On the 8th of March I was feeling a little scattered about all the work I have going on in different areas of my life. I then picked the 'Fairy of the Blog' and everything got better.
Did it really? Does 'A Fairy of a Bright New Day' have that much power? Yes, for me, she does. Because as soon as I see her I start thinking of where I find renewal. The kind of renewal that comes with the freshness of a new day or the green energy you feel at the start of a project.
On this day it brought me to thinking of my friend Sister Pat.
Sister Pat is a quietly powerful woman who's currently organizing a city wide peace and community building project that will take place in a multitude of ways this year in Winooski, Vermont.
Sister Pat is always doing something like this. She easily enlists people's involvement by telling them they should come. And they do.
I went to one of the organizing meetings Sister Pat held in January. She shared something I wrote in a notebook and have been returning to ever since. This loosely paraphrased list inspired by Jesse Lyn Stoner from the Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership is what I think of as what you need when you want to succeed at doing ANYTHING.'
1. Clear vision
2. Understand your reality
3. Build relationships
4. Have the courage to do what you need to do.
I hope you can apply this to any project you are about to start or need to renew your energy for.
Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!
I hope you're all having fun.
All the best,
Emily and the Bluebird Fairies
If you've not read Rachel Elizabeth Jones' great article about my Fairy and Demon Drawing workshops please check it out here.
Want to attend the next one?
Or, a new "Introductory" one?