Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My inspiration to dream

So yesterday I got an email from a web designer asking if I wanted to sell my humble little blog. Really?

Selling my blog for the small amount that it would be worth would be much like selling one of my children, much like selling a piece of myself which only has true value to me and which money couldn't buy.

Sure there's days where selling my children might be considered an option but now that they're nearly all adults it's not really viable, they'd probably fight it too much.

This blog has been my world for so long and while my attention has waned a little due to the limited free time I have, I still love the name of it, the nature and content of it. So much so, that I've bought the domain name Inspiration to Dream for the future plans I have.

Sell it, well while I'm just a bit chuffed that anybody would even ask, but it's my baby. It's a record of my growth, my opinions, my life. It's an extension of me really.

Now, in terms of future plans, I'm kind of annoyed that its taken me this many years to finally decide what I want to be when I grow up. What I wouldn't give to be 20 years younger and knowing what I do and what I want to be. 

Sure, life experience speaks for a lot of things and maybe I couldn't have got to this stage of my life or these decisions without life experience. But damn I want to learn everything over night and I simply can't absorb enough knowledge quick enough.

Now that I'm almost grown up I'm trying to figure out the best way to combine everything that I'm passionate about into something simply amazing. So how do I combine life coaching, self development, e-learning and design all into one location independent career.

My dream job is creative and inspirational, where I'm the boss of me and which provides opportunities to enrich and change peoples lives. Something that stands out from the others because it's slightly different, slightly quirky and just plain inspiring.

Really I just want an opportunity to provide others with the Inspiration to Dream, so now can you see why this blog and everything it stands for is beyond any monetary price anyone could ever offer.

Mmmm even I didn't realise how much it meant to me. In the 12 months since I resigned my job of 12 years, my new job has helped me paint an almost clear picture of what I want my future to be. Leaping out of my comfort zone and quitting my job was the best decision I ever made.

One thing that job gave me was one of the best examples of good management I could have ever had and some amazing mentors along the way, so that role played its part in my education.

I'm furiously studying my MBA - due for completion mid next year, I'm learning everything I can about e-learning and instructional design through my job and I'm figuring out where I can fit in a life coaching course to round out my learning. Patience has obviously never been a strong point for me.

On this one, I just have to trust my instincts - that I'm where I need to be, doing what I need to be doing at this exact moment in my life and that the Universe will provide the right opportunity when the time is right.

So what in your life is providing the inspiration to dream a little dream?

Cheers, Fi


  1. Morning Fiona,
    You are following a very similar path to me, except that I abandoned ideas of the MBA some time ago, but certainly pursuing the life coaching and eCourses. If you are serious about the eCourses you are better off with some more targetted learning such as you will find from Reverie Coaching.

  2. Woo Hoo - I have tried many times to add a comment to your posts, and this is the first time that it has actually worked.

  3. Hi Dorothy,

    Not sure what's changed that you can now comment - but welcome. I will definitely have a look at Reverie Coaching so thanks for the tip.

    I'm quite open to any ideas or suggestions of what can help me with the next step, don't suppose you have suggestions for how to put some extra hours in my days :-)

  4. Luck = Preparation + are being a good Girl Scout & becoming very well prepared. Patience is a Virtue

  5. I like that equation Candy but I still need to work on the patience concept :-)


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