Imagine Your Dreams Coming True

Just imagine all of your dreams coming true.  Seriously, take a moment right now, close your eyes and let your dream flood your consciousness.  Now open your eyes and see how much of your dream is actually part of your reality now. Don’t worry if you struggle with this part cause you can always change it.

Your dream is never out of reach

I found a gem in my email this morning.  My publisher has sent me a proof for the upcoming re-release of my previous books. It may seem like an innocuous event, but for me, it’s a dream come true.

Years ago, I wanted to be a writer. I had stories in my head, but because of the job and career I was in, I always felt that it was improper and downright silly for me to want to be a writer. Microbiology was my career and my life.  Nothing more, nothing less.

Once upon a time, I had a blog back in 2007 which was successful, but I never considered myself a writer. Not a real writer anyway. My mind and heart were closed off to the possibility of being anything else.

Years later when I discovered The Law of Attraction, I decided I needed to go for my dreams on a big level because I wasn’t happy just being a scientist. Becoming and being a writer was part of that dream so I wrote.  I started with one blog and one book. Then I started another blog (this one) and more books.  I wrote e-courses too and sold them. When I moved back to Albuquerque, I was asked to write a script for a movie (several actually) and now…I’m a writer.

Now what does my story have to do with your dream?

Had I not allowed myself to dream my dream, I would have stayed exactly where I was, in the lab.  My businesses and writing career would not exist today. Nothing in my life would have changed and I’d probably still be working in a laboratory somewhere.

The other thing I had to do was get into action which meant writing everyday.  I put myself on a serious schedule and I did just that; I wrote everyday.

All of this all started with my dream.

Now I am celebrating today because I have a publisher and a proof for a book cover. It is a dream come true for me.

I’m still dreaming too. I don’t think I’ll ever stop because I want to share with everyone what I’ve learned along the way. I have another book in the works (announcements will be made closer to the release date).

Now just imagine all your dreams coming true.

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5 Things I Learned Being on the Road

5 Things I Learned Being on the Road

Life has unexpected turns now again like I mentioned in my last post, Life is a Rollercoaster and the last few months for me have been no exception. For most of April, I have been on the road with my beloved in a big truck which would explain why I haven’t written much here, but I have been working. I’m always working no matter where I am.

Anyway, the days on the road are long and filled with ever changing scenery. We spend 10-11 hours on the road every day, traveling from one place to another, taking stuff where it needs to go. We’ve hauled so many different types of freight, it’s been a challenge to keep track of it all. Overall, being in the truck has been somewhat of a dream come true for me. I love to travel and I’ve gotten to live in a big truck and spend 24 hours a day less than 10 feet from my love. I’ve learned a few things as well.

1. Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is so important not just for our bodies, but our minds too and when you are on the road, traveling hundreds of miles everyday, it’s even more important because the days can be super long.

On the first trip, I was getting up at my normal time and going to bed much later than I am used to at home.  As a result of not listening to my body, I ended up being exhausted (and quite crabby) toward the end of the trip. On this last run, I decided to change things up a bit and let myself rest when I needed meaning, if I felt tired, I crawled into the back and took a nap or just rested on the bunk.  I felt so much better and wasn’t as exhausted as I had been on previous trips.

2. Eat Well

Eating on the road has it’s challenges because there aren’t many options that don’t involved fast food or convenience store truck-stop food. Now while eating that stuff is ok on occasion, it’s gets real boring after a few days. (How many ways can you prepare a cheese burger?)  That’s not to say that you can’t find or bring options with you.

On the last trip, I decided to bring quite a bit of fruit with me to munch on instead of the standard snack foods which are super convenient in the truck.

3. Do Something You Love Everyday

Even though the days can be long, you can still do something you love everyday no matter where you are.  Maybe you like video games or reading. It really doesn’t matter what it is you do, but it has to be something you love and helps you relax.

I like to read when we’re out on the road because not only does it help me wind down after bouncing around in the truck all day, but I learn something new every time I pick up a book. Renee likes to play video games to relax.

4. Stay Connected

Just because you are miles away from the people you care about doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected.  Social media is a great way to stay in contact with the people you care about.  You can also use your phone and either text or call your friends and family.

On these last few trips, I stayed in contact with my family and friends through text messages.  My mom loves to see pictures of scenery so I’d send a few to her everyday.

