I am late with my preparation this week.
I normally write these on a Thursday afternoon so they can arrive to you on time. Not today, I am sat in a 24 hour diner in Russell Street in the big smoke waiting for a coffee and the start of a business development course I’ve been on since November.
Why am I behind with my plans?
Because of an epiphany.
For a few weeks my head hasn’t been quite content in some areas of the business and I’ve been more contemplative that creative. I sensed I was deliberately avoiding finding time to sit in some quietness and sort it out.
Anyway, I did that this week.
Took some time to just think, ponder and be.
No fancy prep needed. Just a good mug of coffee (it features a lot doesn’t it?!), my notebook and my bum on a comfy chair.
I’d love to say the epiphany came in a moment of calm and clarity, out of nowhere. It wasn’t quite like that. After much scribbling, deliberating and mentally joining dots I started to see a pattern emerging.
After about 30 minutes one of those dot joinings made me sit up, look away from my notebook and just sigh. Then swear. Then get goosebumps.
No bright light. No fanfare. No confetti.
But a huge amount of energy.
And that’s why I’m late. Since then I’ve been on a high energy, fast talking, note taking mission. Filling every minute with a note or a thought or a sharing with someone who will listen (thank you Nia, Helen and Emily)
And that’s why I know there is nothing wrong with any of us. If we’re feeling low or out of sorts it’s because our purpose has been dimmed. Nothing changed between when I sat in my comfy chair and when I had my ‘moment’ — I just suddenly got really, really clear on what I’m doing.
Having a purpose is damn exciting. It gets you up and out of bed each day. Your life will give you many or one purpose. It could be being a super mum, to achieving the best in your chosen career or to travelling the world (that’s for you Laura!) — whatever it is embrace it. If it gives you energy then you will make it happen.
And so, watch out! I am in a heightened state of creativity and production, I’ll be sharing more soon, but for now I have a bubble and squeak to eat and a coffee to down before I go and get a load more ideas on my workshop!
If one of your things is helping others — come along and join us for our March Family Charity camp at 9am at Bearwood Recreation Ground, Winnersh. We’re raising money for Elizabeth Fry a Reading based charity supporting women after they leave prison. We all need a second chance — I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of them have an epiphany or two whilst under the charity’s care.
Have a bold and purposeful week.