I am a dreamer, plain and simple. Every day is full of ideas and possibilities. Over the years I have collected a plethora of lists and plans of what I could do or be good at. Only to replace those with new ideas and plans.
In the past 12 months dreaming ceased to be satisfying. I found that I was ready to achieve something, to be successful at something. So the question became:
What did I want to achieve? What could I be the best at? What was I passionate enough about to work for? To fight for?
In addition to my family and the betterment of humanity (i.e. World Peace and wholeness), I have three main passions;
- textiles, primarily in the form of weaving,
- Art and artisan skills,
- and Design; specifically, design and communication for public spaces
Beginning with these concepts I went through a period of writing down all possibilities. This “scroll of ideas” led to different paths of action. I formed plans, revised them, doubted my path, revised again . . ad nauseum
Finally, I feel I am at a starting point.
This is a great place to be; it is where you no longer have to search for your answer though you also know that the path will present itself with options along the way. In a sense you can only see a little ways ahead of you, but that is finally okay. Once you get to this point there is only one thing to do.
Do the Work!
Only by doing the work will I actually make any of this happen.
Work, Habit, Discipline, Focus and Commitment.
And thus this blog. This blog is both about and part of the work. Experimenting here is a means of learning and sharing my journey.
If any of you are going though a similar process, I highly recommend two wonderful books:
Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives: by, Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything: by, Sir Ken Robinson