5. The Law of Attraction is Always Working

No matter where you are, the Law of Attraction is still always working for you all day every day.  No matter where you are, you are always attracting things into your life so stay mindful.  Practice your meditation or intentions or whatever you do for your daily practice.

I got sort of slack with my Law of Attraction practice when we were on the road and as a result, I started feeling really stuck again. Now I’m home and I’m getting back into my practice and it feels so good. I’m also finishing up another book which I’m hoping to get released in July.

At some point, I’ll be back on the road with Renee again. We’ve had a bit of a shake up over here as far as his work goes, but it’s all good.

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Yes, Life IS like a Roller Coaster

Have you ever been on a roller coaster?  I bet you have. So have I and I gotta say this using a very over used cliche’ …..

Life is like a roller coaster.

 

Sometimes you gotta wait and be patient just like that big hill at the beginning of the roller coaster. You know the one. The whole car clicks it’s way up, up, up and you’re just waiting for it to stop cause you know you’re going to be hurled down the hill into who knows what. Maybe the car drops 30 feet only to rise up again on another hill.  Sometimes the car lurches from side-to-side in tight turns that jerk your whole body to and fro.  The car could also go in a loop-de-loop and the horizon turns upside down  and you get to see the world from an all wonky new perspective.

 

You can’t really know what you’re going to experience until you step into that car and strap yourself in.

 

What you do know though is that you’re going to have fun. You aren’t in control and you may not know what is going to happen next, but it’s ok. .

 

And that’s what life feels like sometimes.

 

Since moving back to Albuquerque and many other times in my life, there have been ups and downs and twists and turns along the way which I never would have imagined. I love my life and am grateful for all the crazy stuff I have experienced along the way. I’m glad my life is like a roller coaster.

 

So here’s the deal: We don’t know what our lives are going to bring.  We can plan, but really, we can’t know for certain.

 

For example, recently, I’ve been planning on going on the road with R. in the truck for an adventure. I’ve been looking so forward to this, packing and planning and getting myself all ready to go. I even bought these crazy funnel things that…..  ha ha…(I’ll share that story on my other blog Adventures of a Curly Girl)

 

Anyway, a couple of days ago, one of my cats started to act funny.  Not bad funny, but not like himself which has me concerned.  I’ve been keeping an eye on him and so far, so good, but if he’s not totally back to his usual awesome cat self by the time R. leaves, then I will stay home with him until he recuperates.

 

And there it is…just like a roller coaster with an unexpected turn. I may not be getting on the road with R. as soon as I had hoped. It’s ok though.

Life IS a roller coaster.

Might as well enjoy the ride!

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Happy New Year! What do you want?

Happy New Year!

Well, we did it, folks! One more year around the sun and we’re all still here!  Happy New Year!! Woo hoo!  Give yourself a pat on the back and get ready for another whirlwind of a ride!  2017 is going to be awesome!  Hell, it already is!

Yay for 2017!

This morning, the love of my life, Renee, wrote in his blog about what he wants in 2017. It was so good that it inspired me to write this blog  and share what it is that I want in 2017.

Now earlier this morning I got out a brand new journal that I’ve been saving for some reason and started my master list of dreams and desires. Yep, it’s a new year, time for a new journal and a new list.

New Year, New Journal

A few years ago, I started to write down what I want everyday and amazingly, most of the things I’ve been putting down in these journals have been coming true.  Yea, it’s a pretty cool thing when you start to manifest what you want. I love that about the Law of Attraction!

Anywho…..what is on my master list for 2017.  What do I want to do?  Who do I want to become?  What do I want to have?  Pretty much everything I want goes into that journal.  Everyday.  Sometimes the list changes a bit, but it’s always there. It’s one of the things I do in my Law of Attraction practice.

So What Do I Want in 2017?

  1. Sell a full length feature screenplay
  2. Write, direct and produce at least 3 short films
  3. Get said films into at least 3 film festivals
  4. Get hired to write for a TV show as a staff writer
  5. Be healthier (and back to my fighting weight)
  6. Finish the house (even the kitchen)
  7. Laugh everyday and make others laugh as well
  8. Travel to the UK and Australia and ?
  9. Fly first class
  10. Pay off all debts
  11. Help as many people as I can live the life of their dreams
  12. Write at least 3 more books and publish them
  13. Get a publishing deal
  14. Launch another podcast
  15. Get into the Screen Actor’s Guild and Producer’s Guild of America
  16. Skydive at least once
  17. Spend everyday in creative flow
  18. Start riding a motorcycle
  19. Get on the stage and do stand up comedy
  20. Live my life to the absolute fullest!

