I had one opportunity to capture this bird taking flight. One click, one moment, and only a split second to share these beautiful wings and the beginning of a glorious flight. Just before takeoff, I noticed a glimpse of red, but had no idea what would unfold. In another time of my life, I would have been too distracted to notice; to consumed with noise and busyness to engage.
I would have missed this magnificence.
When I first started simplifying my life, I didn’t know what I wanted. I only knew what I didn’t want anymore.
I didn’t want to be:
And by simplifying my life; thing by thing, hour by hour and inch by inch, I discovered what I wanted. I wanted to be free.
- Free to love
- Free to rest
- Free to say yes or no
- Free to notice a glimpse of red
- Free to engage, explore and enjoy
I also wanted the freedom to work.
I wanted freedom to work from wherever I wanted, with whomever I wanted, for as long as I wanted. I wanted the freedom to take a day off, or a week or a month. Through blogging, I developed a microbusiness that has delivered that freedom.
My blog didn’t grow because I used clever key words. I didn’t. It didn’t grow because I did extensive market research. Never happened. It didn’t grow because I gave away free gifts so people would subscribe. Nope, I wasn’t going to trick people into sticking around. My blog didn’t grow because I am an experienced, educated writer either. I’m not.
Instead, it grew because I stayed focused on connecting with the right people (you) instead of all the people. I also decided not to learn it all, but only what was most important. Instead of complicating things, I gave myself permission to make this journey enjoyable. I decided to uncomplicate everything for ultimate freedom. Freedom from stress. Freedom from comparison and freedom from the fear of needing to know it all before getting started.
If you want to know how I did it, and how you can do it, check out Zero to 100, a microcourse for beginning bloggers or contact me and let me know how I can be helpful.