Well Crafted Life

Seeing in the Dark


When I was a young girl, my father told me a good deal didn’t always mean less money spent.  He explained… a well made product that costs a bit more was a better buy than the same thing made with less care at a cheaper price. I am sure you have heard the same thing.

I have heard that wisdom packaged in different ways through out my lifetime.  But today, I am exploring how to apply that wisdom to life itself.  As more people find their way to Creativity Tribe, I work to define what this space offers them.  When it comes down to it, I think it offers them tools, inspiration, and support for a well crafted life.

Part of providing that kind of opportunity for them means doing the work myself.  I believe in walking the walk. In being authentic and not just trying to spin some sort of fantasy that life is always peachy keen. It isn’t. Life is messy and sometimes it hurts.  But when I am in a space to CRAFT my life, I have some input on what to do with the mess, how to give meaning to the hurt, and  how to pull all the value out of life that I can.

Fate has been giving me opportunities to CRAFT life this month.  I got pushed off course….at least off the course I thought I would be on.  But every day, I make decisions that help me take what has been given to me and make it into something beautiful.  There have been a handful or so of times like the one I am in right now that I can remember, where life was SO AMAZING one second and something turned the lights off in the middle of the ride so I had to find my way back to center again.

What I am loving about THIS time is that I realize I don’t need the lights on to see in the dark.

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It reminds me of when I was in theatre.  There I was in the middle of the stage, lights BLARING. Scene ends. Cut to black. And the world was flooded in darkness. The trick to seeing in the dark….close your eyes. When you open them, you see the world in a shadowy form, but you CAN see.

That is what I have been doing the last three weeks or so.  Closing my eyes, opening them, finding my way to the wings stage left, and getting ready for my next entrance.

Preparing for the Next Scene

Through out the last year, I have been following a few individuals online who inspire me and help me stay on course. Recently I decided to partner with one of them, Leonie Dawson, as one of her ambassador affiliates.  I love that she calls us her ambassadors, because that is what it feels like to me.  I believe in what she offers, so sharing her goodies with the Creatives who come here everyday makes me feel like I just might be supporting someone’s well crafted life.

Leonie is an energetic, open-hearted, creative with a passion for helping women transform their lives.

I chose to become an ambassador for her because I loved USING what she creates.  As I prepare for 2013, I have decided to buy her 2013 Create Your Incredible Year Calendar & Workbook.  As a life coach, I look for opportunities to creatively set goals, explore obstacles, and drive myself toward my dreams.  Leonie has set this up to help you make sense of 2012 and move you in the right direction for 2013.  For me, that kind of processing is essential. See why I decided to partner with her?!


I’ve ordered the workbook and can’t wait for it to come in.  

What works for you?

I read an article a few days ago that January 21st is one of the most difficult days of the year for lots of people because they have already lost track of their goals and let go of their dream for the year.  Like I said, life can get messy.  BUT, we aren’t without choice. Every moment is a new opportunity to choose a WELL CRAFTED LIFE.

I would love to hear where you are….these couple of days after January 21st.  What is going on with YOUR dreams for 2013?  What will you do to keep them in front of you and moving forward?  Are the lights on in your world, and if not, close your eyes…look within.  The dark doesn’t have to be so bad.


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