Last year at this time I was dreaming and scheming... thinking about how I could take that 4 year plan and turn it into a 3 year plan.... And then I thought... hey, wait a minute... let's get creative.... what would it take to turn that 3 year plan into a 2 year plan??? And so I decided to be courageous and answer the question 'What's Next?'
What is funny is that even now, as I look back just over the past 12 months so much has changed from what I thought I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it... bringing me to this point...
What if there were a space you could go and explore your crafty and creative side... play with paints and paper and glue.... discover that inner wisdom deep inside your soul and let her bear witness to your discovery and growth... a place where you could hang with friends and share a glass of wine.... or find that perfect little gift for yourself or someone special.... would you want to gather there?
Well, my friends.... I am getting ready to open The Collage Cafe this summer in Evanston and it will be all that and more.... and I am so happy you're going to join me on this journey!
What are you most looking forward to or would you most like to see?
there are so many things to do and be done. I'm trying not to freak out. I am a list maker. It is something that brings a sense of calm to my life. But in the course of trying to make a switch from paper and pen list making to making lists on my iPad, I have found myself to be in a state of limbo as I try to find just the right app to take the place of my lovely paper and pen.
This has proved to be a challenge, however. As nothing really seems to be working the way I'd like it to, I find that I can't quite commit to any particular app. And since I, the queen of leading folks through change, know that it is important to stick with something at first to get through that initial level of discomfort, I haven't been using paper and pen. But I haven't been using my iPad either.
For any of you who ARE list makers, you can imagine that about now I'm ready to pull out my hair. I need to have a list for everything at work needing to doing, at home, as well as for The Collage Cafe. So I've decided for the sake of my own sanity that I will be spending some time tonight, creating my list.
Lists help me keep on track... help me think through things I might be forgetting, make connections across all areas of my life.... plus, there is definitely a sense of satisfaction when I get to cross something off that list.
At the top of the list for the collage cafe is 'create website' (photo above.... and so here we go.....! It's going to be an incredible ride.
Living a joy*filled life is a top priority. Here I will share what I learn along the way.