I love vistas and views. I love gazing off, far into the distance. Growing up, I lived on a hill. My Dad and I would stand in our yard and watch the storms come through…until my Mom told us to come in because we would be struck by lightening. My Mom had a fearful nature. Once I became a mother, I understood that fearful nature a little bit more. Your babies are precious.
I’m in Los Gatos, CA on a two-day retreat with with six other women who are working with the same business coach. Our coach, Wendy Colliar, specializes in creative, non-corporate entrepreneurial start ups. She’s costly and she’s good.
And my room has a view.
And my baby, my fledging new company of painting and healing workshops, is precious.
So, I’m going to do all I can to launch her and give her all she needs to be successful.
I’ve worked in other start ups and ventures. The baby steps are fun. Beginnings are. But, as I’m older and wiser-ish, I want to make smart steps. I’m kind of over the two steps forward and one step back scenario. ‘Onward and upward’ sounds so much nicer. Because I’m so ready to get who-I-am out there to support and empower those who need what I bring. I think what stalled me for awhile was the thought that other people offer what I am offering. But then, ah-ha, I realized nobody can offer it with my flavor. And now we embark.
Speaking of which, draft one of book three of the Entean Saga is finished! I’m in the middle of re-reading it. This one is set mainly on Spur and the aftermath of Eloch’s …uh…political re-arrangement, shall we say. But it’s more the story of Mouse and Max, two secondary characters from Champion of Entean. It began as a novella, but they were so interesting, their story took longer to tell. We’re on schedule for her October release.
Have a great week, peeps!
I leave you with a picture of Luna. She’s joined me for my morning coffee, while I sip and sit and look at my view. No storms coming, other than the brain variety.