Recently, I began writing a monthly piece in South Jersey MOM magazine, much to my delight. My first article will be in the December issue, which should hit newsstands on December 5. But I want to tell a bit about how this came to be. This story is all about wanting something and then going after it.
I have been aware for a while now that in addition to being a parent coach which I absolutely love and adore, I also want to be a writer, which allows me to clarify the things that I think about and focus on in my parent coaching. I have written my entire life, but I want to move it to the next level. A few weeks ago, I googled every local parenting magazine in my area and sent an email to the editor of each one telling them that I want to write a monthly column in their magazine. One of the editors got back in touch with me and after a lengthy phone conversation, I was asked to submit my first article! Because it is only once a month, I know that I can work this into my existing life without adding any stress. In fact, this will bring me added joy, as it is another creative outlet for me.
When I was talking with the editor, she said that she had another parent who had written for her for a long time, who recently discontinued her monthly column. She has been hoping for several months that the “right” person would come along to fill this mom’s shoes, and then out of the blue, I contacted her. This is the way I believe the Universe works – I felt the inspiration to put myself out there as a writer just when this editor needed a new writer. It is beautiful when you see the world work in that way, and it works this way all the time, if only we have the eyes to see it.
Is there anything that you would like to bring into your life? An activity or a career? A hobby? A friendship? What is stopping you? Perhaps you are not at a point where you can take a huge leap, but maybe you can take a tiny step closer to living the life you dream about. I guarantee you it is worth it.