So I turned the wild age of twenty-nine a few weeks ago! I had such an awesome week celebrating my very own personal new year. It actually made me laugh to think back just four years ago, to my 25th birthday, when there were tears and fears and regrets and all kinds of nonsense at […]
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Breaking business records, success and behind the scenes of This is Lifeblood: Alice Nicholls interviews me!
Last month I celebrated my one year anniversary since leaving my “day job” and launching into the world of full time self-employment. And so far, so good! Actually, it really is just SO good.
I love working for myself. I love my clients, I love creating and writing and coaching and at this point in my life, I can’t imagine going back to work for anyone else. The feeling of supporting myself 100% and the freedom this work provides for me… Leaves me a little speechless.
Well, that last part isn’t entirely true because my incredibly successful and wonderful friend Alice Nicholls recently interviewed me for her latest online course Hello Blog Academy and I had a LOT to say!
I’ve become more comfortable with simple, natural expansion this year. Evolution is normal; it’s the way things are done. So why do we block and resist it so much? We’re so inclined to limit ourselves, yet the truth is that we are HERE to expand and grow and change.
And life flows like a river when we welcome that truth and give ourselves permission to stretch into new possibilities and experiences.
Which is why I’ve made a few life upgrades recently. I thought I’d share them with you here today. You might even like to try one or two.
Often, we teach what we most need to learn. And there’s no doubt that creating my eCourse Wild, Well & Creative has been a million and one lessons, in creativity, wellness, femininity – and general project management.
Last week, after months and months (and months) of behind the scenes and sneak peaks and preparation, I threw open the doors to Wild, Well & Creative. The response has been wonderful!! I have been so honoured and excited to see so many women jumping on board to join me on this adventure, plus the encouragement and cheers around the web (and flowers delivered to my door!) have just made this experience so wonderful.
So today, as the last few days of enrolments draw to a close and I anticipate the “kick off” next week for Module One, I thought I’d share 10 of the many lessons I’ve learnt whilst creating this eCourse.
Whether you’re working on your own blog, business, eBook, eCourse, workshop – whatever (or you’re just here for the pretty pictures!), I truly hope you get something out of this.
A couple of weeks ago, I caught myself thinking… “Wow, I’ve felt so stable and calm and lately. What’s up with that?” And then you know, the Chaotic Rollercoaster of Feelings hauled me back on board and off we went again!
As happens with many adolescent girls, I found myself at 15 years of age with terrible acne and was swiftly put on the contraceptive pill, which I stayed on for over 10 years. At 26, once I’d really cleaned up my diet and lifestyle, I intuitively felt that in order to feel aligned with my values of health and wellness, I’d need to stop taking this little pill every day. So I came off it.
There’s nothing quite like witnessing something that had lived for so long as simply a figment of your imagination, a snippet of your wildest dreams or scribbles on the page, manifest as something real and tangible. Something that you can touch, smell, feel; a real life experience. To see a much-loved project come together after hours and days and weeks and months of planning is something pretty spectacular indeed.
Recently, I’ve been craving adventure. Mad, spontaneous, rebellious adventure. After dreaming of London every night for a week in April, I was absurdly close to throwing caution to the wind and booking a ticket to just go.
But I also intuitively knew it wasn’t London calling me (this time); it was a change of routine. It was spontaneity. The un-planned-ness of Life. The feeling that you get when you stretch yourself that liiiiittle bit further, try something new, go somewhere new, meet someone new, leave your creature comforts at the door and propel yourself into a space you’ll need to adapt to – and fast.
Which is quite hilarious to me now, because I’ve completely manifested what I wanted. But it looks nothing like what I’d expected.
Our struggles with food can manifest in different ways, like not eating enough, bingeing late at night, feeling guilty about every calorie we ingest, eating to avoid feeling and so on.
If this manifests for you, you are certainly not alone, with two-thirds of women suffering from disordered eating.
Any food struggle is a manifestation of fear, a fear-driven story of our ego that we have learnt along life’s journey, ultimately preventing us from living freely, as we sit in a space of disconnection from our true selves.
But, somewhere in amongst the chaotic eating behaviours, there’s that glimmer of light that shines through the darkness and there we feel her – freedom – a feeling that comes when we are reconnected with our soul, love – our true self. She lives inside of us, always has and always will.
It’s our job now, to shine a light on the food-fear and commit to coming home to that person we already are.
I’m all for sharing experiences and moments with the world. And for me these days, that tends to be via this blog or my newsletter or social media. But when status updates and iPhone snaps don’t quite cut it, there’s a soft spot in my heart for painting and pasting and cutting and playing. For writing poems and taking photos on film and waiting days for them to be developed.
As Winter draws near and the days grow cold, I’ve switched up my routine to reflect the change in my sleeping patterns. Hence, my daily morning sweat has become an evening affair and I’m loving it. Normally one to walk with my earphones in (#podcastjunkie) I’ve recently taken to walking in silence. It seems one notices – and pays attention – much more this way.
And it was a few weeks ago (just after the April new moon) when I took my pup to the park to play as the sun fell. The sky quickly turned a lilac pinky-purple-y colour that no iPhone could ever capture – even with an awesome Instagram filter! The trees looked haunted and eery, but quite majestic at the same time. An owl flew above us. The air was crisp, cold, chilling. Music drifted in from the houses we strolled along and the scent of home cooking tantalised the air.