I don't know how else to explain, but it has been such a busy week for me that it got me to thinking. A few of my authors are getting ready for their first launches, others we have repubs in the works, several workshops and websites are in the process of being planned out, and I find there is a sense of accomplishment within me that is different than what I've known in my prior professional experience.
I very much enjoy what I do, which gives me an immense sense of gratitude, but I also sense how unworldly this life I now have as a business owner must seem to others. How many of us struggled with the day in day out drudgery of working because we needed the paycheck and not because we wanted to do it?
It reminds me of a seed, having to go through all its changes of near destruction in order to flourish into something much grander than it could ever anticipate. Yet it had faith enough in the soil to plant itself and let nature run its course. Passion is the seed that allows a business to grow its fruit I guess is what I'm saying. I wonder just how many people out there are willing to get their feet wet and let their flowers grow?
|daffodil, picture taken by me nearby a local park|