So there you have it. 20 of the things I want to do, be and have in 2017.  I am excited and happy to check off as many of them as I can!  Woo hoo! It’s going to be fun for sure!

So what do you want in the new year?  What’s on your list?

xoxox

It’s Ok to Not Know

July was a crazy month for me.  So much happened in one month and now that it’s August, I feel like I’m trying to find my footing again.  I don’t feel lost per se, but I do feel like there are a billion things to do and I gotta choose just one.   Just one!  And I do not know which one to choose…..Bahh….

I feel like Indiana Jones  when he has to pick one cup from the others and it’s gotta be the right one or …well, if you’ve seen the movie, you know what happens.

So how do I choose?  How do I choose the right project to focus on?

Maybe this is the universe telling me that it’s ok to not know right now and to take some time off and get back to  my groovy happy zone and flow.

Last month was such a whirlwind of ups and downs. Between movie shoots, trips to the lake, my directorial debut and a bunch of other personal things,  the dust from all of that excitement and adventure has settled and I sort of don’t know what to do. Of course, I have a huge laundry list of shit to take care of and I know what I should be doing, but honestly, I don’t feel like doing any of it right now. Why that is, I have no idea and that is ok.

I give myself permission to not know.

It is ok to not know and not have all of the answers all of the time. Sometimes I need to sit and feel what I need to do next.  I know, sounds crazy, but it’s true.  Ever since I started to lead my business and my writing with my heart instead of my head, it’s gone so much smoother and has been better overall.

My scripts will always be here, waiting patiently for me to work on them. The rest of the business stuff, it will be here too. I know this is temporary and shall pass because it always does.

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How Did I Get Here

How did I get here?

 

I used to wonder if I got ‘here’ by accident or if it was my own doing.

 

And ‘here’…where is ‘here’ exactly?

 

Well, ‘here’ is my home. My house, in my office with the computer, surrounded by two of my cats who insist on ‘helping’ me work (eg walking about on my desk, sitting on my mouse pad and staring at me while I type).

 

‘Here’ means other things as well.

 

I now work for myself creating and doing what I want to do.

 

I no longer punch a clock every day and work in a lab. I don’t spend all day on the phone chasing leads and pitching strangers. I also do not walk around a sales floor, chatting with customers to help them find what they need in the shop.

 

‘Here’ is freedom.

‘Here’ is openness.

‘Here’ is mine.

 

See, just over two years ago, my journey to ‘here’ really began when I found myself unemployed again and struggling to understand how in the hell I managed to get myself fired….again. I was a good employee. I had skills and did a good job, yet I was no longer wanted. I was labeled trouble and sent on my way.

 

Truth is though, I never liked that job or the people I worked for or with so really, it was a blessing to get fired.

 

Yes, I hated my job….

 

Now what does that have to do with ‘here’…..

 

Well, I felt like I was in a sort of free fall after being let go….a ‘what the fuck do I do now with my life?’ now sort of place.

 

And I had questions….Why did this happen again? What part did I play? What did I do wrong and right? How can I make my life better in the future? And so forth and so on….

 

As I sought to answer those questions, I discovered the Law of Attraction through a movie of all things, ‘ The Secret’ and I wondered……

 

Could this be the answer? Have I been manifesting all of my life and not knowing it? Bringing things into my life that I didn’t necessarily want (or did I?)

 

I hated that job and for months would ruminate on getting fired….
then it happened!

 

When I made that connection, it was like someone opened the dark clouds and the sun shone directly on me.

 

So what did I do next?

 

I studied, I learned. I applied what I learned about the Law of Attraction.

 

And now, well I’m ‘here’…..

 

When I look back over the past 2 years, I have manifested so many awesome things in my life. Things that I never would have thought possible back when I was still punching a clock.

 

For example:

 

I haven’t had a regular job in over 2 years.
I work from home.
I work for myself.
I set my schedule.
Money shows up when I need it.
I create and write and do what I want to do.
I study and am trying to learn as much as I can.

 

I live the Law of Attraction!

 

And you can too!

 

You can create your own ‘here’, whatever that may be. It’s your life.

 

Where are you? Do you like where you are?

 

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Who’s Driving?

Who’s Driving?

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been on a mission. A mission to create, write, try new things, do more and be more me.

