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Friday, January 29, 2010

Permissions



I am in an examinate mood today. I received a confirmation yesterday from a company who is giving me a shot at freelance writing! It's for a theater group, and I'd be writing for their magazine! I am way beyond thrilled at the prospect of this.

I was talking to a friend, telling him my news, and he said "but can you write?" I looked at him with awe. Writing has been my passion since I could remember. I've had poetry published, have had 2 novels in the works for uh... way too long. Then I thought about it. And how would he know that writing is my passion? I don't talk about it. I've not pursued publishing in at least 5 years.

Then it struck me. Until recently, I had not even granted MYSELF permission to seek freelance writing work. I had not even thought about my abilities in the money-making sense. And without even letting myself in on this big secret (that yes, I can write), of course I had not shared it with anyone else.

I know a lot of people who need to seek permission from those around them for every move they make. I am so glad to not be one of those people! Once I granted myself permission, all that was left was to state my intention and find the work. I have noticed in life, though, that if you state your intention loud enough, the work finds you.

I am onto a new thought process today. Today I am thinking about all the things I've secretly wished into my life... only to be let down. I never talked about it, I never pursued. I never stated my intentions.

I will have a peaceful, calm home. I will be a paid writer (long term). I will finish one of my 2 novels over the next year. I will display my photography at a minimum of6 venues this year (3 already in the works). I will not only give myself permission to do all of these things, but I will help others to learn how to give themselves permission!

9 comments:

TheHappySoul said...

Fantastic! So that's the secret, huh? Giving yourself permission and then stating your wishes? That makes sense. I've never stated ALL of my intentions and wishes to anyone other than you. I think some of what's holding me back is that I'm scared they will think I'm crazy or foolish. I've had many dreams fall to the wayside due to the negative responses from others. It seems that as soon as someone plants that single seed of doubt in my mind, it grows to a full flourished weed that I cannot get rid of. I'll definitely have to work on letting my dreams and intentions be known, and to also not let that seed of negativity stay planted in my mind.

*hugs*

ardee said...

You are an amazing woman and you prove that everyday!! I can't wait to read your first novel!

BrigaBauble said...

That's truly awesome Robyn, as is taking your intentions and turning them in to plans with deadlines. (This is something I tell myself to do and fail so, I'm particularly in awe.) I say rock the writing world. Seriously!

Celeste Jean said...

you are all so right robyn. it's amazing the little opportunities that have opened up for me locally (in regards to my art) once i opened myself up to it.

k8elynne said...

Congratulations!
It's weird how that inner you doesn't allow you to do things you 'want' to do! Go for it!!

designsbykari said...

Mark down for one of the first releases!

I'm proud of you for stating your intensions and following through. You are braver than I at putting yourself out there.

lostsentiments said...

AWE - TOO COOL ROBYN !:) CONGRATS! :)

giggles'N' rainbows said...

I’m so happy for you Robyn; I know that your dreams are well on the way to fulfillment. Your writing moves people, inspires them and provides many ah ha moments!
It is amazing how you can see what the real problem is. When reading this it was like you turned on the light and now I can see it. I could never understand why those closest in my life didn’t seem to have a clue what my intentions/dreams/passions were. Now I know I have to openly express them! Just like the Happy Soul said, I’ve been scared they will think I’m crazy or foolish. Even if they do think it, I don’t need their permission to work toward my dreams…no longer will their negativity grow and overcome me, crushing those dreams because the light is NOW on!

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome revelation! Keep moving forward, allowing yourself to do what you love.

You go Girl!!

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