Dreams are meant for chasing

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Have you day dreamed lately?

It seems that lately I don’t even know what rest is. Except for when I crash at bed time. I have been pushing everything into every possible time slot I have. This suits me, don’t get me wrong. I struggle when I don’t have the energy to do anything, because I feel I am wasting my time.

But every Saturday, I used to spend a couple of hours day dreaming. I would either paint, something my entire life I have felt I was never good at, so never did. Yet, I started painting when I had children and buy us all posters and paint and decorate our home with an art gallery that was truly treasured.

Or spend the time, choergraphing a dance that may never get performed.

Why?

During these times of creativeness, my brain would be free to roam. Imagining what it would be like to live my dreams and live as a creative being. I must admit, I already am living the creative life, I have embraced it. As it is me. I am creative. I can be business, corporate and a marketer but ultimately my passion lies in creativity.

So why did I stop dreaming?

A part of me forgot that to dream, I must stop what I am doing and just be. Live in the moment that is real.

A part of me was too tired to really even give my brain a chance to reconnect with my soul.

And a part of me just let life take over and push aside my day dreams with tasks that I deemed important at the time, yet really, what could be more important?

What happened when I stopped dreaming?

My smile started to slip. My eyes started to draw tears more easily. I started to wonder if I would ever get a chance to breathe, really breathe. I waited and waited, would my opportunity ever happen again?

Then one day, my youngest child wanted to go to the playground. We spent hours there, normally just a quick walk through to get back home. I sat down, with my legs on the steps and realised, in this moment, I can breathe. My child is laughing gorgeously as he runs freely on the grass and I watch him in awe. This is what we all need. Time to roam freely.

For me it was sitting there, under the sun, with the birds singing, my child playing and me, just breathing.

When was the last time you let yourself roam free? I dare you to try it right now. Take a breath, put on some music, get outdoors and just imagine how you really want to live your life. Let your mind take you there and let your soul feel the life you want.

 

 

 

 

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Time for a revamp

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I am very excited, you know, website’s take time to update. Not only that, but I have so many ideas and this year, it’s all about change for me. I am growing too.

I am excited because this year, I am writing for me. I used to love being a freelance business writer and author and now still an author that writes more and more each day. I am now an online trainer. I feel with my extensive experience in writing, especially freelance business writing to earn an income! To writing and publishing eBooks, to blog writing, glamourous fashion, interior design, job seeking and more, that my online courses give you what I know in the easiest way possible for you to transform your life and start on a new and exciting path.

In doing so, I have updated my website to transition from freelance writer to online trainer. I love to help others and my time is better used in helping people with step by step instructions on how to reach their desired destination. Let me help you get where you want to go.

View my current list of online courses (which are always growing too, so make sure you check back for more!)

Also be sure to follow me on Facebook for the latest updates on everything I love to write about.

Plus, this year, I have a lot more to share with you. Click this new section that lists all of my blogs on a wide variety of topics, that I love to talk / write about.

 

Tell me something …

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It’s time to go deep. Deeper.

Tell me, how was your day today? Did you have a good day? Fairly good? Okay? Could it have gone better?

Some days of late, I have been finding are just well, not as great as they normally are. My standard of happiness is generally fairly level. My days go from good to great to awesome and amazing. They never go down from good until last week.

One day, when the moon had disappeared after the full moon showcase the night before, I had a bad day and I discovered, I wasn’t the only one. Nearly everyone I had spoken to had a bad day that day. Good, so I wiped off that one not so good day.

But then today, another not so good day. But I realised something, I had only a not so great moment, but the rest of the day was either normal, peaceful or beautiful. So why should I let that one moment control how the rest of my day eventuates or how I should feel for the rest of the day.

I  feel like I am talking in riddles. There are moments, where life isn’t great and that is okay. That is how we know we are human. It also provides an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s also important when feeling not so great, to think of all the good moments in the day and cherish them, remember how they made you fell because the not so good moments aren’t who you are, they are just events that you had no control over. So let it go.

If life were predictable and the same every day, how would we push through and make it amazing? How would our motivation to change our current path drive us to a new path?

I am grateful for life’s ups and downs. I am grateful that every day, I can know the bad moments and then count all the good moments and realise how amazing my life is.

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What happens when you fall asleep to dream? Does it ever feel real? Maybe because it is…

“The ‘why am I here’ question pops into my head and just as swiftly disappears. I feel no fear, no pain and no sadness. What world could portray this? I am flying now. All movement is effortless. I feel like I have been flying every day of my life. I do not have to think about how to fly, I just fly. Another magical trait this world offers.” ~ Excerpt from Destiny Lane by Melanie Toye

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Imagine a world where having what you want is readily and immediately available. A pure and innocent world that is only accessible by very few, through their dreams.

Destiny Lane is an imaginative and captivating world, filled with friendships, new experiences, out of this world abilities and love interests. When Sara falls asleep, she realises Destiny Lane – her dream world – is real.

Sara has to wrap her mind around new concepts that she has never had to consider before. A world with no money, using the mind to create what one wants and the default emotion of peace. In the meantime, Sara’s life on Earth is below par. Sara is a head-hunter for a modelling agency, Mode Appeal. She seems to have lost her zest for the direction of her career. When Sara starts to explore other avenues, she discovers her real talent is in architecture.