 

This journey, my journey, is no longer directed by others, but is being lead by my heart. My soul is on fire to share who I am, what I’ve learned and what I know about life, love, humor and all kinds of other wonderful things I’ve picked up along the travels of my life.

 

I will not hide who I am any longer behind the ‘shoulds, coulds and must do’ bullshit.

 

My sunshiny blinders are on and I’m back to creating and writing in a way that makes me feel good and happy and joyful. Everyday…every single freaking day!

 

How did I ever get to such a place?

 

I don’t know, but I am glad to be here.

 

Listen to your heart.

 

Let it do the driving for awhile!

 

So how do you even begin to do that?

 

For years, I wondered that myself. Listen to your heart and let it lead you.

 

But how?

 

I guess it begins by turning inward a bit and tuning out the cacophony of voices surrounding you. You start by listening first to the whispers of your soul that remind you of who you really are before the world around you herded you into what they thought you should be. You get quiet, and you listen…..

 

You remember all of the dreams you had as a kid. You know the ones. The ones that you openly shared with anyone who would listen back then.

 

Everyone believed you and encouraged you to dream back then because it was totally reasonable for a 5 year old to want to be the president, a movie star and an astronaut, ruling the country from outer space whilst making movies at the same time.

 

At some point, the encouragement stopped and your dreams, suddenly they were ‘unreasonable’, ‘crazy’ or ‘wild’. You were told to grow up and do something reasonable and safe with your life.

 

You stopped listening to your heart and began to listen to all of the peole around you who told you what you ‘should’ be doing because you had an aptitude for something. You quit trusting yourself and did what they said to do because they promised a life of comfort, safety and financial stability.

 

But you were never satisfied with that. You looked out the window while at work and wondered “Is this it? Is this my life? Am I always going to be in the office, hospital, laboratory for the rest of my life?” and it made you want to cry and run away.

 

Maybe it didn’t happen all at once, but eventually and slowly you started to remember all of the dreams you had as a kid. You became quiet and you listened and your heart opened up and reminded you of who you were before the world told you what you needed to be.

 

As you listened, you started to dream again and believe that there was more to living a life of obligation and expectation. You trusted yourself more and began to shed the chains of the prison you created for yourself by doing what they told you to do because it was ‘safe’.

 

Eventually after some time of listening, you decided to truly break free because the pain of the role that you took because others told you to became too much to bear and you couldn’t live one more day doing things that you did not like or enjoy.

 

You drew a line in the sand….

 

You listened to your heart and let it guide you on your new journey, taking on a new part of your own creation, filled with joy and happiness and heaps of laughter.

 

The life that you used to have no longer exists for you now.

 

You’ve become soul driven with a purpose. An awesome fabulous purpose!

 

And you will not quit or give up on your dreams anymore.

 

Or try to be someone or something you aren’t.

 

Those days are long gone

 

Because you listen to your heart now.

It does the driving.

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Rebuilding, Decluttering and Insanity

Rebuilding, Decluttering and Insanity

Today marks the nearly half way point of December. Half way through the month and I have been busy. Busy decluttering and rebuilding my life here in New Mexico.

 

For those of you that don’t know, when I moved back here in October, I came home to a house that was destroyed and trashed by my younger brother. I had an inkling that the house was in bad shape, but I had no idea how awful it really was until I walked through the front door.

 

Since that time, my father and I have been working diligently to clean up the mess and restore what was fucked up.

 

And it’s been work.

 

Hard, physical and sometimes heartbreaking work, but we are doing it. Every weekend, he shows up and we work on the house.

 

Like the hardwood floors that all needed to be stripped, sanded and refinished and the walls that all needed to be cleaned, patched and painted.

 

I love it when it gets done cause it’s so beautiful and clean, but damn, I get tired of working on it. Some days, it makes me sad that my brother cared so little for my house and in some ways it makes me feel that he doesn’t care about me or the rest of the family. Other times when we work on the house, I feel sadness that he is so messed up and I miss the person he used to be. I hope and pray that the sweet boy I grew up with is somewhere there buried within the horrific and destructive person who destroyed my home. And then there are the feelings of happiness I get when we finish something like the floors and walls and it looks so great and awesome.

 

I think the term for this cacophony of feelings is insanity.

 

Anyway….so there is the house. From the destruction, she is being rebuilt.

 

Then there is my life in the boxes. The boxes from oh-so-long ago, like 15+ years, of my stuff that I never really unpacked when I bought the house because back then they just were not a priority. Now, I’ve started to go through them.

