12 In six years in london

opening myself up

farewell spit
wide open space – farewell spit, golden bay, new zealand

taking a leaf from the book of my adventurous friend alex, i jump:- a huge leap of faith…

opening myself up once more to a place that scares the pants off me, i invite a small group of inspirational women bloggers to meet.

caroline, and megg i have already met in person…
pen*
and susannah i haven’t met yet, though i would dearly love to do so…

me who is unbelievably shy (though some might doubt that), afraid of not being liked, fearful of everyone saying ‘no thanks’, i gently remind myself to never be afraid of living my life exactly as i wish it to be. i gently remind myself that in order to make friends, i need to break myself open a little more – becoming a wide open space, ready to accept whatever might come (whatever that might be). the courage to trust that whatever happens, it is the most perfect thing to happen for me right now.

so i put myself out there – throwing my email invitation into the ‘verse, i open myself up and ask for what i want – for all of us to meet, to hang out, go on a play date… speaking the truth that is for me in this moment, i ask for this with all the hope in my heart.

and, every one of them says YES! in fact, there are suggestions of two others (jo and emma) who are also keen to join us!

christine kane, in one of her songs sings “leap, and the net will appear”. i admit it’s a bit of a cliche and yet, when i dare, when i put myself out there, when i open myself up to new possibilities – daring to live my life as i really want it to be, something magical always happens.

so, today i ask you…

  • what is one thing you could do today to live your most authentic life?
  • what is something you have been fearing to ask for?
  • is there someone you would like to connect with that you fear might say no?
  • is there are part of you that is calling to be opened wide to a new possibility?

i would lovingly say to you (as i lovingly and gently say to myself), if you don’t ask… the answer is always going to be no.
dare to do it – start with one small thing
magic happens

  • javajune
    18/02/2009 at 23:23

    It sounds so wonderfully exciting- have fun.
    What is the one thing I would do-travel more. I would love to see and photograph the world. What stops me- money. Sad excuse but there is always hope for the future- I have time.
    jj

  • marianne
    16/02/2009 at 01:32

    Yay! I’m about to take a BIG old leap myself and will be drawing on the spirit of your courage as I do, thanks.

  • pen*
    12/02/2009 at 01:03

    thank you so much… i am equipped with ALL the fears and trepidation you mentioned but, equally for the same reasons, am embracing this with a big fat yes!

    i can’t wait.

  • kristen
    10/02/2009 at 20:50

    i’m sorry we won’t be able to meet when i’m in london, it would have been lovely to roam around with you and caroline…but i know we’ll meet in new hampshire in september.

    good for you for putting yourself out there. the universe, she delivers.

  • kristen
    10/02/2009 at 20:50

    i’m sorry we won’t be able to meet when i’m in london, it would have been lovely to roam around with you and caroline…but i know we’ll meet in new hampshire in september.

    good for you for putting yourself out there. the universe, she delivers.

  • Linni
    10/02/2009 at 17:07

    one word…jealous xx

  • jessica
    10/02/2009 at 14:56

    so proud of you…that would be something i would love to do but…i need to open up more as well…so proud of you…

  • darlene
    09/02/2009 at 19:57

    yay!! :) i wish i could leap into the air and meet with you too … so happy for you!! xo

  • megg
    08/02/2009 at 18:03

    I’m glad you did! You made all of our lives better at the same time! I can’t wait.

  • tanaya
    08/02/2009 at 17:16

    You are brilliant and I simply could not be more pleased for you….congrats on all counts.

    * what is one thing you could do today to live your most authentic life? leave

    * what is something you have been fearing to ask for? strength

    * is there are part of you that is calling to be opened wide to a new possibility? Yes, every single cell within me

    crushing on you, ~t~

  • Jo
    08/02/2009 at 16:08

    Magic does happen. And it IS happening. Hooray!

  • Susannah
    08/02/2009 at 15:49

    word :) x