NOTE: this is the last post to appear here as I’m closing my Life Design Strategies site, and have launched my new site -please come subscribe to my new site at: The Spacious Life - Thanks for being part of my community. I look forward to seeing you there - you can read more about my whole transition below. — Love, Vicky
I’ve reinvented myself many times. We all have.
I’ve usually been pretty sure what was next.
Hitch hiking around South America for 9 months when I was 21, moving to London to be a photographer in my 20’s, buying a canal boat in the UK my 30’s, going to live in Arizona for five years in my 40’s, buying a houseboat in Vancouver in my 50’s…… all involved stepping into the unknown.
Each time I knew exactly what I wanted. And I manifested it easily.
Lately there is something else driving me. It’s more about what I want to FEEL. Which is after all what all my previous ‘wants’ have been about - I just didn’t think of them in that way. And the trouble with that is, often what we want to FEEL get’s lost in translation!
I started my coaching business because I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to support my own ‘personal growth’ passion, I wanted to mix with like minded people, I wanted to create things, I wanted the freedom of having my own business. I heard you could coach from wherever you were….a beach, a different country, another time zone. Have a phone and an internet connection and you’re set, they said.
I know I’ve made a difference. I’ve been able to indulge in my favorite books and programs and have them be tax deductible even. I’ve met awesome people and made lasting friendships. I’ve grown, learned valuable lessons, become more of who I really am. I’ve created things, chosen my own hours and have worked from New Zealand, the US, Mexico and other places.
And, I’ve also spent way too much time on my computer. I’ve come to feel my life is not very spacious. I’ve been taking very few photographs, attending way too few retreats myself, doing not enough traveling. And as for my desire to speak Spanish fluently……nada!
It was exactly one year ago today that I left hospital after my hip replacement - what an awesome birthday present that was. This year has been largely recovering from that one, and another surgery earlier this year.
Now I’m ready to step into the next part of my life - to reinvent myself yet again. And I don’t know what that will look like.
I have my houseboat on the market because I want to feel free. I was brought up in New Zealand where in those days 85% of the population owned their own homes. Recently I’ve begun to question that wisdom for myself. It’s fine if you want to stay in one place for a long time.
What I do know is that I want to live a spacious life. That is the primary feeling I’m going for. Spaciousness to me is about feeling at peace with myself, feeling free to make choices and follow my heart, feeling abundant and healthy and feeling connected with myself so I hear the whispers and can follow my inner wisdom. Its about inspiration and passion. Cutting the busy, busy stuff that keeps me distracted.
It’s about conscious spending. Living with less stuff than we’ve been taught we need. Treading lightly on the planet. Taking time for what’s important. Living my values…..
My theme for this coming year is to follow my inner guidance.
It’s about stepping into the unknown. It takes trust!
I know I’m always taken care of - I have been till now, who why would that change?
My worst moments in life so far have been when I’ve felt off track with myself. (the hip pain was pretty bad too). The worst I can imagine is that one day at the end of my life I have regrets for not going for those feelings I want and not doing the things that will give me those feelings.
It’s about shifting my focus and going for what I want to feel. It makes a difference.
What I want to be feeling: spacious, free in all areas of my life, creative, guided, loved, living my truth, passionate, abundant, connected to myself and others.
What this might look like …. photography, travel, sunshine, meeting my soul-mate, living in an RV, buying a tiny home, Ecuador, learning Spanish, going on retreats, writing, being creative, having fun!
And coaching adventurous women who are ready to take their own leap of faith and go for the feelings that bring a sense of wholeness and purpose.
My focus will be the feelings I want to embody.
So, today I’d like to invite you to take a look at my new website, our new home. No need to subscribe again as I’ll be transferring my current list over.
Here it is: The Spacious Life
If YOU are ready to take a leap into your TRUTH, connect with me and apply for a complimentary discovery call. Let’s see if we can have some fun together.
What stops you living a spacious life?