"You can do anything but you can't do everything."
I first heard this saying when I attended the inaugural Australian Do Lectures at Paynes Hut in 2014. The weekend was a transformative and inspirational experience. Three says spent in pristine countryside, away from the modern world (no mobile reception!), listening to inspiring speakers, eating delicious food and having incredible conversations with like-minded do-ers. I came home fired with enthusiasm and ready to create a life I wanted to live.
Two years down the track, I'm happy to say that I wake up each morning filled with enthusiasm for the day ahead. I'm working on projects that I have created and I love it. Long time readers of this blog will know that I am a jack of all trades and that I love to work on a variety of projects. It keeps me inspired and enthused. Subscribers to the blog will know that they haven't heard from me in a while. What happened? Where did I go?
Well the truth of that saying - "You can do anything but you can't do everything" finally hit home. I can't do everything. Not all at once anyway. There just simply isn't enough time in the day. I was in denial about this for quite a while. I love writing and making and want to do both. Yep, I'm the spoiled kid who wants to have her cake and eat it too!
However, I had to finally admit that I couldn't work on my fledgling new business and keep turning up at the computer to write about it. I was too busy doing to write about what was happening. I was right there, in the moment, getting it all done. I had to put on blinkers and focus on just one project. Luckily there was enough variety to keep me interested and excited!
Well, there's still a lot to do but I feel like I can take a moment now to breathe and reflect. And to let you good people know where the hell I disappeared to. Still here, just busy!
For those of you curious about my new creative adventure, I'm making all natural, 100% organic perfumes. They're not tested on animals. I only use organic essential oils in a base of organic jojoba oil. And they smell divine.
If you're interested in smelling them for yourself I'm having my first market this coming Sunday. Whee!
If you can't make it to my market, you can have a peek at them on my website.
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