Just had my first week back at work and have been fortunate enough to ease back into it.
I'm currently participating in Kelly Rae Roberts Flying Lessons creative business online class and have been avidly following my fellow Flyers as they embark on their creative adventures. I created this website several months ago, made art, donated some to the school fair, made a plan for my online shop, then life happened, I got stuck, I was overwhelmed, past challenges resurfaced and I had to focus on overcoming them and not allowing myself to get lost again. I was so grateful that I had the Vietnam adventure to look forward to. It was hard being away from my family for the first time ever for 2 whole weeks. I missed cuddles, I missed scoffing potato chips on the lounge with my family and I missed singing Happy Little Vegemite to my daughter. But it was a once in a lifetime adventure that has added so much to my ever evolving life experience and list of goals and dreams for this website and for my creative future.
This year has been a big year allround. My daughter's 2nd year at school (Grade 1), my husband's first year running his own business (so proud of you my love!) and my decision to start up a creative business and this website whilst maintaining my day job. Learning how to do everything from scratch before I even joined a few wonderful online communities to give and gain support from has been tricky. I can be my worst demotivator. I can be reclusive. I have trouble asking for help. But this year with the challenges presented, I reached out to those closest to me, I showed vulnerability and received amazing support from the people I love and cherish. And amazingly, I received kind words and encouragement from new friends across the globe. We are all in this together. I am not alone.
Earlier this year I joined a wonderful art journaling community known on facebook as The Sisterhood of the Book, created by the glitttertastic Effy Wild. In this group we each chose a word for the year, mine was 'emerge', I changed my mind a few months later and it became 'transform' and now, I'm not really sure what my word is. Maybe I'll stop thinking about it so much. It's more of a feeling, a wave of excitement, a flutter of butterflies and knowing that I have begun.
*The photo is of a fairy door locket, one of my fairytale items which will feature in my soon to be launched online shop. It is made of solid pewter and has a magnetised closure. This one is strung on a rubber cord with sterling silver fastenings. A sterling silver strung version will also be available.
Hello, I'm Sharyn: Founder of of Gutsy Girl and Gutsy Girls Will Rule The World. I am the Creatrix of Sacred Circle Leadership Training and Gutsy Mantras.
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