Early this morning on my commute to work, I can’t stop thinking about my future self. Lately, I feel like I am grinding, and investing too much energy in my current job. I find myself daydreaming, letting my imagination take the wheel and driving way out to fantasyland. I am building a vision, and piecing it together. I have been practicing viewing it from first person, rather than third.
So, this is it – I am in my gallery/café, and I am getting ready for a busy day. I am surrounded by art, and can smell coffee. It seems much more natural than the cubicle I work in every day. I have speckles of paint on my hands which magically makes its way to my jeans as I take a step back to sip my latte. I gain perspective from the distance. I am working fervently on a large scale canvas before the sun is even shining. Soon, the customers trickle in, artwork surrounding them. It invokes a feeling of mystery and wonder. The eclectic surroundings are captivating, and the furniture is comfortable.
I believe with all of my heart that if you want something bad enough, doors will open in mysterious ways. The tough part is recognizing the door is open, and then exploring the other side despite the feeling of unfamiliar territory or unexpected detours. I am expecting to be taken in directions I did not plan.
In my current state, I remind myself that all of the doors, absolutely must be explored. In my reality, the longing for something more is turning into small actionable goals. I am at square one, but my actions have the ability to get me where I want to be! There is a lot of learning about what you didn’t come to learn about. My goal is to live a happy and fulfilled creative life. I spend way too much time doing work for other people! OMG! I am clawing my way out of this!
I casually shared my dream with another human being today and she didn’t laugh in my face! Instead she said that she looks forward to visiting my gallery in the near future. My instinct was to let her know that this is just a dream right now. I could have kicked myself as I said it. I obviously need to continue listening to motivational self-help audio books. However it is infectious, and like a kick in the pants! The reason I was so okay with sharing my dream is that it is also the girls’. They totally have a place in this, and are capable of creating artwork on a grand scale! They were awesome business partners for the unicorn cake decorating set we sell on Amazon. We learned you need a brand, or you are just more susceptible to unexpected competition. So we are Kalichoo – Katelyn, Lisa(me), and Chloe! Why not?!
My cubicle neighbor shared with me that her sister went to business school and made a business plan to start a bed and breakfast. She made the plan as an assignment – not a dream. Because she made a realistic business plan, and documented it. It was able to fly off the paper into the universe. The inn manifested itself, and it is flourishing! It became a reality because she cleared a path for it. She told me to just make a business plan.
For now I will work on both, my current and future jobs. Must paint, work on a solid Business Plan, and create/join some kind of art community – I need artwork exposure & volume since I am starting from square one! Again.
Things to do: Paint, Start business plan for Kalichoo Gallery & Cafe, List a painting on eBay