I am back in the blogosphere ! Hellz yeah and it feels great ! I started suspecting I needed to get back to blogging and writing when my Facebook posts and ordinary text messages were becoming mini-little articles and storied essays. I’ve got so much going on in my life and the words are burning hot in my bones to tell all about it. I have a writing fever that won’t let me go. So here I am, not only back in the blogger’s captain chair, but navigating a brand new blog and website as well. Double hellz yeah !
I hired a life coach a few months ago, one of the best decisions I made in 2018… she has helped me as I’ve entered the uncharted galaxies of transitioning from earning a living as a factory worker to building a creative business that will allow me to be a full-time entrepreneur. The biggest hurdle to overcome has been my own Mindset.
A mindset is the grid by which we move and feel and have our being. I have possessed a mindset that has kept me from being able to imagine how to leave my lucrative job and embrace self-employment. It is as if I was convinced that only at the factory can I be financially secure. It has taken a few conversations with my life coach, and especially quite a few conversations with myself to dismantle the mistaken perspective that to remain financially secure I must continue to grit my teeth buckle down as a factory worker. I do not despise my job, by no means. But the desire within to be a full-time creative entrepreneur began to cause what some might refer to as holy discontentment, a kind of discontentment that is meant to point one toward the next leg of their journey. My holy discontentment finally became crushing to the point that I could not longer make my peace with it. I had to pay attention to the uneasiness that began to preoccupy my emotions and thoughts about what I was doing with my life.
Through all of that I finally discovered the RESOLVE I needed to be decisive about doing something about my holy discontentment with my job and my desire to be a full-time creative. That resolve led me to hiring a life coach, consulting with a financial adviser, and discovering within myself that yes, I have the guts and grit to make the leap of faith into a new way of life and a new way of earning. I am laying track day by night and day to exit my factory job. So much more to say about that (and believe me I will in future blog posts!) but for now I will say that getting a new website and blog up and running reflecting this new venture in my life is a big step in the right direction.
Thank you so much for paying attention to my path. I have made leaps of faith before and sometimes I have had to make them all alone without a single person cheering me on. Sometimes that is the way it has to be. But this time it is not like that. I have a tribe of friends, coworkers, neighbors and social media connections who are giving me their positive energy and rounds of applause for every milestone I hit, no matter how small or big. Just yesterday at work, a coworker approached me and said, “Pam, I want you to know that I am cheering for you, I really am.”
Wow. I was just WOW. I am a blessed woman with a full heart of gratitude that my leap of faith into the unknown is so much more JOY-FULL because of the kind-hearted souls who take time to speak into my life these spirit-nourishing words.
I am officially that older woman who calls everybody Sweetheart.
Thank you so much sweetheart(s) everywhere!