Enough Said! Had to share this with everyone!
Internal growth has come with sacrifices for me. Internal growth has come only by having acceptance that my life may feel extremely uncomfortable at times. A couple of nights ago, I was having a hard time sleeping because my heart felt heavy. Yesterday I was feeling anxiety because I have two important meetings today – that I’ve anticipated for over 2 months. I’ve prepared, I’ve researched … I’ve definitely done my due diligence. I felt shaky the entire day and then I was reminded … “let go and have faith.”
“Having faith” to me doesn’t mean – that if you have faith – things will go exactly the way you’d like it. We forget that we are not always in control. Whatever higher power one believes in – really is in control. Once you “show up” for yourself – a person has to allow the universe/god/buddha etc. to do for them what’s in store for them. Some things are outright “blessings,” while others are “blessings in disguise.”
I did everything I could do to make today’s meeting at 10 am go in my favor. I can only hope for what I’d like to see happen. I have to let go of force, let go of control – and “have faith,” that whatever happens is supposed too. “Let go!” God works in mysterious ways. We have to ask ourselves “Why?” when we put our hearts into something. A friend shared that when you truly understand “why” you are doing something – that’s where your passion lies for whatever you choose to do in life.
“I believe that anyone can make anything a reality if you really believe in it.”
My meeting begins in 20 minutes. I’m going to take this time to look over my notes and return to this blog with some results. Whatever the result, the train does not stop here!
It’s been a insanely crazy week of preparation for me. It’s the first time I’ve really put a significant amount of time, thought and energy into everything that I do. In the past I would sometimes feel rushed and find myself making careless mistakes. I’m making a conscious effort to be less reactive, more pro-active and be accountable for my deadlines. It feels good to slow down a bit and pay more attention; not just to my work but also my relationships and day to day activities.
I had the chance to reconnect with some old friends and I made some really awesome new friends. I’ve made some really hard decisions mentally that I plan on carrying out, and I’ve been stern with things that in the past I had a hard time sticking to my guns. I’m growing and I can feel it everyday in the decisions I choose to make, in my newfound responsibility to myself personally and professionally and in the way I’m beginning to look at people and things around me. My perspective is certainly changing.
I’ve made some traction towards some of my goals this year and I’m going to rise to the occasion when opportunity rings and just see what happens … why not?
I will soon be launching a series of Roller Skating events titled, United We Bounce. Hosted by Doug E. Fresh. This event will launch in February 2010 in Los Angeles. I met with the owner of the venue this week and it looks like we’re going to be able to get the first event off the ground very soon. We’ve been working on this event for the past 6 months and it felt really good to meet the owner and have a productive and positive meeting. Booking the venue is always a good start in the right direction.
Styles Upon Styles is set to still launch in San Francisco at the end of February 2010. We are steadily preparing for the celebration. Again, I have a super important phone meeting on Friday that I’ve been preparing for and I’m crossing my fingers for the opportunity to work with this company. They would be an amazing addition to the concept and growth. I’ll definitely keep everyone posted on this. We are working on solidifying the logo, budget and promotional partners, t shirt company etc. I went with Faye Boogie to go scope out the venue that we’re going to use for the Los Angeles Styles Upon Styles. It’s fresh. I can’t wait!
Rock Your Sole-We hit a little challenge in the road with this event because the venue we’d like to use is completely booked through September 2010. Every single day. I couldn’t believe it. It’s crazy. So we’re going to have to re-think and brainstorm other venue options. Obstacles like this make everything more worthwhile when everything comes together. This is the nature of the game.
Angels for Haiti — I think we’ve confirmed the date for January 27th 2010 at the Avalon in Hollywood, Ca. We are currently awaiting confirmation on talent. Drake Muse – creator of A Taste of Chicago in Los Angeles has signed on to co promote this event as well. All proceeds will be given to Wyclef’s foundation Yele Haiti. More details to come tomorrow.
United We Bounce will be done in conjunction with the Honey Collective. I’m very excited to launch our Honey Collective events in 2010. We have so many exciting things planned for our supporters. Our calendar is absolutely amazing and we’re ready to get this year started. We will be sending out a calendar very soon. 🙂
As for ME! I’m loving and learning more with each day that passes. I thank god everyday for those special moments that pass when I feel at peace in my mind and my heart. I’ve been smiling and laughing, enjoying old friends and making a lot of new ones. It’s a significant time in my life and it’s my time to SHOW UP … for me.