To assist Sara in her current challenges, Sara’s past lives are revealed to her. Life as a princess and an army leader aid in uncovering the answers. Will she choose the same man she loved in a past life that had her killed? And will she use her leadership skills to try and save Destiny Lane from corruption?

Sara is faced with several hard decisions. A love life which only fits into one world. One world she must leave forever. And to be a leader and fight for the survival of Destiny Lane.

Enter this fantasy world through Sara’s dreams and see the magnificence of such a place that is heaven-like. Witness the power of angels, the in-between – a place between one world and the next, plus an array of other fantasy elements that will blow your mind.

By Sara’s life experience in Destiny Lane, she learns to have the confidence to live the life she has always dreamed of, on Earth.

This explosive read is light, moving and thought-provoking. It takes fantasy fiction to a new level.

Purchase a PDF version and give the author 100% of the royalties at: Melanie Toye’s Online Store

For eBook format or to purchase a paperback visit Amazon.com.

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Now is your time to begin

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Melanie Toye knows how difficult it is to juggle your start-up business and young babies and children. That is why she created her eBook, How do they do it? 16 Business Mums share how they juggle life. But Melanie has more on the subject. Much more.

That is why she created her online course, to help Mum’s all around the world to start-up their own business. Tips to success!

When you sign up for this course. You will receive your course material within 72 hours of receipt of payment. Sign-up today and get what you really want, the flexibility to stay with your children and bring them up, while supporting them with the extra income you earn in running your own business.

Use your maternity leave to start your own business

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How to use 12 months maternity leave from work to start-up a work from home business

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Melanie Toye knows how difficult it is to juggle your start-up business and young babies and children. That is why she created her eBook, How do they do it? 16 Business Mums share how they juggle life. But Melanie has more on the subject. Much more.

As a working Mum, I will not lie. It is full on. Your time is filled, when your baby sleeps, you work. But the benefits are massive.

Melanie gives tips on how much to time to focus on your start-up business. “Because a business is constant, but it doesn’t mean you have to be.”

Topics such as: How to make a space and time for your work, to avoid Mummy’s guilt and get into the head space quickly and then leave it, as you leave the room to get back into the family head space. How to grow your business slowly and the pit falls and what to watch out for, such as burn out and fatigue are just some of the topics.

Melanie knows when you start to have a family, to ability to work from home is an absolute dream. However, having done this herself, Melanie knows the real struggles that lay ahead and helps you become aware of them to avoid them when you reach them. This online course is a must for Mums, who want to use this time to try something new with their careers.

Bonus:

When you sign up for this course. You will receive your course material within 72 hours of receipt of payment. Plus additional resources such as a:

– business tracking sheet to track the amount of hours you are spending each week on your business.

– A business task work sheet to add in your daily tasks.

– A five year plan spreadsheet to help you work out your financial goals, which will help you focus on building your goals and keep you motivated to keep writing.

– Tools on setting up social media.

The great thing about Melanie Toye’s online courses is you can go at your own pace and if you ever need to refer back to something, you can!

Please note, this is not a course on how to start-up a business, regarding the legal requirements, such as a Business Name/ABN etc. For information relating to that in Australia visit: https://www.business.gov.au/.

To register for this course, you must book by 3 August 2016 via: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/How-to-use-12-months-maternity-leave-from-work-to-start-up-a-work-from-home-business/p/65989034/category=18537002

 

Have the fire and ignite only when you have to


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It’s interesting isn’t it when you go through life and look back on certain events. I remember a particular occassion that I felt completely wronged yet the person who had wronged me had assumed (wrongly) that I would not stand up for what I believed in. He kept pushing and pushing, as much as I hate conflict this was one event that I had to battle.

In my heart I knew it was what I had to do. I also knew that if I didn’t stand up for what was right, then this person would continually treat others with major disrespect.

About a year ago, I was losing my fire, I just felt like may be after all my fight in chasing my dreams, may be I should just give up. It was taking too long, was I even getting anywhere? At first, it was not just my dream to achieve, but a big dream that was for my children to witness and when they were ready to follow, chase their own dreams.

I had a person, who I had never met before, come to my home. She respectfully asked me, if she could tell me something… “You have lost your fire,” she said. She told me that she was driving to my home and saw a great big fire at my house but when she drove to the front of it, the fire dissipated.”

We had a little chat about how I just felt my dream was getting pushed away, I felt exhausted and run down and all those lies that we give ourselves I started to believe. Every day I had slowly told myself how I didn’t need to live my dreams anymore, that it was too hard with children and growing a family and that I should just accept the track I was on.

Thankfully, after I spoke with her, I realised that the lies I was telling myself were complete bullcrap! (And excuse me, I don’t normally add bad words to my written word, however, I want you to know how wrong it was!).

My dreams are everything, they are the cumbersome of who I am and to give up on them would only lead to a life filled with no passion, no excitement, no dreams… how sad.

Having fire is important, having the dream cemented in your brain more so. You need the dreams and you need the fire to go chase your dreams. Now spread your wings and fly. Big dreams aren’t achieved over night that’s why they are big!

Pass this onto someone who might need to read it.