It was a serendipitous moment. I was searching for something, anything, that would help me get out of this rut. I knew what I wanted to do, but I just didn't know how to get there. The more research I did about starting a small business, the more I became unsure of the whole thing. Creative businesses are unlike any other small businesses. And asking someone who is right-brained to use her left-brain to sort out all the details of a business is like asking someone who is right-handed to write with her left hand. Though not impossible, it is quite difficult. In researching the how-to's of starting a creative business, I felt like the answers that I needed weren't answered yet or weren't geared toward someone like me. But after finding Kelly's blog, I knew that I wasn't alone.
Her story is inspiring and could not be closer to my reality. She had been ignoring the whispers in her heart all of her life, and it wasn't until she was 30 that she decided to listen. What did the whispers tell her? To follow her heart and become an artist. No formal schooling, just a passion to do as she dreamed.
Kelly's class is one that addresses all of the dreams and fears I have been feeling lately. And to top it off, I'm not the only one in the universe who feels this way. Although the class just started on Sunday, I already feel like I'm making progress. I have no one's time line to live up to but my own.
So here's to forging new paths and facing your fears head on! Whoo hoo!
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings."
- William Shakespeare