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Author of my own destiny

This week is a biggy. A biggy in terms of stepping into my light, sharing my struggles so as to empower and inspire others. And also a biggy in terms of realising a life long ambition.

A couple of months ago I said yes to an opportunity totally outside of my comfort zone. I have always loved to write, and dreamed of one day being a published author. So I said yes to co-authoring a book, writing a chapter, three thousand of my own words to be shared with the stories of many other inspiring women. The Divine Power of the Feminine Collective is empowering, inspiring, and being part of this project has quite literally changed my life.

The premise of the book is to inspire other women to begin their personal journeys, to reconnect to their inner wild woman and step into their power, into their unique light. I will be going live on my facebook page on Sunday to share my reasons for taking part in this project as part of the launch celebrations.

Taking part in this process, of facing some tough emotions and committing them to text, has been therapeutic. Sharing my darkness, my struggle with family and friends, has brought it to the light. It has definitely been a bit of an emotional one. But I feel more aligned and purposeful than I ever have before, I feel connected to my wild woman, to my higher self and I feel guided by my intuition to continue to write and continue to spread my light.

I have created a new facebook group called Divine, Aligned and Reconciled, hence the change of name in this blog! I aim to combine business-y stuff with mindfulness, meditation and inspiration to help others to find their power, to pursue their passion and live the fullest and richest life imaginable.

In times of uncertainty I am more determined than ever to realise my dreams, every single one of them. Who’s joining me?

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She’s back, kind of

Being a small business owner is tough. Being a mum in business, who home educates and works around 3 kids aged 4 to 16 is, at times, mind blowingly impossible! I spend my days juggling, though give me an actual set of balls and I’d drop them all in a heartbeat! For all the time I spend planning and organising, when it comes down to it sometimes things just don’t get done. We’ve had dinosaur maths worksheets for about 3 weeks now – 4-year-old not interested. But he has built some amazing wooden machines, been on epic adventures and mastered writing the alphabet. We’ve had phonics worksheets for the same time, the first one has been done but no more. But the 6-year-old has read Disney Princess stories unaided for the first time, she’s made and fixed 1000 different slimes and has taken really good care of our new pet rabbit. And I have a to do list a mile long, mainly practice admin tasks but at least my own accounts are up to date! Sometimes my days run smoothly, productively, everyone is focussed and on the same page. Most days, however, are the opposite! But that’s life and that’s ok. Its ok not to have everything together. If more of us admitted we don’t have everything together perhaps there would be quite the mental health epidemic, particularly amongst mums, that we have now. This is something I have struggled with for a few years and every day takes a conscious effort to be mindful of where my own head is at, my own energy, and to not punish myself when the day doesn’t go as planned and not everything gets done. You can’t be a perfectionist at life, unless of course you have a team behind you doing every little thing – and by team, I mean a nanny, cook, cleaner, personal assistant! The rest of us stand no chance and need to let go of the idea that we can be everything to everyone. Because trying to be everything to everyone only leads to being nothing to no-one when you burn out. Trust me I know first-hand how that feels!

This blog is on my to do list indefinitely and is one thing that always gets “carried forward” but without the red pen. (Red pen carry forward means must get done this week!) I have procrastinated, I have been overwhelmed, I have been underwhelmed, I have been idealess I’ve had too many ideas…and the result is that it has been years since I wrote anything! And I love to write, its soothes my soul, I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a teenager and its something I know I should nurture. I decided on January 1st, instead of setting new year’s resolutions which I never keep, I would make 2020 the year I do more of what sets my soul alight, I would do things that bring me joy, that raise my vibration and that serves my greater good (though I’m still to determine what that is!) My first decision was to buy a caravan. I have wanted a caravan since I was a girl, my auntie had one and I loved watching them get it ready for a holiday, we even holidayed with them a few times. We briefly had a trailer tent but its not quite the same thing! At a home ed forest school session last summer, talk of caravans came up again with my lovely friend Helen (she writes a fabulous blog find it here – https://wittyhoots.com/cms/) and that really got me thinking about it again. My busiest month of the year, my most profitable month of the year, is January. And an opportunity came knocking that I threw myself into headfirst! So I am now the proud owner of a tourer caravan with a permanent base and I cannot wait for the season to start so that I can spend time in my happy place, the caravan of chill, that I can be inspired by the seasons and get my creative juices flowing again. So, I’m planning on caravan time being blog writing time! I’m even doing a blog writing course to uplevel my skills!

So really this is just a big hello from me, I’m back and will be creating new content over the forthcoming months. So watch this space!