It's funny, in that ironic-slightly-sarcastic-way, that someone who's business philosophy and name are all about finding the very thing that disappeared the same breath it began, has lost it. Not so funny when the very thing you want for people to find has picked up and left! What's a girl to do ?
Well, for a long time I didn't do anything! I am cautious before I take a dive into the deep end. I pause and take a deep breath but usually leap into the unknown anyway. That's what I did with my business. I'm all about passion, living passionately and hopefully, ideally, inspiring others to do the same with their lives as well. I usually do this with death as my vehicle! And it usually works really really well.
For many reasons, some based in the physical world of reality and some based in the fear space in my head, the wind stopped pushing the sails of excitement toward the shore of my work...and it wasn't smooth sailing. I knew this was happening. I knew that the boat set sail and at that time, all I could do was watch it disappear into the distance.
Why am I sharing this with you? Why would I reveal something that risks my professional standing, leaving me vulnerable and exposed?
Because you're the same as me, you're human and we all go through life with ups and downs.
It's in the revealing of a passionless moment in time where people who are also at their own private valley can relate. We connect through relating to each other, whether it be a time of joy or sadness.
I have been in this state for some time now but feel that my sail finally has some wind behind it and the horizon is looming in the distance. New business contracts when I come back home combined with a much needed holiday back to my family and friends in Vancouver have definitely paved the way! But mostly I needed to take a step back, to let that boat sail, not knowing whether the shore would be five days, five months or five years from now, and to trust that a shore would appear when it was time.
I've still got until the end of August to nourish this wind that is beginning to build again. I've taken a break from the winter of Western Australia and am enjoying long summer days filled with family, friends, beach and sun. I am catching up on writing and reading. I am filling my sails with a deeply energizing wind to carry me to the shore of September.
I hope you will join me, with your wind and your boat. Let's sail on for new adventure. Let's sail on for deepening what already is.
For another day I am passionately yours,
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