To make a difference

Day 6

Live your Legend 7 day self-discovery writing challenge

Morning Ramble

Today’s email asks What difference do you want to make?
what difference do you want to make in the world? What impact do you want to have? How do you want to make things a little better for society? What do you want to be remembered for once you’re gone?

I’m writing at a different time today because I’ve been out and about earlier – on my first walk with The Ramblers, which was great by the way. But it’s interesting to note that my writing energy isn’t flowing quite as easily as on previous days. I know I’m more of a morning person and quite honestly this is quite a challenge to sit here now and try to find something to write.

But I made some paper notes first thing this morning so lets see where this goes….

First of all I have to say that I clicked onto the linked article on today’s email and came to the very sad realisation that Scott had died a few years back. I’m really sorry to read this as he only came into my life less than a week ago via his totally inspiring TED talk and hence why I’m here writing these blogs. Scott has made a big difference in my life from beyond the grave – that’s powerful!

A very sad digress but back to business, what difference do I want to make?

There are several women in my life who I am inspired by. One, in particular, is the mum of my oldest friend – I’ve known them since I was five. This woman is my Mary Poppins, she is practically perfect in every way. I have always looked up to her, she is like my second mum. It was always exciting visiting their home. I aspire to be like her. She is loved by everyone, she is generous in every way, she is a gifted crafts woman, she is independent, adventurous, fun and the most positive person I know. Both she and her daughter (my best friend) are incredibly positive people, real ‘can do’ people and I love them dearly.

Over the past few years I have been on a personal development journey following my separation, a re-evaluation of life, of my life and consequently have made some giant leaps of faith. But along the way I have come to realise that I have developed many of the qualities I see in my friend’s mum.

I can be and in many ways, still am, a very private person but I have learned that by pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, by allowing myself to become vulnerable I have in fact allowed myself to grow. I am so energised by what I have learned, how I have changed my life and how I am continuing to grow.

As a result I want to find a way to share this with others, for them to see that if I can turn things around, then they can too. I want to inspire others, as my friend’s mum inspires me, by sharing my journey and paying forward the love.

I want to encourage others to learn to take risks, however small because even very small risks can bring big results. I want to inspire others to create a life they want to live not accept one that they feel they’ve been dealt.

But how exactly do I do this?
I am learning and growing by actively seeking self help, guidance, reading and watching inspirational people and stories and so on. Therefore I feel the best way to make a difference is by example, by sharing my story, my journey. By creating my art, my photography, my ceramics, my writing and allowing myself to make a profitable business from sharing the love.

Writing at a different time is a bit like running when you don’t really want to. Just do it. You soon get into the rhythm and you feel great afterwards! x