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What if ?

Posted by Sue on Mar 28, 2007  

I’ve come to an odd place.

A year ago, I began studying with Mark Silver about marketing with heart! What a fantastic experience! I learned SO MUCH from Mark and my classmates; over the months my new website and this blog were created …

In 1982, having worked as a Day Care teacher and Director for 6 years, I went back to college to get my degree in Early Childhood Education. I got my degree and worked a few more years in education but the classes I found MOST compelling were in Women’s Studies.

It used to be that a thesis was written by scholars at the END of their careers! After they had learned tons they then wrote down what they had learned for others. Hmmmmmm interesting.

In my work with Breathing Space clients I so often hear myself saying that declutttering is about REALITY… about REALLY looking at what is going on in one’s life …what is is that you REALLY want to be doing…where do you really want to put your energy? At that point you can begin to make space for your life as it really is. The STUFF in your life CAN reflect and support you.
So why talk about this now?

Well, I am beginning to see that I have come to another crossroads. Having learned from Mark what is needed to do an excellent job of making Breathing Space available to folks, I realize that although I want to be able to continue to help people who contact me … I also want to discover what comes NEXT. I am ready to collect all my Spanish books and put them on the the shelf nearest my desk; I’m ready to see what happens if I allow myself to do everything in my power to learn Spanish.

What will happen? I don’t know.

I continue to love the actual hands-on work and doing virtual consultations. If you read this and want to have a space that feeds your soul … call me. AND … once again I am going to go out on a limb. That’s what I did in 1996 when I began Breathing Space. I had always wanted to help people with their spaces. Going from a REAL paid job as a therapist to starting a new business – what foolishness. But how wonderful it has been…

And starting today- I am going to discover what comes next. Does it make your heart sing??? Does it GIVE you energy? What if you knew you only had a year to live? All those questions demand a level of daring – faith- courage – chutzpah too…

What IF you and I take that leap? Hope you’ll let me know!
p.s. I suggest ,if you have any tendrils of ” WHAT IF”, that you take a look at www.thedisquiet.com by Dave Schoof. Although I haven’t read much of his website yet I know that he is working with folks (men in particular) on WHAT IF issues …

1 Comment »

Thanks, Joanna, for your wonderful words.

And, I have to agree- it has to be alive for us, what we do- otherwise that aliveness doesn’t translate to our clients.

I think that’s a great insight about scholars writing theses at the END of their careers… much to think about in this post…

March 29th, 2007 | 12:46 pm
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