A Transformational Year

The “Write” Year for Me

If you know anything about me, you know that I have spent the majority of my life working as hard as I could to have what I wanted in life. My thinking was that money was the way to get everything I thought I needed. If I wanted more, then I needed to work harder and longer. I was so busy thinking about how to make the money, that I missed out on thinking there might be more to getting what I wanted than just money. I had a shift in thinking what these “things” were actually giving me – maybe my desires were deeper, underneath what I could buy.

The year 2011 was a transformational year for me. It was a breaking point in many ways. A collection of various factors led me to rethink what I wanted to do with the rest of my life and I made the decision to leave the workforce and dedicate the rest of my life making a difference in this world before I leave it.

A series of things happened for me and the more I became focused on what I wanted to do, the more people and opportunities showed up in my life. I learned to pay attention to them as they are gifts from God, answers to my prayers, even though they were presented to me quite different from anything I was expecting. And as I would later learn, the timing was ALWAYS perfect.

I began a journal and attempted to write every day, writing anything of significance including how I felt. I was astounded to find that sometimes the writing sounded as though it came from someone other than me. I was also learning much about me as a “whole” being instead of knowing me only “in the moment”. Sometimes I wished I could let others see who I “really” was.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

~William Wordsworth

I decided to write a book. Now, I have had this thought for many years, as I am sure it crossed your mind as well. What stopped you? For me it was fear. But this time was different. I was serious and took steps to make it happen. One of the steps was taking a course in “Getting Your Book Done” offered by Christine Kloser. Writing changed my life!

Christine also held a transformational author writing contest offering publishing packages to the winners as well as other wonderful prizes to keep the incentive for writing your book uppermost on our minds. Since the completion of the contest, she offered an opportunity for over 40 people to write a chapter for her transformational anthology called “Pebbles In the Pond – Transforming the World One Person at a Time” to be published in May of 2012. I am excited to share with you that I was chosen to be one of those authors. In addition, Christine has made it possible for all the authors to connect with one another and share our stories and get to know each other. And it keeps getting better…

I would like to take a moment now to invite you to find out more about this sensational book of transformations. The authors are people who have experienced trials and tribulations that you may have encountered in your own life. They openly share their joy, heartbreak, lessons, losses and secrets from the depths of their souls. I am honored to be one of those authors.

It has been an incredible journey so far and it’s only just beginning. My wish for you is to find it in your heart to share YOUR story with others. Feel your value. Know your worth. Share yourself – YOU are more important to others than any of those “things” that you HAVE.

Your story is your truth. It is who you are and who people are looking for. They want to know YOU and I believe you want them to know the REAL you, too. When you are authentic and vulnerable you make it possible for others to be open with you. Our fear is of the unknown. Take a chance and watch miracles happen for you. You are a gift. Be open to receive and be received.

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