This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10
It’s the last day of the freedom plan blog challenge and now time to reflect. As I type this, I’m listening to one of my favorite inspirational classical songs, called Canon In D by Johann Pachelbel. I started listening to it after downloading an album of 50 classical songs for babies when my first granddaughter was born. I noticed I kept going back to it and wanted to find other versions of it; like there are some arrangements with the violin, piano, harpsichord, etc. In my search for other versions, I noticed the song is most often played at wedding ceremonies. Wow, I am always learning something new! Being an introspective junkie, I wondered why I liked it so much. For me, it sounds fresh. It’s invigorating. It’s hopeful, delightful, it makes me smile and cry at once.
As we come to the close of the blog challenge, I find myself feeling invigorated, alive, hopeful, delighted, smiling and crying at once. It was quite the trip as I stretched myself way out of my comfort zone to write a different type of blog post. I really had to work hard to think about my posts because for me, since my blog is about “Enlightenment and Aha Moments”, the challenge was the aha!. Looking at my vision, plans, and why I do what I do all created aha moments for me. It was a bit awkward, but I’m used to writing out my thought processes. I just had to think about things a little bit differently.
My favorite blog post was the second one because it’s about freedom. It’s what we all want and strive for in it’s many forms. It’s the one that made me dig deep to get at the heart of why I write, blog, and share my stories. It’s also the one that I would go back to when I thought I just couldn’t blog anymore! Hehehe. The times when I thought I had enough, that I couldn’t do it, yet I didn’t stop. Yes, there was a lot of releasing of the old and in with the new. It was a time of shedding fears to bring in the new me; the one that is emerging from her cocoon. It is the end of hiding. It’s a fresh beginning of a new way to live in freedom. I really am free to be me! I can only do me like no other! It’s my time to shine.
I’m taking away from it that confidence and strength to keep going and expanding , and to not sit idly on my dreams. I also realized, I’m closer to getting to where I want to be than I thought. I thought my dream was way off in the distant future, but now I know I can take action steps, gain information, attend some classes to get me there. I’m going to keep on taking steps to my personal freedom, and take as many people with me as possible! I’m opening the door, stepping outside to a new adventure or chapter in my life. Thank you Natalie for this wonderful opportunity.