I know...it's been awhile.
During the past month or so, I've been doing some deep listening and reflecting on the direction of my work, my creative projects, my spiritual path and my life. Time away from my blog and social media presence gave me the space to pause and examine where I've been, where I am now and where I'd like to go.
I've been on the road for almost a year and a half, having traveling across the country and back. It's been quite an adventure and now that I'm back in Santa Cruz, I've been seriously looking back to that time over a year ago when I first launched my website and blog and wrote my first e-book. I cherish that innocence and openness I had back then. SO MUCH has happened during these long months of travel and I've really grown and stretched, Nothing really unfolded as I imagined or expected, and yet I have received many blessings and gifts--mostly internal.
Some big changes are unfolding, some of which I cannot talk about yet. What I can say is that with everything I've done, what's bubbled up to the top is my writing, which has blossomed during since I first left Seattle all those months ago. Having extra time and fewer distractions has allowed me to really amp up my creative output and my Muse is extremely happy. Running and facilitating groups has also bubbled up. It's been something I've sorely missed since been on the road. An essential expression of who I am, I haven't had enough opportunity to express myself that way, and that HAS to change. One other thing that's bubbled up is the way I work. I am burned out being a solopreneur and the whole DIY approach to business. I've also discovered that I'm not a fan of having a business that has my name or a brand that is about ME. I just don't have the personality for that whole approach nor do I like being in the spotlight. SO...my plan is to revamp my entire business in the coming months shifting the work I do under a brand new umbrella that will be a collective of creative people aligned with the mission to make a difference in the world...more on THAT soon.
One more thing that bubbled up goes back to my original intention of eventually traveling internationally. I feel a sense of completeness with the U.S. right now and I am opening myself up to the possibility of scaling completely down to only a backpack and becoming a global nomad.
BUT...first, I must listen. I feel a nudge, but nothing definite yet. Certainty is the best way to move forward. Feel the intuition, watch the signs and then patiently WAIT for certainty.
So you can see now why I've been so quiet. LOTS of shifts unfolding in and around my life. In the meantime, it is AWESOME to be back on the west coast. I LOVE it here! The smell of the Eucalyptus trees and the coolness of the ocean air are heavenly after the heat of Austin.
In the midst of these big changes, my blog posts will be somewhat sporadic as will my newsletter and online social media presence. As for where I'll be physically...I'm taking that day to day. As I tune in and as things open up, I will follow what feels right and where my inner guidance leads.
It's beautiful to stay open and available, letting life and destiny intervene. One never knows where the path may lead.
In the meantime, stay tuned for some big announcements about my business...perhaps you'll want to get involved.