Saturday, April 27, 2013

Revelations and Changing Directions

To say that yesterday, Friday, April 26, 2013 was a day of revelations and seeing dreams come true is an understatement.  I could barely sleep when it all came together.  I tossed and turned my mind was racing as it was moving the cobwebs that had been there for quite a few years.

Many times I have had the pleasure of public speaking about changing directions in our lives and that nothing stays the same.   Life is ever changing at any moment.

One blog I read yesterday stirred my forever stagnant emotions.  Mrs. C’s (Patricia)blog   As I was reading I felt this warmth come over me wasn’t sure what was going on at that point.  I left a comment and moved on to other blogs to be inspired, learn something new or be intrigued.

Something strange was going on.  Emails etc were coming to me about being an inspiration.  What?

When a spectacular Editor, Michelle, that I am working with for a new magazine, Crave Handmade Magazine, first edition emailed me and informed me that I was the Assistant Editor and Graphic Designer of the magazine.  Chills ran up and down my spine; I sat at my computer and cried.  This was a dream come true.  Let me explain.

Many of you already know that my only son Dustin was killed in a car accident at the age of 17.  He was my only child, my rock, and my ENTIRE world.  You parents can understand this.  At this time, June 8, 2005 I fell into a black hole and couldn’t grasp onto anything to get myself out.  It was at this time as I saw my mind and my life would be described as a bicycle tire with the spokes.  On each spoke was something even though it was never clear to me what that was I knew it was within reach.  What is this “thing?”  Suddenly there was a shadow on the wheel; what the heck is all of this?

Last night all ready for bed and it hit me like a 747 running into me.  There was a revelation that has freed me from the wheel in my psyche.  A fresh breeze of linens drying on the clothes line flushed over as I lay in my bed.  I took a deep breath and then stated to myself out loud, “Even though I have been speaking about Choices and Changing Directions for eight years.  The wheel was trying to tell me that I was allowing the wheel to define me.  That is not who I am and now I know what my purpose is.”  My dreams are coming true, I am being inspired and now that the wheel has come to a stop I must use my life to inspire others in all types of situations.

Reading blogs from Mommyhood to music concerts everything I read yesterday came into play to help me to define at last where I belong and who I am.

Find out who you are too.  Take the journey it is worth it in the end.  Let me know how you are doing.


  1. Congratulations, I hope you find much joy in this new adventure. I completely understand the black hole, and finally being able to really see the light. Sounds like you are doing great, God bless you, and best wishes.

  2. Congratulations! I am so so so happy for you. :)

  3. Good Luck and enjoy your new job

  4. That is fantastic!! You should be so proud of your accomplishments, as a mother I can't imagine the strength it took to overcome that tragedy. Your son is smiling down on you, saying "Go Mom!"

  5. Wow, what great insight! Congratulations on all you've accomplished and on achieving your dreams! <3

    ~Abby =)

  6. Thank you for sharing this, and congratulations!

  7. Congratulations on the new dream job. I wish all the luck in the world and that you enjoy every minute!!!! We all deserve our dreams :) Jay