"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
'The only thing standing between you and your dreams is....reluctance.'
..and fear, low self esteem, frustration, exhaustion...and maybe even some pure silliness.
There are days...I had one of those very recently...where I just wanted to shout out...or try to sing out... 'I am woman......' because I had such a great visionary day. A lift in attitude that had my day so awesomely awesome..even though the only thing that was really different was my attitude. It. Felt. So. Good.
Why do I let things get in the way of that feeling and bring it down? Because I am truly frustrated with certain aspects...too many ...aspects of my world right now. I know what the main factor is. I know. I know what needs to be done to fix it. There is one factor standing in the way and I keep praying and hoping that it will 'happen' soon....so I can get back to focusing on being that upbeat, positive, happy go lucky, down to earth....ME.
Winter doesn't help.
Winter. Doesn't. Help.
I took the above picture almost a year ago...wanting to make an attempt at 'self portraits' and then one thing led to another with that 'factor' that needs to change....and I...had to go a different direction...or rather...wasn't able to take this other direction that I keep dreaming about.
I need to take control.
I need to be brave.
I need to stop blaming it on other circumstances.
I need to take that one...giant...step, focus, smile, hold my head high and sing....'I am a survivor....'.
I. Need. To. Believe. In. Myself.
I can do this. I can.
I've discovered a wonderful support group. A meetup group. 'A Woman's Journey' group. I've only been to one get together but it was the best. I'm scheduled to go to the next...and I'm participating in a '90 Day Challenge' and can't wait to get started. March 1...will be day one.
If you are in the Milwaukee area, join us at the next meeting. The host of this group is trying to get this to be worldwide. Helping women find their passion, meet their goals, making a difference in the world.
I discovered also, that same night, The Passion Test. It brings so much emotion to my heart and soul. Some much needed...looking forward to activities.
Are you middle aged? Stuck in a rut? Thinking it's just too late to 'start over'...or even just starting...to figure out what your ideal world is like? Check out the passion test. Check in to the meetup group of 'A Woman's Journey'.
Grab a support person and help each other make it to the finish line of a goal, a project.
Take a 90 day challenge. Tackle it and complete it...and take another.