 

I am calling this the great decluttering part 2 of 2015. It’s the end of the year and well, I had no idea what was even in many of the boxes because they’ve been packed up for so long.

 

Going through them so far has stirred up a bunch of emotions for me too.

 

Yay! More insanity!

 

The big questions that keep coming up are “Why did I keep some of the things I kept all these years? What stuff do I keep now? How can I free myself from being such a packrat? Maybe I should just accept that I am a packrat and love myself anyway.”

 

So my former life in boxes. Some of them are filled with wondrous memories and love. Others, not so much….but I am going through them, sorting and keeping some things that I really love and giving away other things that just do not serve me or that I do not like.
So I’ve been busy.  Busy and insane. I am nearly done writing another book and I am writing out my plans for next year. My office is nearly finished and once I get my new desk, I will be moving into that room and turning it into my sacred space for creativity and awesomeness.

 

So that’s where I am at today. Decluttering, rebuilding and insanity.

 

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Distractions and The Back Seat

Distractions and The Back Seat

 

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks here in the Dream Created Life universe. I haven’t been writing as much as I usually do. Maybe it’s the cooler weather. Maybe it’s because of my birthday. Maybe it’s because I’ve been busy doing a ton of house improvements (my living room looks fabulous now, btw). Maybe it’s because I’ve been busy, distracted by other things. Either way, my life has busy.

 

I’m not in a funk, per se, just busy. Busy is good when things are getting done and they are getting done. Only my writing has taken a back seat to the rest of my life which maybe isn’t the best plan since I am a writer and well, if I don’t write then?

 

Writing is my passion and business. It’s time to get back to it!

 

So…..
Am I going to beat myself up for not writing?
Am I am going to feel bad and wallow in self pity cause I haven’t written much lately?

 

Nope.

 

I’m not going to do any of that.

 

Sometimes my writing flows like a deluge. Other times not.

 

I accept both and give myself permission to take a break if needed. It’s healthy to take a break sometimes.

 

It’s time to move my writing out of the back seat. I’m going to schedule time into write everyday like I was before.

 

Then I’m going to write.

 

Hell, I am doing it right now! Yay!

 

So if you find your life has gotten really busy and you aren’t living your passion or doing the one thing that lights your heart on fire everyday, don’t beat yourself up. Just rededicate yourself to it. Carve out some time everyday and do it!

 

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Celebrate the Small Things

Celebrate the small things.

 

So I know I keep writing about my house, but I can’t help it cause it’s such a source wisdom lately! Yesterday, I learned something from it again.

 

A few weeks ago, we had a bit of a cold snap here in Albuquerque. Not cold like New England cold, but cold enough that I could see my breath when I exhaled while still in the house. Of course, my heater wasn’t turned on yet and well given the state of the house and the fact that my brother had installed the heater…well, let’s just say that I was wary about firing it up.

 

So I called one HVAC contractor who came out, took one look at the heater and after a bit of convincing, fired it up anyway. When the blower came on, the bloody thing started to make a banging noise so the tech shut it off and and told me that I needed an entire new heating system and ductwork to the tune of about 12k.

 

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry since it seems like every time I turn around there is some other thing that needs to be fixed to replaced thanks to my brother.

 

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Yes, those are coffee cans!

 

Of course, I did what I always do and decided to find the funny in the situation. I posted the above photo on my Facebook account last week on Halloween as a ha-ha check out my haunted horror of a heater complete with creepy coffee can vents.

 

Then I got a message.

 

From a friend that I went to middle school with.

 

He is an HVAC contractor and wondered if he could come look at my heater.

 

After hearing what I did from the other contractor, I was like, ‘YES, please do!!’

 

So he came over yesterday, took apart my heater and FIXED IT….yes…..fixed it..

 

And it didn’t need to be replaced yet!

 

It’s such a small thing to be happy about. A fixed heater….

 

But I am thankful.

 

Thankful that the Universe saw to it that my friend saw that post and that he was able to come over and fix it.

 

So that’s today’s lesson:

 

Celebrate the small things. No matter how small or insignificant they may seem.

 

We are surrounded by blessings everyday. Maybe to other people, they aren’t blessings, but fuck what those people say or think. If it matters to you, celebrate it. Be joyful for those little things that make your life good and happy. Be thankful for every single one of those blessings.

 

And celebrate the small things.

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