If you’re like most of my readers, you’re are on a journey to live an extraordinary, creative life. You believe that a creative life is full and expansive. You want to arrive at the end of your life with an empty tank, if possible, with nothing left to give, having done your best to be your best Self, making some kind of lasting impact.
And yet, there’s a feeling that time is moving too quickly. There’s so much you want to do and there just isn’t enough time! And you may have the sneaking feeling that you’re wasting time, that you’re not on purpose, or not doing what you are “supposed” to be doing.
Does any of this sound like you?
- You feel that you’re being ‘called’ to be and do something different but you’re not sure what it is, how to get there or how to start
- You feel like you’ve hit a wall, or a fork in the road and you can’t make the next move
- You feel like you’re spinning your wheels and can’t figure out what IT is that you’re supposed to be doing
- You have many, many interests, abilities and talents and you feel like you’re wasting time and your potential
- You want to live life full out, with no excuses, no fear
I GET IT. We’ve all been there. And I spent years feeling all of these things!
As a classroom teacher, I found myself at the edge of sanity as I kept saying ‘yes’ to increasing numbers of extra-curricular activities. As a multi-interested creative, I have had more projects on the go than you could shake a stick at. (Still working on that one!)
In addition to being a classroom teacher, I’ve been a band conductor, arts teacher, string, band and choral teacher, a farmers’ market manager, photographer, freelance copywriter, sound therapist, piano teacher, multiple instrument teacher, drum circle facilitator, music improvisation facilitator, tutor, vocal coach, organic gardener, founding director of a women’s choir, social media director for a music camp, staff coordinator for the same camp, fundraiser, idea team member— and now, life and creativity coach.
Along the way, I’ve learned how to say ‘no,’ how to say ‘yes’ to the right things, how to be productive doing (mostly) the right things, not just ALL things.
The world needs us to step into our Creative Self and