The 30th installment of my #MondayMantra series: I am supported in all I do.
I quit my job?
Yep. I quit my job in 2018. Though I put in my notice in early January, my last official day was January 26th, 2018.
It was unlike anything I’ve ever done before, but I did it to pursue a new life adventure; one that I heard deep within my heart and soul.
What is that new life adventure?
TO CREATE. Anything and everything. I pretty much am doing anything that I feel pulled to do creatively and then I am putting it out into the world.
How have I been doing this?
I’ve been creating each and every day for the past year. Even when I’m not physically creating with my hands, my brain seems to never stop. Except for when I meditate. I use meditation to give my brain a break!
What have I created in the past year?
I illustrated the children’s book, Bridging Connections (due out in 2019), grew my website content and traffic exponentially, filled my art and writing portfolio in a huge way, wrote 3 complete books (one Young Adult novel and two children’s stories), started brainstorming a new children’s book series, have written and posted many new recipes, created a podcast series, made videos for YouTube, helped renovate my 1800’s home, and more.
I did all this on top of get a new puppy. She’s an American Eskimo named Minnie Pearl.
So I had a perfect year?
There’s no such thing as a perfect year. While there were many highs during the year, I still had some lows. As I research literary agents and send queries to them for my books, I continue to be rejected over and over and over again. I think the time I spent in a couple of talent agencies years ago and all the jobs I’ve applied for over the years, but did not get, help the sting of rejection not hurt quite as bad. Even though rejection gets easier, it still hurts a little. I also had to put my 15 1/2 year old American Eskimo, Vegas, to sleep. That hurt my heart quite a bit.
Is there anyone I’d like to thank?
As I contemplate the past year, I am thankful to all those that were encouraging and supportive during my highs and lows.
My husband has been there for me no matter what throughout our 18 1/2 years together. While our marriage is not always sunshine and roses, we do our very best each and every day. His love and support is something I treasure deep inside my soul.
I am thankful to God, my heart, my angels, spirit team, my friends, family and supportive strangers. No matter how many times I’ve wanted to give up, they made me stand back up and keep going. To help me remember how supported I am, I started to write “I am supported in all I do” in my journal. Writing it reminds me that I have an incredibly supportive team that is on my side (in physical and in spiritual form) cheering me on in their own little ways.
What do I think true support is?
Support is love. It’s unconditional love.
Sending our light and love to all who need it!
Backstory on my mantra series:
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.
I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.