The light has been flickering as I have been juggling life, businesses and my own personal growth. I have been neglecting to share my photos with you as part of my weekly feature Rural Reflections. Guilty I am, but I am back with so much to share. Thank you for waiting for me.
My passion to be more, and to do more, has led me to a new business and new skills to excel with. My underlying desire for sustaining the agricultural industry still exists beneath it all, but my passion to expand and inspire people every day has become the driver in my life. And I am loving life right now.
Remember back, only a year ago, I was suffering from depression and feeling sorry for myself. Angry that I had to experience such heart-wrenching feelings and loss of all basic motivation in life. Depression and anxiety had overwhelmed me… I had no idea what was going to happen and where life was guiding me.
So many of us, unfortunately, do go through these depressive numbing cycles and anxiety can consume us every day. My gift was to experience this first-hand. In hindsight, I now know that it had to happen. How was I to understand if I didn’t feel it for myself?
This time in my life… was necessary to reveal my true passion and what I can do for the world around me. I was determined and with the support around me, I made it through… with flying colours.
My new business provides freelance writing, administration services, hypnotherapy, speaking and life/business coaching. Every day I feel so blessed and grateful to be able to share my skills with those in need. Those that need guidance… those that need office management… and those that need the inspiration to believe in themselves. My words are my gift and I am on a journey to share and to uplift each and every one of you.
Today marks the day, I have set up my new office. My own room dedicated to me, my gifts, my valued clients and the changes that await all of us. This office symbolises a separate part of my life… separate from the farming business. This is my space, my personal inspiration and my business motivation.
I want to share with you, this photo today… taken only 2 months ago on my farm. Still suffering from the effects of drought, yet the oats are growing despite the odds. For me, this photo symbolises my personal journey. I had the odds stacked against me, but I continued to grow. I did what I needed to do. The beautiful sunlight is captured in this photo, shining that healing light upon me.
Rural Reflection #23…
We all need to find that one thing that brings us happiness and pure joy… and share that gift with the world. Recognise what is against you and make choices to move forward for the betterment of you, those you love and those that need you in the wider community.
The greatest joy in this world is when we can reach out and help someone else. This gives us purpose and a vision on our horizon. I am no different from you all. You too have the capability to find yourself and chase your dreams.
Believe in yourself and believe you will do it. And you will!
Take care, Karen.
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”
~ Maya Angelou