Taking A Leap Of Faith!
What if I told you that one year ago my life looked significantly different than it does today? It was a disaster. I was living in the Los Angeles area, facing a potential foreclosure and homelessness. I had no savings to speak of, my bad credit did not allow for a loan to help me out. Bankruptcy was not an option as I had already used that route a couple years previous when I had been laid off from my job for the second time. My stress level was through the roof daily. I was experiencing intense survival mode, panic, hanging on by a thread. I was so scared, ashamed, exhausted, and fried out. I didn’t know where to turn or what to do. All I knew is that I could not keep trying to outrun this reality any longer.
I made a solid declaration that 2018 was going to be different. It was time to get honest about why I felt my life was not working the way I thought it should. I was genuinely afraid of how much worse life might get if I did not get honest now.
I sat down and made a list of how I wanted to feel, the type of environment I wanted to live in, what I wanted to be doing that made me feel happy, and empowered. As I was making this list, I decided to sell my home of 15 years. I did a Google search of college/university towns that were affordable, and had all four seasons, but not to the extreme. One of the cities, Durham, North Carolina was in the middle of three universities and had all the things I felt I wanted from my list.
I had never been to North Carolina in my life, nor did I have any strong ties to the area. Although I felt it was the right thing to do, I also felt myself trying to talk me out of such a big change. To try to conquer my nervousness and resistance, I decided to make a vision board to help me keep focused on what I was doing and why. I wanted to trust this leap of faith.
Then I got to work on the process.
Within a week of making the vision board, the perfect realtor came to me. Once my new realtor and I put my place on the market on Monday, April 2, it sold the following Friday, for $15,000 more than we thought it would.
I also needed a new car, because I was driving across country with my Pitbull Siri. The little Mini Cooper was not practical and it was on its last leg and I didn’t feel safe in it for a cross country trek. I researched and hired a car broker and had the best experience for a brand-new Honda Civic with all the bells and whistles, and it was even delivered to my home.
My realtor also put me in contact with an amazing moving service. I needed to find a place to rent on the opposite side of the country that would allow a Pitbull. I was able to see the grounds and floorplans online and rented my new home in Durham, North Carolina before I ever moved from California. Now, instead of feeling anxious, nervous and afraid – I felt empowered, excited and thrilled.
A couple weeks after moving into my new home, I was driving through the area to explore my new surroundings and saw signs indicating the area I had chosen to live is actually called “New Hope Valley”.
One year later, I was reviewing my vision board I created, only to discover that 80% of the things I had put on the board, before ever making a physical step on anything, had now become my reality, all the way down to the car and apartment I am now living in is actually ON this vision board. In one year, I have created a completely different life for myself!
I am the first person to admit that I can’t believe it worked. But, IT WORKED! That’s why I’ve already started my new vision board for the next phase of my life. This time I am not waiting a full year before I make it. I am going to focus my thoughts and my feelings on what I do want and I’d love to help you do the same.
Don’t you want to feel better? Aren’t you even a little curious about moving your stuck energy into something that looks and feels great! Me too. I want you to be happy and to feel good and be able to do what I did AND MORE! I would love to help you gain clarity in your life - even if it’s not a big move. Maybe it’s just trying to understand a relationship you have, or to shift how you are feeling about an aspect of your life that has traditionally been challenging.
Let me help you manifest something new and exciting. What most people are lacking is the clarity of what their dream looks and actually feels like, and the tools needed to help move past their blocks of resistance and trust in yourself and this new process.
On that note, it’s always great connecting with you. Thank you for being a big part of my life personally and professionally and for allowing me to do what I LOVE and to shine a light on your life along the way.
My Best Always,