California will always be my home, and yet on this most recent trip, I could not GET OUT of there FAST enough.
But, before I tell you what happened, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
One of my guilty pleasures is reading Jane Austen novels.
I may be a powerful woman who blazes her own trail wherever she goes, but I am also a woman who enjoys escaping from time to time to a world where ladies can just be ladies.
In the modern world, women are not allowed to be ladies the way they were back in Jane’s day.
And, I’ve noticed that being a “lady” is not the only way we’re no longer allowed to be.
These days, it’s uncommon to be a powerful woman who also goes where she feels drawn, allows herself to be supported by others, and doesn’t make excuses about changing her course midstream.
If you need permission from someone (besides yourself) to be this kind of woman, you have mine.
You see, when The Purse Process® on Tour reached Sacramento, I’d been on the road for six weeks straight, and my spirit had enough of following where my body had led it.
So, instead of steeling myself against the needs of my spirit, I decided to yield to my inner longing.
This meant changing course midstream and taking the Purse Process® on Tour on a detour.
As soon as I recognized what I needed, I cleared my calendar, packed my bags, and hopped a plane to a place where I could restore and receive support as I plot my next move.
Will I take a break from touring and then continue on? Will I cancel the rest of the Tour all together? You’ll have to wait and see in the weeks to come.
Before my premature defection from California, I managed to squeeze in lunch with my beautiful friend, Stephanie Steyer.
In fact, Stephanie is the reason I was able to get on that plane with absolutely NO regrets.
As I was sharing with her what I was feeling drawn to do, I also shared that like when I was a little girl, I could hear a voice inside of me screaming, “I want my mommy”!
Remember that voice?
Then Stephanie looked at me and said, “yeah, sometimes I just need my mom too…but she’s gone.”
In that moment, I not only knew I’d made the right decision, but I also felt the full value of having the option to press pause on this particular adventure and hop on a plane for some much needed mama love.
You just never know how valuable an outsider’s perspective can be. Sometimes that’s all you need to seal the deal on your next move.
Maybe you don’t have someone in your life you feel comfortable talking over this sort of stuff with. If you’d like to talk with me, I’m listening. You can reach me on the contact page, here.
Until next week, adventure on!
P.S. Before I left CA, I also indulged with this HUGE ice cream sundae complete with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry. It was heavenly!
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