Monday, January 25, 2010

How Does One Become a Butterfly?

"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked... 

Almost a year ago, Carolyn and I began thinking about blogging.  We talked about it and brainstormed ideas and then let those ideas sit on the back burner; the resting place for many a good idea.  Thankfully, the blogging idea didn't die from neglect, but continued to pop up in our conversations.

We began our blogging adventure much as a caterpillar who spends it's time eating leaves.  We eagerly consumed vast amounts of information and were always looking for the next tasty bit of knowledge that would help us make all those wonderful ideas come to life.

Our main goal with this blog has been to share the things that have helped us become more healthy, wealthy and wise.  Our hopes have been to help make your journey easier by sharing the things we've learned along the way.  We've grown, and from your comments, we believe that you have as well.

"The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of it's own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere." 
 - James Russell Lowell

Somewhere along the way, just as the caterpiller eventually stops consuming everything in sight and begins the task of building a cocoon to wrap itself, we too built a cocoon around ourselves.

Once secured in our comfortable blogging cocoon, we began to realize that there was something missing from our plan.  We were enjoying our research and posting, and the interactions with you our readers, but something was out of kilter. We were lacking excitement.  But why?

We persevered, for we are not quitters. 

About the time we were trying to figure out the problem, things in my world fell apart necessitating the departure from my home, leaving my job and filing for divorce.  Carolyn was experiencing some serious struggles herself. 

We persevered, for we are not quitters.

Once we were sure we were still had a firm girp upon our sanity, we spent hours of serious soul searching.


"If we don't change, we don't grow.  If we don't grow, we are not really living."  - Gail Sheehy

All the experts, who advise those of us searching for a job or changing job markets, tell us to do what we love.  Find that one thing that makes you happy and look for jobs in that market or start your own business.

Stopping long enough to listen to sage advice, Carolyn and I realized what was missing from our blogging experience. We weren't posting about things that made us happy.

It was an 'Aha' moment to beat all others! And then we did the happy dance and our hearts sang!!
"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked.  "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."

There you have it. We are willing, no we are needing to give up being a caterpillar to become the butterfly of our dreams! 

Just as the caterpillar goes through a metamorphosis, so is Living a Woo Hoo Life! 

In the very near future you will begin to see a total change in our posting. You will discover that through color, texture and creativity one truly lives a woo hoo life!  We believe that the new format we have chosen will be very innovative and one that is more interactive than anything we have tried in the past.

Our focus will be on exploring sources of color.  We'll be 'touching' on topics of texture.  We'll be sharing some of our own creativity and what inspired our work. And finally, we'll be seeking out color, texture and creativity during our travels.

We know that this metamorphosis is going to be exciting and true to ourselves and that Living a Woo Hoo Life! can't help but benefit from our new found enthusiasm.

Come explore with us!

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