I love to write, chat and share…especially share and I’ve got some exciting news to share.
For months I’ve been dreaming of finding a creative person to collaborate with, someone who gets me and my messages. At he very start of my cancer journey I sat in the car with my mister and told him I was going to write a book and do cards and have a website. Me, who knew nothing about computer stuff! He wasn’t impressed, he was angry at my cancer and wanted to get through it and forget it. Along the way we embraced it and the lessons it brought us.
He even took me shopping and bought me my own (pink) laptop and was cool with me investing money into a blog and all that goes with blogging. Blogging can feel kinda lonely and I don’t actually mix (in real life) with other bloggers so when I have ideas there’s not really anyone to bounce off. I get excited then deflated and pop my idea back in its box at the back of my brain and wait.
I want to write a book, the book idea has evolved as I have and the book is actually now ‘a series of books’ and stationary. Uhuh I know right, pretty ambitious, because how do you even write a book?? Well, you just start. I did that with blogging, I had only ever read a handful of blogs and had no clue of how to write a blog or the ‘rules and ethics’ of blogging or how to even make one. I didn’t know what a ‘backend or plugin’ was but I just started and I love it.
My blog is evolving as I am, it’s ok for me to change direction when I feel like it because there’s no hard and fast rules about the way I live my life…I just live. I like to say ‘yes’ and welcome new opportunities ‘all the time’ because I have this second chance at life and I want to fill it and see what I can really do.
What I really want to do is reach people. Through my facebook page, the blog and public speaking I receive feedback all the time that I am helping people. I don’t write that in an egotistical way, in fact for the longest time I would get so embarrassed when people would tell me I was inspiring or brave…because I’m just me.
Then I realised I had this opportunity to help people with my knowledge and that’s exactly what I should do. In amongst my writing and working with brands I was building a community, one I treasure and feel privileged to have. Sure there’s fun stuff like fashion and pretty pics of food and flowers but there’s also lots of learning and healing going on (on both sides) and I want to take that and make it something that will help you all every single day…you and many more.
I notice the ‘signs’ the universe puts in my path and instead of being paralysed by fear I ask questions and reach out, because we are all the same. Sometimes I bomb out and sometimes I hi5 and say yesssss!
So now I’ve found an illustrator who is so much more than that, we were destined to meet and I can’t wait to start working with her because we won’t just be bringing my dream to life but both of our dreams….see destiny! There’s going to be obstacles like funding and logistics (but I will find a way) and hard work ahead but I’m cool with that, there’s no rush.
I love my blog life, it fuels me and gives me purpose and makes me look deeper within, it’s a gift that cancer gave me. Without me getting sick I would never have started writing…now I’ve started I can’t stop!
Thankyou to all of you for being so accepting, so supportive and so bloody nice. You’re the reason I blog. There’s fun times ahead and this project is for all of you, my way of giving and I’m excited!
Anyway, as you were 🙂 just had to share that…because that’s what I do…share x
Have you ever made your dreams come true?