Hey fabulous fashionista friends!
I know, I know, it's been a month since I've written and really I have no excuse except to say I needed a break. Thanks to those of you who sent sweet personal emails checking on me to make sure I hadn't slipped in the bath tub or fallen off one of my high heels...LOL.
I'm still alive and well and I have to admit to you that in the midst of my needing a break, I realized I had stopped dreaming.
Has that ever happened to you?
You see, I am a dreamer at my very core. And not just a dreamer who dreams up stuff and doesn't follow thru on it, but a dreamer who believes that the stuff she dreams up is God-given so it gets acted upon.
I have a dad who is an entreprener (I'm soooo sure I spelled that wrong) and I got the gene.
Some in my family would call it the crazy gene but I call it the dream gene.
When a person like me stops dreaming, well, you may as well put me out to pasture. I'm sure my 79 year old dad who just won the Senior Golf tournament in his neck of the woods would agree. If my dad ever told me he didn't stay up late anymore at night coming up with new ideas I'd think he wasn't feeling well.
So basically, I got so busy with my speaking engagements and traveling, that when I was home I would just sort of daze out. I hired a conference manager a few months ago so the stuff that kept me busy before wasn't doing that anymore. But instead of embracing my newfound freedom, I sort of went into limbo. And the dreaming stopped. For a few months, actually.
And I believe that's probably the main reason I stopped writing on my blog...or sending out a newsletter....or returning a lot of emails.
I was outright tired and I stopped dreaming...
I was outright tired SO I stopped dreaming...
I was outright tired BECAUSE I stopped dreaming...
Yes, I think that is it. I may even have stopped listening to what God was saying to me.
What about you? Are you listening to what God is saying to you and then dreaming about how to put it into action?
Dream and Do.
Ahhhh, the best words I know. I'm happy to say that last week I held my June CIC class and I got so pumped and on fire that I started dreaming again...and now I'm acting on them....watch out because you might get included somewhere in my dreaming....it's all good stuff....some new fun plans....and I'm excited again....and wouldn't you know, I'm not feeling so tired anymore...hmmmm! God is so good, isn't He?
So girls, no fashion advice today, just a little bit of stuff from my heart.
I will be leaving Saturday for almost 3 weeks...and when I come back, you can bet that I'll let you in on some of my new plans...until then, know that I love you and appreciate you.
I'll be taking time off until the first week of August so be on the lookout for my new dreams then.
And if you don't have the dream gene, go find it.
Love you! Shari
(P.S. Winner of Soft Swatch is Marilyn from Marilyn and Dave)
Just email me Marilyn...at Shari@FashionMeetsFaith.com