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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Speech writing and music

I was approached by a real estate agent to write a speech he can use in a video presentation.

My first draft was good but not exciting, motivating and catching that I know he was seeking.

So I typed in YouTube – inspiring music and got this:

Now, I rewrote the speech and really felt the power of the music trance within the words.

Lately, I have been finding that playing music while writing has really been helping me express the power behind the message or get into a specific character’s head.

Have you tried this when working on something creative?

How Do Business Mums Juggle Life?

 

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I was very excited to see My Town Magazine showcase an article on my latest eBook – ‘How do they do it? 16 Business Mums Share How They Juggle Life’. A big thanks to Dan and Dannii, editors of My Town Magazine, who support local businesses. Read the article here:

How Do Business Mums Juggle Life?

Ever wondered how mums who own their own businesses have the time to do it?

Melanie Toye author or “How do they do it?” interviews 16 mums who own their own business and finds out how they juggle life.

“Family time is sacred on the weekends and if I have to work to meet a deadline, I will work at night only. The kids are only young for such a short space of time, so I relish the time I have with them,” said Merryn Padgett, Owner of Earth & Sea Creative in How do they do it.

How do they do it really provides a great insight into that world of wanting to be at home with the kids and draw an income from working in an industry they are passionate about.

With tips and advice given to those mothers seeking to start their own business to sharing challenges, which will resonate with mothers who have their own business, How do they do it shares it all.

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