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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

What do you wish to begin?

When I read Jamie’s prompt for Wishcasting Wednesday (what do you wish to begin), I thought… oh my! That’s an easy one! There are so many things I want to begin!

The truth is, I’m a little addicted to change. I get restless if things stay static too long. I need something new in my life on a regular basis – a new adventure, a new job, a new project, a new creative art form to sink my teeth into, a new friendship – or I get bored and restless and a little bit ornery. (Just ask my husband about the look on my face when I get that “new project energy”.) That doesn’t mean I can’t stick with things (I’ve been married 16 years and a mom for 13 and don’t need to change either of those things!), it just means I need a few changes on a regular basis to balance the things that stay the same.

I come by it honestly – my mom lived on the same farm for 30 years, but she desperately needed SOMETHING to change, so she re-arranged the furniture nearly every week. We never knew for sure where the couch was going to be. Now that she’s off the farm, it’s not the furniture that’s moving, it’s HER. She’s barely in the same location 2 weeks in a row. It’s not unusual for her to call me from Wisconsin when I didn’t even know she’d left town.

But let’s get back to me… when I hear the word “beginnings”, I get a little giddy. The problem is, I get so excited about new stuff that I don’t always have enough focus to concentrate on one thing at a time. Right now, for example, I’m contemplating about a half dozen courses or workshops I’d like to take this Fall, but chances are I’ll get so flustered with trying to make the choice that I’ll suddenly realize that it’s a week too late to register for any of them.

So it’s time to focus my beginnings. This week, I want to begin (or at least register for) the following:
1. An art course of some kind. I think I’ve picked the one I want, now I just have to get around to registering.
2. Some way of learning more about the practical side of building my own consulting/writing business. I haven’t figured out exactly where I’ll start, but it could be a book, an e-course, or a local workshop. (Any suggestions?)
3. Find some serious focus time on how to move www.whatareyougivingaway.com from a lovely community space to something that generates an income for me. I know what I want to do – now I just have to spend time getting it done!

That’s more than enough for now. All the rest can wait!

p.s. Check out my guest this week at www.whatareyougivingaway.com. Some of you will know him!

18 comments:

Holly said...

Wow, you are genetically a mover and a shaker, huh?

Me? I'm pretty sure I was a rock in my last life. Umm, may still be that.

As Heather wishes for herself, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her also.

That list of yours is very compelling!

Stefanie said...

Oh Heather, we must be soul sisters. I have the same addiction to change, but have never heard it put that way before.

As Heather wishes for herself, so I sincerely wish for her as well.

Wishing you every success in your beginnings.

Peace and goodness to you.

WrightStuff said...

I think an e-course would be a good place to start. I had a free pdf somewhere I downloaded. I'll see if I can find it and will send to you. It gives hints and tips on preparing your own e-course.

Anna said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! :-)

Girlie-Queue said...

:) YAY For wishing BIG! :) Cheers Woman, totally right there with you on so many levels...
As Heather wishes for herself, so too do I wish for Heather!
~Shamsi

Ellecubed said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Silky Hart said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Sarah said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! :-)

Ah yes the focus thing!!! So understand that one!! May you find it!! Off to see your website!!
Namaste, Sarah

Jamie Ridler said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

What a beautiful beginner you are! May all these seeds sprout wonders!

Deldino said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
May your wishes come true.
checking out the website now.

Linnea said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. Here's to the sparks of new beginnings growing into comforting fires that will warm your soul.

Giulietta the Muse said...

Hi Heather,

Think we are following each other on Twitter! Good to see you here in the circle.

I wish for you to take an art class and build your business as big as you want it!

Best suggestions for building biz: just start. Once you get your hands dirty so to speak you'll see where it needs to be tweaked. Best of luck with that!

giulietta

Anonymous said...

Beginnings can be so exciting... beginning a new relationship, beginning a new life, beginning a new project, new home, new job - when it's all new and the possibilities seem endless! I'm looking for a new beginning myself.

Canada/Manitoba Business Centre or Women's Enterprise Centre may be able to assist with how to go about building your business.

Good luck!

Kelly

differenceayearmakes said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Ann said...

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Janet said...

As Heather wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

Anvilcloud said...

"As Heather wishes for herself, I wish for her also."

Well, I'm sure I agree, but what the heck is going on with that comment?

The Fragrant Muse said...

Yesterday I shared a video with Holly that I'm going to share with you. I, too, love to start stuff then just can't finish it. This video will speak to you I believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxJYVRRyVAM

As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well!