Posts tagged ‘change’

December 15, 2011

One month ago…

by heatherkp
  • We had just arrived and unloaded all our possessions into storage
  • We were still residents of Maryland
  • We still had one beloved kitty
  • My in laws were here
  • We had Thanksgiving in mind
  • The weather was glorious and I was going to the beach a few times a week
  • We were missing our friends and family in Maryland
  • We didn’t yet have job prospects on the horizon
  • Final bills for all our Maryland expenses were being anticipated
  • I was feeling quite fearful and uncertain of the future
  • I wasn’t thinking about Christmas

And Today…

  • We are learning to live in the present state of limbo-in between but still in the moment-Life is NOW!
  • We are residents of South Carolina
  • We have no pets but still think of them every day and miss them.¬† They are with us in our hearts always!
  • We’ve had family visit and are looking forward to more soon
  • The weather is still gorgeous¬†–I’m living at the BEACH and loving it!¬† Also watching the sunset on the river as often as possible
  • We are missing our family and friends but are also meeting new people
  • We have some exciting prospects for work doing things we love
  • All our Maryland expenses are paid and behind us
  • I am practicing letting go of old fear patterns
  • We still aren’t thinking much of Christmas-no tree’s or gifts, just celebrating life!

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April 21, 2011

I’m Loving Change

by heatherkp

What does that quote mean?  Have you ever really pondered this and wondered how it works?

If you want something in your life to change, you have to change your actions right?¬† I’ve announced here that things are changing as I shift over to my new business face for this blog.

It’s scary, it’s exciting, it’s fun…I LOVE CHANGE!¬† I need to say that a few more times okay?¬† I LOVE CHANGE!!!

I use to live by this motto and seek out ways to invite change into my life but somewhere along the lines as I got older and more settled into the comfortable life I had created for myself I began to be a little afraid of change.

What?¬† I’m looking back and saying to myself, HOW, WHERE AND WHEN did this happen?¬† I don’t like it and I’m going back to LOVING CHANGE!

Part of why I think I’ve been drawn to my new calling as an Organizer that it’s all about helping people through a process of change.¬† I’m fascinated by what becomes a catalyst for change in peoples lives.¬† It seems so often that people don’t change something until they HAVE TO.¬† Why is that?

I’ve always been the kind of person who invites change into my daily life, ask my husband, ask my friends…I re-arrange furniture, artwork and re-organize closets at the drop of a hat.¬† Then I sit back and observe how one change is the catalyst for another.¬† I would encourage anyone who is thinking of making a change to consider creating change rather than reacting to something else to allow change into your life.¬† Creative action will invite the kind of change that is rewarding and lasting.¬† Allowing things to change as you react to “stuff” happening in your life isn’t a bad way to go either but if¬† you can decide consciously in action and create an intention for your change then you will shift the change from reactive to creative.¬† Now that’s the kind of change I want to encourage!

This process is so amazing to watch; once you have laid the ground work you can sit back and let the dominoes follow the new pattern you have laid out!

What is a catalyst for change in your life?   Is it reactive or creative?

August 6, 2010

Metamorphosis

by heatherkp

metamorphosis= transformation or rebirth

I started this blog back in January after many years of fantasizing of starting my own studio. I put blogging aside and even though I have thought over the last 6-7 months about posting here I remained hesitant as I’ve undergone many changes in my life over this period.

At the end of January I lost my job of over 7 years as a senior designer working on custom rug and carpet design. I was shocked, devastated, afraid, excited, angry, hopeful, relieved, worried just to name some of the emotions I have experienced over the last 6 months. It is pretty ironic reading back to my early January 1st entry here. I will still be exploring this process here but will no longer be doing so anonymously.

I realized pretty quickly that this loss was also a wonderful opportunity to make my own dreams a reality. Dreams are funny though because sometimes when you come face to face with them you flounder and don’t know where to begin. I began my metamorphosis by doing a lot of introspection, reading, researching, talking with supportive friends and family and giving myself time to revel in this chance to enjoy my life and recreate it.

As much as I loved moments of my corporate career it had become terribly unsatisfying over the last 2 years as I became bored, unchallenged and lost creative enthusiasm. In hindsight perhaps these were the exact reasons that I lost my job but I also worked very hard and was a loyal employee; something that is becoming more of a novelty in today’s corporate environment.

I decided pretty early on after my job loss that I didn’t want to pursue the same type of career path. I contemplated going into Non-Profit arts, beginning a Non-Profit (which I still aim to do one day), working in a Museum environment or working on a farm. After these ideas of radical change subsided I slowly realized the value in the many years I’ve invested in the world of textile and carpet design. I love so many aspects of design, I love working with clients to create something that evolves from a collaborative vision into a reality.

The process of collaboration is one that I love and am fascinated by. It is something I have explored over the past years as I’ve participated in and organized many collaborative art projects with fellow artist friends. I will be launching a design studio (virtual) with the dream of providing designs that come from a diverse group of designers and artists. These designs will not be trend driven, they will be created by individuals for the sheer joy of the process of creating. There will be designs that stand alone, photography, design collections, designs that are by anonymous individuals and designs that are collaborations between more than one designer. This is an aspect that I am so excited to explore. Please join me here until I launch my website (www.hkpowerstudio.com). For news, sneak peaks, inspiration and bits of knowledge I will share about this process of launching my dream business.


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January 5, 2010

New Beginnings

by heatherkp

So I had a revelation that I just need to start blogging here to make this someday studio become a reality that much sooner. I am not going to say who I am but I’ll give you some info along the way about what I do now and what i want to be doing someday. Yup, it’s 2010 and I’ve got a goal to leave my daytime job and “retire” to self employment by the time I’m 40 (which gives me 3 years). I set this goal for myself about 2 years ago and since then have been trying to figure out what it is exactly that I want to do and what do I need to be doing today to get there.

Well…starting here feels like a first step. Albeit an anonymous step but and I hope that’s okay for now. I’ve been struggling with the idea of walking away from a successful career that I went to college to initiate and have spent the last 10 years building upon. Okay, but the thing is, it’s no longer satisfying. I’m really sad about this but I just got some inspiration from Kim Werker who came to the revelation that she was not a “finisher”. She sold a successful web based business and walked away from editing a magazine publication once she realized that she was no longer happy. She was no longer challenged, no longer learning and she had essentially turned something she loved (a hobby) into something she could no longer enjoy. She didn’t want to become resentful so she took a leap in a new direction.

I wish I could take that kind of leap but I’m afraid, need I say more? So I am going to explore my thoughts and ideas about venturing out of corporate America and into my own “Someday Studio” here, anonymously. I hope you will join me in this adventure to learn more about myself and eventually take my own leap of faith that will led me to a more happy and fulfilling life of my own making.


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