This year has been a year when I felt more alive and engaged than ever. It hasn’t been a easy ride but an amazing adventure.
I knew 2013 was going to be a tough year as I was preparing for my final medical specialisation exam. Little did I know that it would be only a part of a multitude of challenges? Facing a sudden and severe illness of my daughter was the hardest part.
Also pursuing my creative side and sharing that journey was an uncomfortable and vulnerable process.
When my husband also decided to start his journey in online entrepreneurship and continue his full time job, it added another dimension to the challenge we were facing.
I have passed all of my exams and completed my training.
I have now better understanding of my daughter’s illness and have more control over the trigger factors.
I have started and finished a few paintings and have written a few more blog posts.
I have taken the steps to make my blog look nicer and got it designed and custom coded.
We have survived my husband working full time and building online business. It is still a lot of work in progress but he has met the goals he had.
I have created wonderful connections with a few beautiful creative souls through few online courses.
I have started to nurture my interest and passion for photography by starting a everyday beauty photography series.
As a family we have had more creative time this year than ever.
Behind the Scene:
I tried my best but often felt scared that ‘trying my best” may not be good enough.
I cried, prayed and learned to ask for help.
I practiced courage and held onto my faith when I spent three sleepless night in the hospital with my little girl leading up to my big exam day. I was not sure why I needed to be tested so hardly.
My husband had to work many late nights, early mornings and weekends to build his business. Again we have asked a lot of help from our family and I am very grateful for the wonderful support of my parents.
I have become a little more courageous by watching all my brave, creative friends and was inspired tremendously by their stories.
I have failed to adopt a healthier life style and suffered a few health issues.
I have failed to meet the expectation I had about my blog.
I have often lost my focus when I committed to two online courses at the same time.
I have struggled to establish a good routine for my creative works and myself.
You cannot plan for everything and no matter how hard you try you will always face uncertainty.
Your faith and strength will be tested many times and each time you will grow stronger and wiser.
You need to know the art of asking for help
When you earn your first one dollar from your online business (or art ) it will seem unreal and you will be so excited that you will celebrate by spending 5 times more than what you have earned and that’s fine. It’s an exciting adventure.
You cannot work hours after hours unless you are passionate about something and yet at times you will feel frustrated and want to quit.
To let your intuition guide you is an act of enormous bravery and only by showing up with that much courage you can invite magic to your life.
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With Love and Gratitude,