Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ready, set, wait!!

It's so good to be back with you, and I'm excited to share our stories of living on the edge and our new challenges.

But first - a couple of quotes to set the stage:

"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience." Author unknown
"If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything." Win Borden

If these quotes seem a bit contradictory at first glance that just illustrates the challenge of the human condition. How do you balance courage and foolhardiness - waiting and action? If you examine these quotes more closely, they are actually in sync with each other.

Keep moving forward. Keep growing. Pause and reflect when necessary. Keep pushing yourself to be who you were created to be. Get a little uncomfortable but always living consciously within your value system. Be patient with yourself. The answers won't always be clear. That's what faith is all about.

This all leads to my exciting news:

I am finally almost ready to open my online store!!!! (Speaking of which, have you signed up for my newsletter? If not, please do so now by going to my contact page on this website. You will be the first one to know about when the store goes live, and special discounts.)

This has been a huge leap of faith for me that I have been exceedingly uncomfortable with. I now have so much more understanding and respect for people who have started businesses. Mine is on such a small scale and yet the details that have been necessary to work through have been enough for me to declare more that once that this was a terrible idea and I'm just going to go back into the safe workforce that I am familiar with.

I will keep you posted with more details. I so appreciate your interest and support. I am excited to hear about YOUR forays of courage. What have you been up to that has pushed you past your comfort zone? It is such an encouragement to share with others, so we're waiting to hear all about it. It doesn't have to be something huge. Remember:

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'". MaryAnne Radmacher

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see your online store. The pictures of some of your creations are really teasers.Stepping out of our comfort zones is what brings changes in us- sometimes life forces it on us and sometimes we voluntarily do it. Welcome Volunteer!