It looks so simple... Just a small patio with a built-in fireplace.
But it’s a dream I’ve had for a long time...
It’s in the vision I recorded last spring and listen to every day.
My husband kept saying “no”- we didn’t need it.
But never let anyone squash your dreams! I sure didn’t!!!
I kept listening to that vision every day. And believing he’d eventually come around.
And then the universe delivered an opportunity... I was challenged by one of my coaches to commit to something I desired. To make it happen!
The funny thing is... it’s so easy to talk ourselves out of something because it’s silly or extravagant or you shouldn’t spend the money..
But why not make it EASY to step into being the Dream Maker? Why not?!?!
We only have today.
If you desire something, go after it with complete faith that the universe WANTS it for you too.
If you operate in alignment with goodness and abundance, all you dream of, or something...
I used to never have a plan for my life...
And what’s so crazy is that my day job was planning! I was a professional project manager and really, really good at that so I planned many huge technology projects, some that involved 3rd parties in other countries!
So why didn’t I think MY life was as important as a work project?!?! Why did I think other people’s priorities were more important than having a life I wanted?
Because I had no clue there was an alternative. And any alternative would take time I don’t have...
I wasted so much time thinking thoughts that kept me stuck.
Then one day I realized I’m more scared to waste more time not knowing what I’m here for than figuring it out!
It’s time to make time and make my #1 priority figuring it out.
And the result of that is a system I created that works for me!!! I call it The S.P.A.R.K. System and I use it every day.
This system is how I found my purpose. And now, every day is now planned around that...
Dealing with a mistake that was made this AM and this old tune by The Mamas & The Papas came to my mind...
“Monday Monday, can’t trust that day.
Monday, Monday sometimes it just turns out that way.
Oh Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ you gave me no warning’ of what was to be...”
As a recovering perfectionist, it gave me a few palpitations, but in the larger scheme of things, it is but a minor hiccup and happens when you are running a business and there’s a lot going on.
I take full responsibility for it because as the head honcho in charge, it’s one I could have prevented by having a better process in place for my team.
So the way I look at mistakes now, even though they still give me angst, is that they are simply lessons that highlight where you and your team can improve things.
So if you caught my podcast episode this AM and heard the uncut version with the doorbell ringing and then me and my guest conversing about how to get...
Our sweet boy! Guess he likes the cool leather under his belly...
He’s spending less time confined in his “play yard” as he matures and becomes less destructive.
It is a joy watching him grow and learn. He has brought such a light to our lives and is a great distraction in this time of pandemic, riots and political unrest.
I believe the Universe nudged me with the desire to get a puppy back in early February because it knew things would be tough and I’m so glad I listened.
What is the Universe nudging you towards right now and are you listening?
Eleven years today I became Mrs. Wright... The time has flown! But it's been an amazing ride, and I'm so glad I get to do the rest with him!!!
He makes my every day more fun, and I feel more loved than ever.
I met him at 18 but didn't walk down the aisle with him until I was 50. I always knew he was Mr. (W)Right, but the universe had to make us wait until the time was right.
I love this picture of us on our wedding day with my 2 daughters, who were our bridesmaids, looking on... It was a special day as it was my husband's first marriage and his friends thought the day would never happen.
Amazing things can happen late in life, if you just listen and follow your gut, no matter how high that mountain may seem. It IS possible. The dream I had at the young age of 18, finally came true.
Happy Anniversary to us and Happy (almost) Birthday to America!
They say silence is golden, but for me, I completely disagree.
In fact, I've rarely held back from speaking my mind. It's always been innate in me.
I'm not sure where it came from but clearly my parents and the community I was a part of supported that. They allowed me to express my thoughts and I did so freely.
I also was the first to speak up if I saw something I felt wasn't right or that I thought needed some attending to... Like if another person, even a stranger in a store, who was not being treated fairly. I'd speak up without any thought of risk.
I never thought about having to be quiet or stifle my voice. I can't imagine what that would feel like. But lately, what's happening in our country has made me think about it...
As a white woman of privilege, I've never had to worry about expressing myself. I've never had to fear any repercussions or concern for my safety.
And honestly, I've never really thought about how my words, even though they are true expressions of my thoughts...
Got my new backdrop up in my home studio!!! What do you think?!?!
I LOVE it! So much better than the wood paneling.
As I was putting it up and taking photos, I thought how lucky I am that I had the gumption, at the ripe old age of 55, to start experimenting with an online business.
And then when that didn’t go as well as I had expected, I kept being curious and learning more about what was possible.
Something inside of me kept me going and believing I was meant for more, that my corporate job wasn’t what I was put here on Earth to do.
As I was hamming it up for the camera, the thought came to me that THIS is my life! The life I created from scratch!!! All because I hated what I was doing & it sucked the life out of me 5 days a week. And I refused to live that way any longer!
If you are reading this wishing you could feel that way too, all I can say based on my own personal experience, is to never give up on finding out what it is that lights you up and then find a...
I was triggered by something the other day and felt called to share it in the hopes that it will enlighten others...
Before I start with the story, let me remind you that I am not here to judge anyone else's beliefs or to push my beliefs on you. I am just attempting to share my own personal experience and my processing of what is happening in the world today.
I am well aware that my processing is all wrapped up in the lens I see out of, which is unlike anyone else's because we all have our own unique lens we look out of, and unlike our eyeglass prescriptions, no two lenses are alike!!!
Here's what happened...
I heard a very tragic story about a police officer, and as reported, a very good cop - nothing like Derek Chavin, the monster who killed George Floyd. Steven Gutzwiller was ambushed and killed, leaving his 2 year old child and a pregnant wife.
And it triggered in me the fact that, if this was all happening in the 80s or 90s, that widow could have been me, and those babies could...
I remember back when I was an executive at AOL, I never felt like I "fit" the role. ... When I got promoted to Vice President, I felt out of place because I always thought I wasn't credentialed enough.
I was working with some super smart and well-educated people, with advanced degrees from Stanford and Harvard Business school, and here I was... a person with only 3 years at a B-rated college under her belt.
Yeah! I worked hard, got along well with my peers, and ended up being rewarded for my efforts - even though climbing the corporate ladder was not on my agenda - because, honestly, the voice in my head always compared my lack of an education to the people I worked with. So I pegged myself as less capable than them...
So if you asked the old me if one day I'd have my own business and would be helping others start their own online businesses, you'd probably see her jaw drop, followed by a deer-in-headlights stare, before she blurted out: "I don't have what it takes to do THAT!"
I'm so glad I had my girls young and got to be a grandma pretty early in life (at 51)...
I remember wanting so badly to get married and have children, and thinking I was gonna be an old maid - when I was 20!!! LOL!
Fortunately, my dream came true! I met my first husband a month before I turned 21. Eight months later, we were married (not pregnant!) and less than 18 months later, our first daughter was born.
Then 18 months after that, our second daughter was born. Our family was complete just 6 days after my 25th birthday!
I believe I wanted to be a young mom because I had young parents. And what was so terrific about having young parents is that my girls got to know them, and they got to see ALL 4 of their grandchildren graduate from college which means they saw them grow into adults.
We can't predict when we'll become moms or grandmas, but I know that I want to be around a long time so I can be known by my grandchildren. I want them to remember me as someone who lived life to her...