Don’t you wish you had the gift of hindsight? I do.
I have spent May, June, July and August worrying about how things will work out.
As a result my glands in my throat have come out and I look a bit like a chipmunk. This is a ‘true’ life example of how stress affects the body.
I wish I had just trusted the situation and flowed with it, instead of worrying about it and stressing about it. Easier said than done, I know, because I didn’t know what would happen or how things would turn out, but I certainly would have had an easier journey to reach this point.
So, what am I talking about?
When I emailed the Metro on the 16th May to ask if there was anyway I could get involved with their blogging online section, I had no idea what would happen next.
I’m sure most of you know the story as I have been writing about it as it has happened.
They asked me to blog for them over the Olympics and Paralympics, and that’s what I did.
It turned out to be one of the most moving, special experiences I have ever had, and meant that I could write from the heart about these extra ordinary people and their sporting experiences.
The thing that I perhaps shouldn’t have done…is panicked.
I panicked about getting hold of Olympians and Paralympians. I panicked about writing the blogs. I panicked about the time that the Metro blogging was taking away from what we wanted to be doing with Masters and Harris and Dream On.
Turned out that I didn’t need to…panic at all…
The Metro blog has done so much for Dream On and Masters and Harris. My readership is up dramatically and we are selling our books, almost one a week at the moment.
If I had just been me and followed what I wanted to do on the Metro blog without the panic, then I’m sure I wouldn’t have these chipmunk cheeks.
The night before the Dream On day, which was the 24th August, the Metro asked me to keep blogging for them across the site.
Now I’m not exactly sure what this means, but I think it means that we have a bit of Metro muscle behind us now.
I don’t think I could have dreamt of a better way to get Masters and Harris, Dream On and the community out there into the wider world.
Life had a plan. And it was SOOOO much better than my plans, when I was thinking about how we could grow and expand.
From today, we start afresh, moving on to the next phase of life.
I have some real trust now that the universe works in wonderful ways and is really and practically working to help me (and us) with our wildest dreams.
Who’d have thunk it?
I always wanted to be a writer and a helper, and now I’m writing….and writing, and helping.
Mind boggling really.
When you take the first step towards your dream, you honestly don”t know where it will take you.
I’m on the journey, why don’t you come along for the ride?