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into the magic

12 Feb

Great things never came from comfort zones--lettered by Spunky Sapphire Events--theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.comInside your comfort zone is NOT where the magic happens.  Great things–the truly amazing things–do not happen while in comfort zones.  They happen when you get brave enough to leap outside the lines–or even tiptoe!

I was recently introduced to Marie Forleo’s work and business resources and I’ve been hearing this phrase a lot: “big-hearted creatives who wear their hearts on their sleeves”.  *shudder*

See, wearing my heart on my sleeve and being vulnerable is outside my comfort zone.  You know why? Because that means I can get hurt.  For me, it’s easier to just smile and nod, listen politely, and not let my true feelings or opinions leak because that means I might meet confrontation and-BAM-get my heart bruised.

It would totally be easier to come home from my job and read a book all evening or have not a care in the world and live my evenings leisurely.  I agree.

I actually tried that late last year; I succeeded for a few days.  Then, I got bored, and felt stagnant; that I wasn’t making the difference I knew I could be.

I wasn’t created to have a job or a life like that!

crave the excitement and chaos of creating things, of working my bum off to make something pretty and seeing it come to fruition, to blog a quote that inspires me and succeed in inspiring others through it.  It’s absolutely incredible to reach out to other creative women and forge new paths and create new relationships and encourage each other.

Pursuing this passion of mine and trying to make it profitable is making me nervous and is a generally nail-biting journey because of the unknown.  It’s WAY out of my comfort zone and every step I come to is scarier than the last, but all have been totally worth it in some way a million times over. Most importantly–and the reason I continue to vigorously pursue–I have no regrets.  

When I’m eighty, I don’t want to look back and regret not even trying

While it’s terrifying to get out of my comfort zone, it’s exhilarating to be the force behind this, to be part of something greater in this world, and to feel every sense absolutely tingling when I’m elbow-deep in something fabulous.

Whatever little fear (and I do mean little, because looking back, it will seem small) you harbor about stepping out of your comfort zone is nothing compared to the absolute in-your-element-glory you will feel when you accomplish something you never thought you could do.  All because you took a little leap!

holiday break

18 Dec

Allow me to wish you an insanely awesome Christmas and very blessed New Year.  Wow, one week until Christmas and only two weeks until 2014!  I’m definitely a little early, but I am planning to fully enjoy every second of every day of the next two weeks.

I get giddy just thinking about the feelings surrounding these holidays and the excitement of all the stuff going on!  I’ve been looking forward to and planning most of it for at least two months and want to be a hundred percent present for it since I know it will fly by.  Great times always do, don’t they?

Let’s be for real for a sec: I’m counting down the days, but don’t want it all to go too fast.  Y’know? Okay, moving on.

Gift wrap, red peony, gold striped straws--design by Spunky Sapphire Events--thespunkysapphire.wordpress.com

As I take in everything that happened this year, I can’t help but remember planning for and mapping out a fabulous 2013.  Wow!  That went crazy fast.  I’ve been doing the same thing for next year and am excited to see what’s ahead!

Christmas music has been playing pretty constantly the last few days (hey, I like to indulge in the season) and gift wrap and ribbon are strewn all over my place as I get immersed in the process of prettying packages.  (p.s.–how amazing is that wrapping paper?!)

I have plans to ring in the new year with great friends, champagne, and striped straws.  I have a few days off from work in a row and totally plan to soak in all the time with family and to dream and to skip worrying about stuff.  I want to be mentally present and not get distracted by silly things (unless they’re fun, memory-making silly things).

In order to feel “wrapped up” and to allow myself the guilt-less pleasure of just taking in every moment, I wanted to let you know that I’m taking a vacation from the blog until next year!

Have a wonderful holiday and dream big for 2014.  Here’s to a new year of making awesome things happen!