Each soar! exercise so far has amazed and surprised me. What at first seems simple and straight forward blossoms into an incredibly powerful experience. And I am so grateful to be able to participate fully by both doing the assignments and reading about others. Action, reflection, discussion, observation- very inspiring and honestly life changing. I feel like I am finding my place in the world, and I know it is the right place because it feels comfortable, yet interesting. Part of finding MY right place is by actively participating in the soar! activities. And part of it is reading how Jennifer, Linda, and Lindsay are walking away from the same assignment with completely different insights. Authenticity is important to me, and I feel that I am giving myself authentically to my dream of portrait photography. It feels so good. I want to encourage everyone to follow along with the soar! exercises. No matter what your creative passion is, no matter if you are interested in starting a small business or not, these activities are an amazing (and free!) opportunity for personal growth and personal creative insight. A very powerful opportunity.
For me, blogging about my experiences is another very important part of the process. First, this blog is my time for reflection. Action is so important, but the real power is in the combination of action and reflection. Second, writing on my blog is often my first step in saying it OUT LOUD. Once I share it with the world through writing it is easier for me to say it with my voice, which makes it easier for me to live it. No matter what “it” is. My path to authenticity.
So this is what I’d like to share from my first business building exercise. An agreement with myself and the universe: Right now I agree that I will ride the ride and not give up or be let down by difficult times. That I will believe in my place in the universe, and I will do my best to put myself in the best place I can be.