I turned 28 this month and started a business last September. I gave myself three months to dive in and not look back. “Take the leap, and the net will appear,” was my mantra.
Six months later, whether or not the net has appeared (Geez, I hope it has), I am grateful that I took the chance and leapt. I get to spend each day doing what I love. I make herbal medicines and body products that you could never find in the store. The energy I pour into each item is immeasurable because I truly love what I do.
I know being an herbalist and life coach is not the easiest career path to choose, but honestly, I can’t imagine doing anything else. This is my path and I’m sticking to it no matter how challenging it can be. I trust it will continue to evolve exactly as it is meant to with ease and grace- and of course a little elbow grease.
I admit I have felt scared about the risk I am taking as a young entrepreneur. There is no weekly paycheck deposited directly into my bank account. I have no boss asking me to do anything or keeping me on track. I am the captain of the ship because I am the one sailing. Yikes!
This winter poses both financial and emotional challenges. Can anyone relate?
How far down can I allow myself to sink, remembering there is a bottom to catch me? The winter is Water Time in Chinese medicine. It is the time to dive down into the depths of our souls and ask big questions.
What do I want to call in to my life for 2015?
I see medicine gardens that I tend for making herbal preparations. I see a diverse, supportive community that shares in all the abundance that surrounds us. I see collaboration and partnership with other local herbalists and healers. I see a home full of creative projects and loving housemates (maybe a dog!) to share them with.
Everything I need and want will show up if its in alignment with my soul purpose. This much I know to be true.
This is true for you, too. We all are enough. We all are surrounded by abundance and creativity. Each moment is a gift. The light will return and the sap will run again. Until then, let us make the most of this deep watery journey within.
What do you want to manifest in 2015?