Over six years ago, the rebel in me emerged after leaving a 30-plus year career in the corporate world. I vowed to never again set goals or make resolutions on New Year’s Eve. I moved away from being a structured, goal-driven businesswoman to a creative, freedom-driven and unique spiritual being.
The transformation I experienced in my personal life after the death of my husband changed me and the world as I knew it. My belief system shifted from worrying about the future and fretting about the past ~ to one of being grateful for the day that I am in. I appreciate my unique and creative energy, and have become a woman who chooses to laugh and smile from the inside out.
I have learned that the only life story I can live is my own, and have let go of trying to control or figure out someone else’s life path or choices. I’m not perfect about any of this, sometimes it is very hard not to be judgmental, or to put on my old managerial hat and tell another human being what to do, but I’ve learned to check my words at the door before they leave my mouth. I am grateful for the journey that I am on.
Today, on January 8th, 2015, I am a writer and an artist who treasures her freedom to be authentic…a woman who is a purpose-filled spiritual being and a creative entrepreneur. Did I say entrepreneur? Yes, I did ~ even though I believed I would never be able to work outside of the corporate world. And surprise, surprise; I love the freedom being an entrepreneur offers me!
This year I have put into writing my purpose, intentions and goals. The word faith (which is my chosen word for 2015) is about hope, trust, and belief. In order to continue moving forward, I choose to put aside my fears and doubts. And, as an empowered entrepreneurial woman, I am planning with audacity and executing with vigor!
By creating a vision and having faith – I am embracing success, am optimistic and am courageous. I have learned “never to say never!” My new mantra is “why not?” YES, I have changed the dance!
Happy 2015 everyone. May your dreams come true! ♥♥♥ Laurel D. Rund
“And let us believe in a long year that is given to us — new, untouched, full of things that have never been.” Rainer Maria Rike