Garner your own soulful connection to the creative spirit within.
My goal is to help women cultivate faith in their own inner resources and increase their self-awarenes through journalling exercises, both visual and written.
To that end, I am developing a new website and a workbook for women in mid-life called The Tao of Turning 50.
I am making time this summer to follow my own advice and unplug from activities that no longer serve me, so I can focus on making my heart's desire manifest - to help other women understand their own mid-life journey.
Today I am looking at all the collages I've made and the vision boards, to help me make this come true. Hiring someone to design and build the website was the first concrete step I took a few weeks ago. And now I'm browsing my computer for pictures and artwork I can use for the new site. It's very exciting, a little intimidating, and completely do-able.
Connecting with my intuition and journalling about what I wanted to do with my skills and talents brought me here. Writing it down, asking the questions, turning in circles, attending workshops, doing yoga retreats, talking with the women in my circle, more questions and confusion. Finally, after what seemed a very long time, it became clear. I was not headed back to school for more classes or degrees (I did that while having 2 babies and completing my master's over 6 years). I had published one book, but had no further offers of publication for poetry - so that seemed out. I had been journalling since before I got married in 1984, so it seemed a natural first step - and less restrictive than teaching creative writing at university - to help other women express them selves and get in touch with their own intuition, desires, dreams through writing.
So here I am - taking a giant step to manifest that intuition on paper and on-line.
I hope you'll follow me on the journey. The way up and out is often by going down and in, first off.
Here we go,