Thereâ€™s something Iâ€™ve been very guilty of over the last few years. Iâ€™ve become very reactive to things in life. Something happens. I deal with it. We move on. Keep on keepinâ€™ on. Not necessarily backsliding in any way, but not taking big strides forward either.
Iâ€™ve mentioned in various posts lately that Iâ€™ve been in a cleaning mood, and cleaning moods usually equates life changes. Positive life changes.
So here I am also realizing that those changes canâ€™t happen without effort from me. Just cleaning out my closet and hauling clothes to Goodwill isnâ€™t going to be enough! Itâ€™s like the joke about people in a flood declining help from helicopters and boats while sitting on their roof, because â€œGod will save me!â€ Then when they die and get to heaven, they ask God why he didnâ€™t help and he said, â€œI sent you a boat and a helicopter!â€ You canâ€™t just expect God to make things happen without doing a little work yourself.
Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s interesting. As soon as I decided I wanted to again be proactive chasing my dreams, and doing what I want to do career-wise, things started rolling without my trying too hard. Itâ€™s almost like it was all sitting there just waiting for me to make my mind up to go for it 100%.
First, I had an absolutely awesome photoshoot with Joseph Reed. He and his wife are amazing people that I already consider friends. I havenâ€™t laughed that much during a shootâ€¦ ever. It just made me go, â€œThis! This is what I want to do MORE ofâ€¦ gotta make that happen.â€
Second, a new invigoration has come to RoadWidows. And you know whatâ€™s the coolest thing about this new push? Discovering how much of a drive both Chris and Lindsy have for it and their work ethics in general. Their focus is contagious, and they make me want to work harder. Work with more focus. Theyâ€™re driven, focused and successful women. Just the typeÂ I want to be associated with more and more.
Third, an old friend that Iâ€™d lost touch with over the last couple of years reached out to me, and we got together for dinner and drinks earlier this week. The refreshing things about her are that she has no association with the music business, sheâ€™s a successful business woman, and sheâ€™s a big fan of what I dream of doing and AM doing. Her encouragement has been yet another a kick in the butt.
Finally, I only need one word: FAMILY. My parents are patient with me. And Thank God for that!!! They know Iâ€™ll come into my own in my own time, and theyâ€™re supportive and encouraging. My husband and I had a long conversation this week about being proactive in BOTH our careers, and its invigorated us. Weâ€™re each otherâ€™s biggest fans and cheerleaders. So with my family behind me, how can I not throw myself into it all with a renewed vigor?
Iâ€™m excited. Iâ€™m terrified. Iâ€™m ready. SO ready.
Câ€™mon future. Letâ€™s do this.