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I am a Life & Clutter Coach and IST Practitioner. I LOVE helping writers, creatives and entrepreneurs just like YOU, make their homes and lives into supportive containers for their creative AND personal lives.  

Cecilia's sharp, crystalline insight has kept me on track in my creative life, my business life, and my emotional life for the past six years: she's a triple threat!

 - Sarah Selecky, author of Giller Prize nominated This Cake is for the Party

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Tuesday
Feb072012

If you Want to Write, WRITE!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I am not a big fan of resolutions (ugh!) but I LOVE intentions (yay!). 

My one word intention for this year is creativity.  Wow!  I can't tell you how many beautiful opportunities have come my way because of that one word. 

I've been writing more (as you see here), I've been moving my body 3 times a week, I've been crafternooning, I've been singing, I've been cooking and, I have to tell you, it feels SO good!  There's more to do...  I can feel this itch in my belly that wants to paint, BIG paint.  I've never painted so it feels a little scary, but I'm going to go with it.  As I've learned in the past, fear is good.

A few years ago I worked with a lovely woman who really wanted to write for a living.  During our initial consultation she said "I'm going to start The Artist's Way once I'm done clearing my clutter!" and I said "You're going to start it tomorrow!".  Guess what she does for a living now?  That's right, she writes!

So often we push aside the things that we really want to do until we're perfect.  It's so important when we're clearing our clutter, or just living our lives, that we start doing the things on our "I Really Want To Do List" NOW! 

Don't wait until you've:
lost the weight
cleared the clutter
quit the job
moved to the city
got the guy/gal
lost the guy/gal 

Do it NOW! 

It's this simple.  If you want to write, WRITE!  If you want to sing, SING!  If you want to disco dance to Le Freak by Chic, DISCO DANCE TO LE FREAK BY CHIC!

What's on your "Really Want" to do List?  Voice your intention and then follow through.  As always, I'd love to hear how it goes.

Take care,

Cecilia Moorcroft

p.s. If you do want to write, my dear friend Sarah Selecky has created an absolutely beautiful online writing course.  Sarah, a long-time writing teacher and Giller nominated author, knows the sticky bits and she knows how to write through them.  I came to Sarah absolutely terrified of writing.  Now, every newsletter I write is a little toast to Sarah, with a side of Edamame sprinkled with smoked sea salt.  It's all about the details darling...



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Reader Comments (3)

I loved this blog Cecilia! I especially love the part where you said that we push aside the things we really want to do until we are perfect. It is so true.

Cheers to singing out of tune and dancing like Elaine from Seinfeld.

Jen

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Vettor

I LOVE dancing like Elaine on Seinfeld! ;) Thanks Jen!

February 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterCecilia Moorcroft

Thanks Cecilia for your words and inspiration. My son is a pure example of a person that has the courage to follow his heart and passion. He has been playing the guitar since grade three and actually at age two his first item that he brought to school for show and tell was a little ukelele. He is 23 years old and he has written his own music with lyrics to over 50 songs. He didn't do well with the conventional learning styles so we found him a music teacher that would support him by teaching him to play by ear. He is currently learning to sing his own songs since finding a vocalist was challenging. I am extremely proud of him and wish to follow in his foot steps regarding my own courage to express myself through painting/writing or counseling. If you would like to check out my son David here is the link to youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qRYX9b7_SQ&feature=youtu.be

ps...last week during my Art from the Heart class a very bright and beautiful woman shared a beautiful comment with the class that resonated deeply and touched my soul...I thought I would share it with you Cecilia.
"If we want to change this world we need to look towards the people that are creative."

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina Iusi

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