This is the Wishcasting Wednesday question from Jamie Rider Studios. The timing couldn’t be more perfect for this question. I have come to the end of a long journey. Three years of school to work for a degree I had dreamed of getting for over a decade. Now the paper is in my hand, and I get to figure out what to do with it. That isn’t hard. Luckily the dream came with an instruction manual.
My dream was to help others become artists of their own lives.
So I got my degree in counseling and theatre with lots of art classes… and a doctorate in LIFE!
The doctorate is for my own life. I certainly don’t pretend to heal others. I believe we can each reach in and find healing within ourselves. But sometimes it helps to have another person to witness our blooming or help us dig around in the dirt while we plant the seeds.
I drew the picture above when I was in school. I was going through a personal dark night of the soul, but this amazing little creatures would come out of my imagination with bright colors and narratives about whimsy. But their eyes usually gave them away. There was always something going on inside them.
As I prepare to make my dream come true of helping others create meaning in their lives, I have BEGUN with reaching in every possible direction for the meaning in my own life. Areas where I had been stuck in the muck of self-doubt or external fear are opening up for me to dive in. And it feels amazing.
My WISH is to continue courageously going in the direction of my dreams until I can more fully flesh out in reality what waits patiently in my heart.
What are those things?
- Experiential workshops which use creativity as a means to healing.
- Creating collaborative circles that honor the knowledge and wisdom of those who are drawn to them.
- Sharing my own self-expression through my art, performance, writing, and celebration.
- Giving voice to those who rarely risk sharing what is inside.
- Sharing tools for stress management, creativity, and authentic living.
- and much more.
These are the biggest dreams I have ever dared to dream. Putting them in print doesn’t really do them justice. My words just don’t completely capture how beautiful they feel inside. So, I must continue to help make reality out of them. That is my ultimate act of creativity. Giving life to my dreams.