Busy, busy last two weeks. In hindsight the fact that I had construction workers here for a solid week and then had to move my stuff, buy new furniture and have some semblance of order happening, I think I am doing pretty well.
I don’t think I realize the impact what having more ROOM will have on me. I found myself texting my girlfriend, “I finally have room to grow.” Wow! I think those words actually had layered meaning.
You see, over the weekend, I got the chance to teach a workshop at the Providence Lady Summit. In the middle of construction, I was working on my talk. I was putting slide show together and sweeping up fine dust at the same time. My brain was muddled.
The voice inside my head said, “No one will come to your workshop, anyway.” What?! I thought I had trained myself not to let those voices take charge. I just laughed at my inner critic and said, “Well then, I will have put together something I need to hear.” Hooray for laughing my inner critic. That’s growth, right?
Then I was asked if I was nervous. Nervous? Not remotely, I would talk to a room full of women (or even an empty one) just like I talk to you all. Hey, that’s growth too! And would you look at this painting table just WAITING to be used?! READY TO GROW! This was my view as I sipped coffee early this morning. I am in LOVE. I am just showing peeks today because…
I need to layer on some fun without layering on clutter.
Part of what I spoke about Saturday was finding a way to quiet noise and spend time with your creative self. With a world full of “access” we are not taking advantage of the quiet. The quiet is where we hear that still small voice inside us. It is the whisper that urges us to “quit this” or “clean up that.” Quieting the noise ALSO means quieting the imagery. Our senses are often overloaded with clutter and that can cloud our creative spirits. For me this meant dialing back the “things” that I am surrounding myself with on a daily basis. It feels so good!
I can’t wait to share my talk with you. I have a bit more work to do getting Luke settled into his new space. He’s at school today and I am thinking about painting stripes in his new room just to make his life interesting…I am sure he’ll have a cow! Haha!
So what about you? Do you need to do something in your life to allow yourself room to grow?