Learning To Fly
Many of you know of my fiancé’s passing 3 months ago in a crash while working as a helicopter pilot in Washington state. In no time in your life do you become more clear about what is important to you than a tragic loss of a partner and best friend. It strips away everything until all that is left are the vital things that can still make your heart soar in the middle of the darkness.
Finding Flying Lessons
Drew’s mom bought me this painting about a month ago by Kelly Rae Roberts. I happened upon a whole wall of her paintings in the shop we were at, and tucked away in the corner, hiding behind a sign was this one. It reads “she lived her heart’s glowing truth every single day”. It sits by my bed and serves as my mantra… my commitment to live my truth each day – no matter how joyful or sorrow-filled that truth might be.
Then I went onto Kelly Rae’s site and nearly fell out of my chair when I saw her online course titled “Flying Lessons: How to make your creative business soar” – Drew had just finished his rating to be a flight instructor, and had spent many nights giving me flight lessons to practice for his final exam this past year. If ever there was a sign! I purchased the course immediately, as an early birthday present to myself. And today it starts, just a week before my 30th birthday.
What Is My Passion?
In the midst of his loss, and with the help and support of many beautiful people in my life, I found my passion… the thing that is to help me heal and carry me forward into a brilliant shining life. It was there all along you see, it’s been there since I was a little girl, but its been hiding beneath all the clutter of everyday life until this loss stripped away everything else. I want to make things. I want to make things that excite me and make a difference in people’s lives. And I don’t want to have to fit that into a box anymore. I draw, paint, photograph, write, design, weld, sculpt and do whatever else I fall in love with. And that is what I want to build my life and career around.
The Journey Ahead…
So I don’t know much right now – but I know the most important thing. I know that I’m not going to play by the rules anymore – the old restrictions of fear and doubt that have kept me in a box most of my life. Done. My fiancé faced the biggest fear of all to achieve his dreams of flying and doing what he loved for a living, so being afraid just isn’t a good enough reason anymore. I’m going to pursue the life I want – and nothing is going to stop me. I’m going to follow my heart and soul, because now I truly believe in myself. It is mine to have, so I’m going to take it. And I am SO thrilled to have this course to help me get further on my journey. I’m also thrilled to share my journey with all of you here on my blog. So here’s to flying high my friends.. I hope to see you on a cloud somewhere up there!
fantastic! please let us know how the course goes and how it helps to shape your vision of your creative career. I am cheering you on, my friend!
Hi there! I found you through Taking Flight. Just wanted to say I think it’s amazing how you are leaping into this creative life. I wish you the best in your journey, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you in class.
Hi Tricia! Thank you so much! Gosh i’m already a few days behind on my readings! haha but cannot wait to catch up. Thanks for taking time to check out the blog, I look forward to getting to know you as well! =) Fly high!
wanted to make sure I showed some love to both your blogs. :)
awww thank you! dang i am so behind, still need to post the other award. arg. Congrats on the award to yours!! =D hooray!
I’m very happy you’re on the e-course + that we’re all getting the chance to get to know you!! I love all the synchronicity involved in you taking the class. It was obviously the right time. And meant to be.
Hi Sarah, Love your voice and the truth you are speaking. It gives me courage to do so as well. And all of our wonderful Flying Lessons community. I am in awe of the support and the talent that is out there. And I feel so blessed to be part of this group.