Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Courage and Trust

And the day came when 
the risk to remain tight
in a bud was more
painful than the risk 
it took to blossom.
~ Anais Nin

Hello and welcome back!

I took the month of December off to fully participate in the holiday season and take a bit of a break. I didn’t expect my break to last quite this long. 

Once I got away from the blog I started to question why I was doing it. As some of you know I’m studying to become a life coach and as I’m working my way through the program we’re talking a lot about our niche markets and building a business and how not to put anything out into the world that doesn’t fit our message.

I've been struggling a bit a lot to define what exactly my message is. And that has turned into almost 2 months away from my blog.

Late last fall I decided that I would give myself a gift – a big one. I decided that I would devote the first 3 or 4 months of 2014 to doing some intense personal growth. This is a big gift for me because although personal growth is always a priority for me I don’t generally give myself permission to do it in such a big way.

With that in mind I signed up for How to Rule Your World From the Inside Out with Hiro Boga, and Circe’s Circle with Jamie Ridler. I’m also taking Mandala Magic with Julie Gibbons (by the way registration for that ends on Jan 31st).

I still don’t know what my message is – or how my business is going to serve but I miss being out here in the blogosphere and since the one consistent thing about my blog has been nothing more specific than what’s honestly going on in my life I decided why not just stick with that for now.

I’m finding a lot of resistance to this time I’ve dedicated to my own growth and it occurred to me yesterday that I’m not really enjoying the journey. I’ve been way too focused on the end. I’ve been focused only on what and how my business is going to be.

My words for 2014 are Courage and Trust; so I’m going to be brave and trust that clarity about my business (and about myself) will come in the right time and in the right way for me as I just continue to move forward and do my best to enjoy my journey.


  1. Welcome back! I didn't know you were becoming a life coach. I thought you were becoming a health coach. Life coach is much broader so you have more freedom about where to land, niche-wise. Those are great gifts you gave to yourself! I'll be excited to find out where you land.

    1. Thanks :-) I was going to become a health coach but I changed my mind, life coach feels better - more me!

    2. Oh good!!! Sounds like it is more you.

  2. I suspect that you will be morphing through a lot as you undergo such deep personal work, Lynne! Go gently with yourself - you'll settle into your message/niche when the time is right. Meantime, just keep tuning inwards and notice when it feels good and when it feels prickly. That will help guide you ... Patience and surrender, awareness and showing up to meet yourself whichever version of you that currently is - that's all you need for now.

    I'm so thrilled you're making magic with us this year! Thank you! xo

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful words Julie. :-)