You know how, as creative women, we come to the end of our careers, excited that we'll finally have time to write? We feel hopeful yet a little scared as we plan our retirement. It's a lot, all at once; a ton of paperwork, insurance boogers, and the Tasmanian Devil of financial planning.
REMEMBER- Beneath the To-Do lists- the desire to finally sit down to write is gasping for breath.
Take it from me, Life starts making other plans for your time and Fear, the Creativity Killer slips in, unnoticed.
When you finally do grab a few minutes to write, it feels like there is a wall between you and what is wanting to be born into the world. How do I know this? I had that same desire and urgent calling to write, too. I had no idea how to begin or what to do. I found loads of retirement "financial-advice" but no help explicitly geared for the recently-retired lady who wants to write!
So what about Judy? After a 25-year career in broadcasting and then 16 more years as a public school teacher, I retired. I thought it would be easy; after all, I was "the go-to-writer in my department for years! I tried. I repeatedly tried to write, but the excitement, desire, and ideas soon began to dry up.
Did this happen to you? My inner critic threw cold water on my desire to write." It's too late, you're too old. It would be selfish. Your parents and family still need you. There are already so many writers who have natural talents, skills, and gifts- who do you think you are?" I went on, questioning myself until one day, I asked out loud,
"Who DO I think I am?"
That question finally struck a different note, and it cracked the code- My journey into living the life of a writer began that day. My inquiry suggested further experiments and research, and I finally had a set of new answers and a fun new approach that would make writing easier for everyone. That's when my old teacher-mode kicked in and I realized there are other women out there just like me; women longing to discover their gifts because they all have a story to tell! So I hope you are here in time to hear this and save time, expense, and avoid suffering and strenuous work-
Start here: "Retirement is a new chapter, not the end of my story!"
I invite you to come with me now on this journey, because there is a path that will take us beyond our skills and talents into the realm of sacred unique-to-you writer's gifts!
Remember my nascent question? "Who DO I think I am?" Well, on my journey, I cracked the code of your unique writer's gifts. I discovered the sacred seeds of creativity so you can learn not only what to do, but precisely how to do it, based on your Writer's Gift. It's not "out there" in the world somewhere, your gift is already right there within you!
When you walk with me, I guide you, step by step, so you won't have to walk that path alone. I share the secrets of how to work WITH your gifts instead of against them. And it will all feel like fun because I've gathered a group of wonderful, warm, wise women writers who are already working on books and beautiful bodies of work.
Together we use our Sacred Gifts to create the life we always wanted to live, and our Gifts create worlds! Let's begin!
I invite you to join a writing party and share what sets your soul on fire with other heart-centered writers. Let's create new worlds and while we're at it, change this one!
Igniting Your Writing supports you best when you take these three steps-
In the first step, you discover your gifts.
Next, you develop a practice to nurture those gifts (and uncover any more!)
Finally- your words become a lively transmission of inspiration, change, and growth for The Reader and The World.
Sign up for a free 30-minute introductory writer's jumpstart session by phone with me!
You'll have access to over 25- years of writing-craft experience, and the Mastery born of research, experimentation and thousands of dollars worth of courses and professional coaching.
As we work together:
- You discover your gifts
- You'll have time to learn to use them
- As your writing becomes more productive, a transformation occurs
- Your purpose becomes palpable
- Your inner wisdom is honored and actualized
- On-demand writing almost feels like a game
- Your dreams become reality and quite naturally you will have gathered the elements for your "writer's platform."