemployed or alone and ample times when I was confused and filled with self-doubt. I’ve been on the road of envy, anger, and jealousy.  Looking back, it’s those times that have taught me the most about having faith. It’s also the moment that prepared me for what was next.

I would never be able to go straight into writing, had I not gotten a degree in Counseling first. And had I not spend a few months unemployed, I wouldn’t have the courage and the motivation to finally go to graduate school.

The pauses in our lives feel like failure. They feel like it because we’ve gotten so used to the constant barrage of activity-our iPhones, iPads, texting, etc. We’ve forgotten that life unfolds in its own time.

Sometimes I need to be reminded of this too and only need to spend time in nature, observing how the season changes, the way birds tease the wind and how the clouds move, to know that our time will come too.

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Watch Out for Those Dream Killers!

Watch Out for Those Dream Killers!

Tweet I had a disturbing dream the other night. A loud, abrasive woman (who resembled me on PMS) said, “You need to watch out and guard your inspiration and your passion!” or something to that effect. That poor, harried lady who scared the hell out […]

One Way to Feel Better Fast

One Way to Feel Better Fast

Tweet Sorry I’ve been posting so late these days! Truthfully, it’s because I’m still on Hawaii time. Last week I was visiting family and trying my best to soak up the sunshine (even though it rained most of the time we were there). But while […]

Confronting the Void

Confronting the Void

{by The Inspiring Bee}

There will come a time in your life when you don’t know what to do next.

You’ve done all you can to make things work, but you hit a rough spot. Not only that but that rock in the road suddenly becomes larger and deeper. And what at once seemed like a minor encumbrance becomes a vast void.

Stuck in it, you may feel empty, confused, hopeless and filled with despair. Life isn’t supposed to be this way right?

Or it’s not supposed to feel this hard especially when you’ve worked so hard thus far.

But it’s actually normal to feel this way. In fact, if you’re feeling stuck right now, revel in it. There’s a good chance change is coming your way.

<Cue in Flashback>

After college, I felt stuck for awhile. My butt and the floor of Borders were good friends. I went there almost every weeknight reading career and writing books hoping for the right one to drop on my head to tell me what I should do next. It took a few months, but gradually I began noticing signs.

I saw an ad in the newspaper for a class on Health Psychology, a field I had growing interest in. I also began hearing stories of fellow friends and classmates who took the leap and moved to the mainland. After months of hemming and hawing, I finally decided to enroll in graduate school. I got in on a whim having never studied the GRE and having applied a few weeks before the deadline.

But it came only after serious introspection, boredom, confusion and lots of time in the void.

If you’re spending some time there right now, take heart. It will end. Use it:

  • to rest
  • to make sure you’re on the right track
  • to breathe
  • to refocus your energies

It make feel scary right now. You may began to wander into self-doubt territory. And that’s okay. It’s all helping you to get closer to the person you want to be. It may be helping you to increase your patience, strengthen your faith, and push you to finally pursue your purpose. Contrary to what you may think, you don’t know the true reason why you’re stuck in the void.

The truth is you may not even been “stuck” at all.

In fact, you may be exactly where you’re supposed to be.

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Creative Friday: Recovering a Vintage Typewriter

Creative Friday: Recovering a Vintage Typewriter

Tweet Thanks for returning for part II of this post. This week I’m tying up loose ends and revealing all of the brunt work it took to recover my recent true love-an antique 1950s Royal typewriter. Let’s get started shall we? Since I had no […]

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