My dream sits in this beautiful bright sunshiny room.
But first I must earn my way in there.
Because first I need to fight my way through some baggage…. of both the physical and emotional kind.
Tonight I’ve been busy letting go.
I’ve had my sign and graphics career for 20 years now and a part of me has been very reluctant to do something that was very important. And that was throw away old files.
I made excuses and stated in a very matter a fact manner that it was important to keep each and every file. What if past customers called again?
So as I was preparing to work on the studio, I needed to move the file cabinets first. And they were stuffed to the gills. Having to empty them in order to do the shuffle was the BEST. THING. EVER.
I started opening a few files… and laughed. And promptly started my recycle pile.
As I started tossing files, my stomach twisted and I felt… guilty? Shouldn’t I still be servicing these customers? What happened?
But I already knew the answer.
Every file I tossed today was the kind of work I didn’t want to do again. EVER.
Mentally, I let go of all this a loooong time ago. I just hadn’t done it physically.
The house cleaning was not only required in order to claim new space, it was also required for me to be able to move on to the next step.
Accept where I want to go.
I mean, really really ACCEPT it.
To not settle for status quo.
But go running after the scary chances instead.
You see, it’s like collecting furniture you don’t like. The more you fill your home with things you don’t love, the less room you’ll have for the things you really do love.
I needed to make room. In more ways than one.
I’m getting closer and closer to you every day, my scary little photo studio.
… and I couldn’t be more
scared excited. 🙂
Have you accepted the new you yet?
(The new revised ‘blog to biz’ series will continue whenever I feel I have a suitable instalment to make. You can catch up with all of them HERE)