Ready for Your Next Uplevel?
Hey there, gorgeous!
I hope you’re having a beautiful week so far. Sunday and Monday were scorchers here in LA! I spent a LOT of time at the beach enjoying the ocean breeze.
It was a fresh and cooling reprieve from the sticky heat that blanketed the city.
I live only a bit less than a mile away from the beach and the temperature difference can be significant.
I love living by the beach. I’m perpetually hypnotized by the sound of the waves, the warmth of the sun, and the smell of salt, sunscreen, and sweat. I love seeing all the other happy beach-goers, as well!
After two decades of moving around - DC, Providence, Paris, New York, and LA (plus extensive travel all over the world), it feels surprisingly comforting to drop anchor in Venice.
I’ve always wanted to live here and I couldn’t be happier.
Only a few years ago I could have never imagined I would be where I am right now.
I had lost touch with my authentic desires because I couldn’t see a way out of what felt like a life that would never allow me to be fully expressed or truly happy as a creative person.
I was living in a city that didn’t feel like me and doing work that wasn’t in alignment with my unique creative purpose. I didn’t even know what my purpose was.
The worst part was that I didn’t think I deserved to be happy.
So what changed? How did I turn my life around?
It all started with a decision. I made a decision to “uplevel” my life. What does it mean to “uplevel”, you ask?
“Upleveling” is creating, and therefore expanding from a more aligned and authentic place. For me, moving from DC to Venice, was a ridiculously amazing “uplevel”!
My mentor Gina DeVee says, “when you decide to significantly uplevel one or two things in your life and truly commit to making them happen, the rest of your life can't help but follow suit. This inspired growth makes you magnetic and fascinating to those who meet you.”
Way too many people in this world settle for what others want for their lives.We believe we can’t have what we want or that we are wrong for wanting what we want. This is so far off from the truth!
The truth is that ultimately, you alone know what is right for you and was is meant for you. Do not let others dim your light or shut you off from your true desires.
Remember, we are each on this planet with a unique, creative purpose. To bring something into being that can only be brought through us.
Every time you “uplevel” your life in some way, you are fine-tuning your life, increasing your alignment and your ability to make that contribution that can only be yours.
If I had not quit my job and moved across the country to Venice, I would have never had the space (emotional, mental, physical, etc.) to get in touch with my natural river of motivation and creativity - my natural rhythm as a painter.
Pay attention to your desires. You have them for a reason. You have them because they are meant for you to manifest, experience, and grow from.
If you’ve found that you’ve lost touch with your authentic desires and would like support with reconnecting to yourself, book a FREE 30-Minute coaching session with mehere.
Get honest with yourself. What’s your next “uplevel”? What doors might open up for you if you just got real about what it is you want? What might you create? Who would you become?
Make a decision to be unavailable for anything less than living in alignment with your unique, creative purpose and just see what happens...
I hope this serves you.
All my love and gratitude,
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