“You are daring to imagine that you could have a different life!” Birdie says in that delightful movie, You’ve Got Mail.
I have been a working herbalist for a decade now. It is day in-day out phone calls, with my entire identity wrapped up in it. I will still do it on a smaller scale, but it is exhausting full time. I loved having my identity be a stay-at-home mom, and a dance teacher, and a professional model over my life. It takes courage to seek out a different life as businesses falter, or the children move out, or new dreams move in. It is very difficult to close doors on some aspects in life in order to explore new ideas and dreams. Whispered inspirations nudging us forward. Ends of eras, sleepless nights, courage that nudges you past the fear of failure and into the unknown where you can fly is all worth it.
I have a great passion to help people simplify their lives, lessen their bills, get out of debt, live the life they dream of, put down the phones, pick up a child, be in nature, make your own, sit on the front porch and create a grow-your-own kind of life. My new shop will create inspiration, a place to get supplies and know-how, a place where women can gather to knit and sip on tea, a place where children learn to make cheese and crochet, and young families can get tips on growing in this altitude. A back to the land or an urban homestead mentality. A peace of mind, deep satisfaction kind of grin. This new shop with my daughters will be so fine.
The key to being brave and changing your life is changing the “what if’s.” What if we fail? Then we fail. I did not take out large commercial loans for this. What if no one comes? Then I will have time to catch up on quilting. What if….what if we succeed? What if we have this shop in our family for thirty years? What if we help change the lives of hundreds? or thousands? What if?
What if one door isn’t closing, it’s just changing paths and what if it is even better?
Oh my dear, imagine that you could have a different life!
What is your dream?