THE BEGINNING

the story behind the blog

Here's the story behind the launching of the site.  I wanted to celebrate other creative "late bloomers".  I, also, believe there are many "wanna be" creative Late Bloomers out their who will benefit from hearing your stories.  It could be YOUR story that helps someone else have the courage to take that first step to realize her/his dream.  According to Wikepedia,  "a late blooming" adult is a person who does not discover their talents and abilities until later than normally expected.”  When I read that, it was describing me!

This project has been percolating since October 2011.  It was the night before I was to leave for  Sedona, AZ that this loud thought came into my head and wouldn't leave.  I couldn't go to sleep so I got up and starting writing in my journal.  I found myself creating this elaborate plan for a blog.  I barely knew what a blog was at that time.  Loads of thoughts just kept pouring out and I just kept writing.  In the wee hours of the morning I even went on line to acquire the domain name.  After quite a while I felt a sense of relief.  I knew within that I was done writing all my thoughts down.  I had received the message loud and clear.  I went to bed.  I slept.

The next morning John and I left for our trip.  When we got to Sedona,  we stopped at a open market.  I was drawn to this area where this man had displayed beautiful pieces of photography. I went to get a closer look and complimented him on his beautiful work and he said, "Thank You, I'm a late bloomer."  I nearly shit my pants!!!! (figuratively speaking)  I can't even tell you everything I was feeling.  I knew, at that moment, I was on the right track.  Then I met a lady named Deb Kusch.  At first our acquaintance was casual conversation but later in the week we started talking about our hopes and dreams.  OMGoodness I learned she was a potential "late bloomer" who needed a little encouragement.  She, rightfully so, became my first flower to go into my vase.  You can read her story here.  She was put in my path to deliver me a message, thru her story, that I was moving in the right direction.  Several other things happened on that trip that re-enforced what I knew to be true. 

I got home and "life happened".  It took me until January 2012 to write in my blog and all I did was put up an under construction sign with a projected start date.    On March 26, 2012, I wrote my 2nd entry apologizing for not making to the initial start date.   When I returned to the site on May 6, 2012 I discovered there was a message from Connie who was visiting my blog encouraging me to get the site going.  I, also, had acquired 2 Google Friends.  That was all I needed to know that I had to act.  I've been wanting to learn how to listen to my intuition and follow so here is my chance, again.  As they say... the rest is history. 

One more thing before I go......I know there are more creative Late Bloomers that have stories to tell.  Your story may be the one that encourages another person to move toward their dream.  I want to find you and tell your story.

Email me and I will send you details:  smileee001@gmail.com


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