My writing juices are really flowing after attending a writer’s workshop with Cheryl Richardson and Reid Tracy at the I Can Do It Conference in Washington, D.C., with speakers such as Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Bruce Lipton, Carolyn Myss and many others. (Great speakers, amazing energy, funny and lots of down to earth language if you know what I mean!)
I was turned on within two day I got my .com with my name, started my blog, finished writing my children’s book and started the process of exploring getting it published. To self publish or not to self publish, that is the question … currently. Add to that, to e-book(amazon?) publish or not? I’m liking the writing better than the process questions, but oh well. Any feedback, thoughts welcome.
As this great flow of energy is keeping me up late, I struggled out of bed Friday morning and went to volunteer at my daughter’s school. I met a parent in the school auditorium who was incredibly vibrant, and thought to myself, this is a divine meeting! (Incidentally, one of my intentions I uncovered over the weekend was being more vibrant, and here was vibrant in full form!)
She asked me what I do (as we often ask when we meet people…. there must be a better opening question, yes?)…anyhow, I said I was a retired PR person (skipping the part about representing world leaders, experts, celebrities and activists so not to go off into tangents about celebs, or worse yet sound like an ego trip in motion). I said, I write and teach…and she said, “I teach too.” Well, I teach spirituality and self-empowerment (pause, no fainting or eye rolling, thank goodness) …. and I am writing a children’s book. Ends up she volunteers for a children’s homeless shelter and would love for me to come and read my book there. FANTASTIC. I would love to do that!
I explained my book, “Feeling Loved, A Ted E. Bear Story” follows the bear family and all the different ways the “cubbies” feel loved, and how to carry that feeling wherever they are, no matter the situation. She said,” I bet it would really help the children in the shelter deal with what they are going through.” I could imagine it already, sitting down with these bright little souls, helping them to remember how they feel loved and creating that good feeling inside themselves. And then they would know how to get back that good feeling when they needed it. This is going to be great!
So my weekend of inspiration made me feel great, it got me motivated (to finish what a started more years ago than I want to admit!), and look at all the good that came out of it within days. I’m inspired, excited and I am so looking forward to passing on those good idea, thoughts and feelings to kids who really need it! I guess “I can do it!” like the conference says…
What can you do that you are inspired to do?