Begin Again – Creating the Passion

One of the biggest elements in my ‘begin again’ has been a focus on creativity. I’ve discovered my creativity is a crucial piece of me. It needs continual nourishment to keep me alive. By alive, I mean balanced, happy and functional. Creativity is my passion and life force. So how do you keep your passion alive when you are forced to work at a forty hour a week job that sucks the life out of you? For me, it’s about fifteen minutes a day devoted exclusively to my creativity. I know it sounds absurd, but I was astounded by how much I can accomplish in fifteen minutes a day. Last year, I did a six month experiment. Every morning, right after I showered, I sat down at the dining room table, set a timer for 15 minutes, opened a notebook

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Begin Again – Welcome to My World!

Have you ever dreamed of ditching your life and beginning again? Six years ago, I did just that, walking away from a reasonably successful law career in New York. Why? For me, it was the only possible choice. My life in New York left me burnt out and miserable. Every morning, when I woke up, my first thought was “I hate my life.” I knew if I didn’t make some real changes, I was looking at a lifetime of unhappy. I couldn’t let that be an option. I moved south, to Charlotte, NC where I had two acquaintances. That was ok, it was comforting to know there were people I could call for the name of a restaurant or a doctor. My alone-less forced me to be proactive to find my people. I had to step outside of my comfort

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