For a little over a year I’ve been running a weekly blog series I call Crafting my Life. The series documents my journey to craft my life into something new, more in line with the way I want to live. It’s not about being crafty, per se (unless being crafty floats your boat, in which case have at ‘er). It’s about living with intention, and seeking out purpose and something approximating balance.
As part of my journey, I took a class on dreaming. As part of that class, I wrote my life list. It included things like sewing skirts (check!), doing pottery (not yet) and living on the water (someday). It also included this:
- Create a ‘Balancing Motherhood’ workshop.
I’ve decided that it’s time to go ahead and create that workshop for mothers. I’m grabbing life by the horns, and I’m doing it. It will be an online course. It will run for 12 weeks. I am planning to launch it in mid-January, 2011. And it will be called (surprise, surprise!) Crafting my Life. It has its very own website and logo and everything.
What will the course look like? Every week I’ll cover a different topic. I’ll send you a few emails each week. Some of them will include video or audio interviews. Some of them will be mostly informational, and some of them will help you find ways to implement change in your life. All of the emails, interviews, videos and activities will be in small, manageable pieces, that you can do in 5, 10 or 15 minutes. Because I don’t have hours to devote to finding myself, and I’m guessing you don’t, either. On top of the emails, there will also be an online community, so that you can share your ideas, gain inspiration and find some like-minded folks to connect with.
If this sounds like your thing, head on over to Crafting my Life and sign up for my super-cool email list by entering your info on the right where it says ‘Subscribe’. You’ll get emails once a week or so updating you on how the course is progressing, offering tips and giving you access to advance registration and course discounts. I’ll just wait here while you do (or don’t – no pressure).
You’re back? Cool. Here is where I spew forth angst.
I’m terrified. I am creating a course, which is something I think I might be good at but I’ve never done before. The course will not be cheap – it will be more than $80, for sure. I’m afraid that I’ll create it and no one will register. I’m afraid that the people who do register will hate it, and by extension, hate me. I’m afraid that the people who don’t sign up will hate me because I’m engaged in some fairly shameless self-promotion here. The dragons (a.k.a. my lizard brain) are saying that I will put in a bunch of work and the end result will be that I alienate everyone and I’ll be all alone.
Fun stuff, right?
So, let’s make a deal. My end of the deal is this: I am going to do my best to create an awesome course, because this is my freaking dream. But I will not be the least bit offended if it’s not your thing. I am not going to keep mental track of who does sign up, and who doesn’t sign up, or any of that stuff. Your end of the deal is this: you decide if this is your thing or not. If it’s not, know that tomorrow I will be back to my regular schedule of blogging about my kids, so you can still come around and we can still be friends. Fair enough?
But seriously, go visit the site. Leave me an encouraging comment. Vote in my tagline poll. Sign up for email list. Or just stay here and tell me that everything is going to be OK, and you really won’t hate me. Pretty please?
PS – As you may know, I have started including a link-up with my monthly reviews. The reviews are an informal listing of a few things I learned in the past month. My November review will go live at 6am tomorrow, which is December 1. If you want to play along, write a post and link up!