Being :: The Push We Need

May 22, 2013

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Is there anything you can’t do?“  I asked a friend in reference to a new project that she was working on.  I was in complete awe of her ability to do something new.

Don’t you know we can do anything we put our minds to? Even if I fail, I still give it a try.” She replied.

We were typing back and forth and I just sat there staring at the screen nodding my head.




A nerve hit.


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Every single day something calls to me. Inspiring me. It may be a tutorial, a space, a resolve, a technique, a photo, a doll, a pattern, a shirt, a recipe, a project. Whatever it may be, it never fails to stop me in my tracks..thoughts racing about how to go about attempting it….my own spin. My mind whispering all along…

” Just try it.”

For a long time I ignored the whisper. Unsure of my abilities. Early in the years of being a mother, a wife, an adult. Insecure in the craft of living (in general).   At the same time I was aching to learn and explore all that there is.  So much out there to see…to do…to be.

A surface barely scratched in the realm of things. The realm of life.

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But every year there is a turning of the clock. And every year it shocks me as it rings in my ears…. the ticking of years gone by.


And with each tick I get to know myself a bit more that the year past.

I do feel it. Maturity. And with it come the crashing waves of security in my own skin and my abilities. No more hiding. No more excuses. Less procrastination. Less worrying what someone will think of it.

I must own it.

I must.

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The importance of following dreams and our hearts is ever obvious. It continually makes me realize that we are all responsible for our own happiness.  I am no different. There is a necessity to focus on what it is that we enjoy. What it is that we NEED. What it is that we want to give to others.

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Spinning our one life.

Every day is anew.

What is it that pushes you?


A guest post by Associate Editor Julia for the Being series.

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brooke May 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

I love this! Just recently I have been sitting back and relishing how happy I am to be me. Getting older is suiting me!

Darlene May 23, 2013 at 6:45 am

Lovely post! I find myself shedding some of my insecurities as I get older and just saying,”What the hell,just TRY !”.

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