Playing Small

Playing Small

I’m a dreamer, an idea person. New ideas come and go each day.  Luckily, my husband knows to not let me act on each and everyone because well, we’d be broke. Haha! I’ve love business, being in business, having my own business and helping others with their businesses.  Last year I invested in myself and my business by hiring a coach. Her name is Alli Worthington and she’s a  writer, speaker, coach and mama to 5 boys. I’m thankful each day to have her as a part of my team. Hiring a coach was a scary thing for a solopreneur who thrives on and has survived for over a decade as a team of 1*.  After our first call I knew she was the perfect fit. Being able to openly talk about my business, my dreams, my faith and my family is what I needed in a coach. 

Over the past few years I’ve had an idea that wouldn’t let up. I dreamt about it, talked about it, researched it and prayed about it. I knew it was ‘my idea’ (thanks to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic book).  The timing was never right, the risk was too much and I waited. Eventually, my idea moved on, as she says they do. I was literally heartbroken. I was mad. I believed that I’d never be able to pursue this idea any longer.  It’s been a mental struggle some days and more peaceful other days. I have a thriving design & paper goods business and I genuinely love what I do each day for my work. I am grateful and have a ton of perspective and even with all of that, I still struggled.  Why? Why not me? Shoulda, coulda, woulda ran circles around my head.

My faith is strong and that is what has allowed me to move on and keep my focus on what I’m doing, not what I didn’t do. I know His plans are better than mine and I was filled with peace knowing that I am not in control.  Yesterday something BIG happened and I wanted to share. It’s not the happy ending you might be hoping for, it’s better.

I was working all alone at home and listening to podcast after podcast and going about my day when I heard Him, LOUD and CLEAR.  Not once, but repeatedly. I heard these words over and over….




What? That can’t be right. This dream was HUGE. The biggest idea I’ve ever had.  I like and live for small, and this was so big it scared me at times. All that aside I knew it would happen one day and it was right.  I trusted Him completely.

I was humbled in that moment and filled with the peace I’d been longing for.My dream wasn’t big enough. I love that.  The perfect answer to an unanswered prayer.  

If you’re in a season of waiting, know that He’s got it, you are given permission to go about your business and trust that in time, you’ll  know. This message excites me and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

*I’ve since hired my first employee and can’t recommend that next step enough. So crucial for growth!


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