I’ve always been that person to have a million ideas, and million plans and the determination to achieve those. That is who I am.
On top of being a wife, a mom to my 5 fur-babies, a daughter, sister, friend and believer…
I write. I paint. I’m a massage therapist. I love education people about wellness.
I sell Mary Kay Cosmetics. I own an etsy shop. I am a distributor for a Xyngular Corporation.
I have a passion for working with girls about self-image and loving themselves. I make my dog homemade dog treats and have considered making it a business. I love decorating cakes. Cooking & Baking – love it.
I dream of opening a coffee shop. I have 3 blogs.
I am the regional manager for a women’s networking group. I love helping people start their businesses.
I love networking and connecting with other businesses.
And that’s just the start!
I want to travel the world – Europe, Australia, China, other parts of the US.
I want to raise a family. Some day have an animal shelter. Write a book.
I want to go on a mission’s trip. Open a non-profit for teenagers.
Master having a green thumb.
Get the picture?
My brain runs non-stop.
My friends make comments about it all of the time.
Overwhelming? Sometimes. For me? Sometimes. For others? Most likely.
To be quite honest, I get the whole “You have got to stop putting your eggs in so many baskets,” frequently.
I completely get it. I do. But sometimes I don’t feel busy. So I add more.
I see the legitimacy or the possible end result, I set my mind to it and run for it.
Have I been let down before? Have businesses not worked out for me? Oh yes.
And that is something I learned the hard way. Learning to let go when necessary.
My first company I went all out. Went for the nice office in the higher end business park, $2,000 overhead per month – ALONE. I added little businesses – Mona Vie, Organo Gold, Had Artists Consign their work to me, and they hung them in my office.
The problem. A – I started out too big too fast. B – I made that my priority.
That business, consumed me. Consumed Ryan and I. Things didn’t go well at the office, bill weren’t able to be paid, it came from us – our income.
Which as you can imagine caused a huge strain. HUGE. So, big it was almost extremely bad.
But the biggest problem? My pride.
That is what took top priority. My marriage & family no longer was my priority.
I let that business go. Sublet out my space and let it go.
So that was the biggest and most important lesson in my life of business and being a renaissance soul.
Now, until recently I didn’t know what to call what I was…beside myself.
I’ve always been told I’m more of an older soul, which I agree with. I’ve always acted old that I am, looked older than I am, and in fact most days I forget entirely how old I am. That’s OK. Age = just a number.
But what about my fifteen-hundred ideas that I have?
How do you describe that?
For the longest time I had no idea. Until recently I came across a woman online who describe me to a T. then that is when she then called it being a “renaissance soul”.
To me – renaissance makes me thing of all of the people that the renaissance festivals that are a bit odd.
Maybe it’s because I have met people of that type that just are a bit … too much. a little too involved in that lifestyle.
But needless to say, that word kind of rubbed me the wrong way, until I let it sit with me a while.
I looked into it more and indeed it’s something that others use as well.
Describing the way I tend to me, almost exactly.
I’m not one to embrace “labels” I think we tend to hang on them too long.
For example, I was a gymnast for 9 years. Label = gymnast.
However, that was many years ago – and if I were to say I am a gymnast – it wouldn’t be extremely accurate anymore, now would it? I believe labels come and go. And that is OK.
So after a few days – I’m OK with being a renaissance soul as long as I’m not confused with being a renaissance person. So very different.
Thinking about it – I will say completely – I think it’s completely OK to be renaissance soul.
Someone with fifteen-hundred ideas, and sometimes some I try to pursue will fail, and that something that must be accepted, then we move on.
But, the most important thing is putting the most important things first.
Because no matter how many businesses or hobbies, I end up with successful or not,
those things & people will be the ones always there along the way.