For as long as I can remember, I have loved to write. From the time I started writing essays in English at school until this very day, my love of the written word has never waned. Now, as I begin to work with my writing coach to edit and prepare my first book for publishing, I'm facing challenges on many levels.
Life has a way of giving us the opportunity to experience all of our emotions, if we listen; if we tune in. And, if we are in tune. When disappointment strikes t's easy to get annoyed or upset at the small day to day things that appear to be the issue, rather than finding the real cause of our discomfort, distress or despair.
For whatever reason, I think it's fair to say we all have times in our lives when we feel flat, uninspired and unmotivated. Whether it's caused by illness, the death of a loved one or a personal issue we are working through, these times can be crippling to say the least.
It can be tough letting go there's no two ways about it. And, I'm the first to admit it's something I had trouble with in my younger years. As I've gotten older however, I've learned that I only hurt myself by holding on and wishing things were different to what they actually are.
With more available time now that I've outsourced more of my business, I've started thinking about things I've wanted to do for a very long time. But rather than just thinking about them, I went through a process to create a Life List.
With bullying rife both in schools and workplaces, and in some families, it's time to talk about how you can take your power back. You don't have to put up with being treated badly. You deserve better, of course you do; but more than that, you have choices.
Back in 1989 when I first asked for professional help to deal with my suppressed grief, I had no idea how significant that decision would be. In fact, I now know that one choice has shaped my entire life for the last three decades.
What a year it has been for each and every one of us. With not a single person being unaffected by the global pandemic, we've had unity and division like never before. Making a decision early in 2020, I have been on a mission to clear out, clean up and let go of what no longer serves me. And, as the year draws to a close, I'm feeling better and better from doing so.
I'd recently become increasingly frustrated about my lack of action-taking in certain areas of my life. As I started to focus on it the feelings began to boil up inside of me. And, the more I thought about it, the more furious I felt. Then I had a major realisation.
I've been reflecting this morning after a busy day yesterday moving all of the stock for my business Upcycled & Co. Lucky enough to find a wonderful local woman who was keen to take over the inwards and outwards goods tasks for me, she is now receiving all supplies and dispatching all orders. This is something I've wanted to put in place for some time, but it had to be the right time. And, it's been a process.