I've decided to log my progress and thinking as I plan and hopefully carry out my very large business venture. The first thing I feel the need to explain is that this is not a sudden idea, a whim, a flight of fancy that suddenly sprang upon me. Though I was recently inspired to actually do something instead of just wish for it to happen.
Seminars, classes, sessions, lessons, new learning and more all centered around a connection to the universe, all of creation, and my place in it. I suck up new experiences like a drunk after a long dry spell. I've thought, "I could do that," and "never in a million years," all in the same event. But what I end up thinking about the most is how much I wish all of these lessons and sessions and great revelations would happen in my own "backyard."
Traveling is amazingly rewarding and I will never give it up, but how incredible would it be to have people with skills and ideas I'm interested in arriving at my doorstep to teach and live with me for a short time. Or a space where all that I've seen can be somewhat condensed into one place. I've thought about what such a space would look like, what it would feel like and how I would combine all of the elements from other gardens and retreats that I love into one place. The vision is overwhelming.
If it is so outrageous and unrealistic, why am I even doing research into retreats and business? Business and marketing is not a skill set I have...yet. Well, because I can. I have the time. I have the desire. I have...a mental problem. Ask my close friends and relatives and they will tell you that I can only go so long without a challenge or a goal.
I can go years at time, then suddenly a flurry of frenetic activity will occur and I'll be in the middle of some ridiculous endeavor. Each challenge gets a little more grandiose and this is it. The one that could take a lifetime.
My brother always thought my next challenge would be a PhD and so did I, but I really can't justify that in my head anymore. I don't really need it. All I would be doing is spending money for a title, not an advancement in career or better understanding of my current skill set. This new challenge may take months to see progress or it may take years. But no matter what, I will be stretching who I am and growing into who I'm meant to be.
The cranes in my picture for this post will be my symbol of good fortune and success. For those who are interested, these cranes find their home in the Portland Japanese Garden, just one of the places that inspires me. I could pitch a tent and live there happily surrounded by nature and serenity of spirit. Okay, so maybe not a tent, but you get the idea.
Sweet dreams everyone. Don't just wish me luck; point a friend in this direction. Let me know if my dream is shared and, in business speak, feasible.