Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Letting go of the unfinished journey.

As part of the great butterfly adventure, I am cleaning out things. Today I started cleaning out the bookshelves over my desk, and one of the books I decided to pass along is the Artists Way. I tried this book several years ago (15) and never finished.

It's moved with me at least once, and has sat on my book shelf for years, in the hope I'd get back to it.

Even more interesting was that I looked at the journal I kept it. Wow, all those old dreams, old hurts, old ideas. Things I've let long since let go of. I now have new dreams, fresher hurts and newer ideas.

And the thing is, I found my Artist's Way, my own way.

Not to say it doesn't work, or it isn't a great book. It just wasn't my book, or MY way.

I've been letting go of a lot of things lately, and one of the things I've learned to let go of is my old journeys. It's ok I didn't finish, or get where I thought I was going at the time.

And by letting go of the old things, I've made room for the new.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I am a Chrysalis.

Wow. I can't believe it's been almost a year (1 year less 2 days) since I've updated my blog. I've kept meaning too, but then STUFF gets in the way. Mainly, not having anything to say, cuz I've already updated my Facebook status.

Well, a lot has happened in the last year. And it is ALL good.

When 2009 started, I thought I'd be de-cluttering the house, getting rid of things, and starting anew. Well, that's partially right. Instead I de-cluttered people that were toxic to me, and finished a job that was not satisfying or meaningful, and made decisions on how I would move forward.

This last weekend, I just began the first steps of what is the 1,000 miles known as Grad School. I am now working on a Master's Degree in Leadership Organization and Development at the Leadership Institute of Seattle. And, I am so very excited about this!

I have also begun the work of physically de-cluttering, and re-organizing my home, as well as painting it. Long overdue projects.

It is because of these things that I say I am a Chrysalis. I am changing my life, I am in the new chapter. I will become a butterfly.