30 Days of Gratitude…Day 14….

Ask yourself for a moment;  If money were no issue what would you do?  What would your decisions look like?


When I was 28, a single mother of two, I had been attending Jr. College, majoring in Human Services and Psychology, but it wasn’t what I really wanted.

What I really wanted was to act, work in plays, be in the theater!

I finally stopped listening to my ego, practical side, inner parent, and took the leap of faith to follow my passion.

I enrolled n the State University as a Theater Arts major.

From that point on, I started getting A’s.

I learned theater makeup and noticed that I was a natural, like I only had to “remember” how to use the brushes and it came so easy to me.

I learned how to build sets, and how to use all of the power tools.

I was acting in plays on campus and in community theater.

I became part of a repertory group and started earning $15.00 per show.

I would perform in children’s theater in the day time and adult theater in the evenings on the weekends.

I signed with a commercial agent and started doing local commercials.

My son was in one of my commercials with me and my daughter was inspired and started doing commercials in high school.

I went on to do a summer internship at the Music Circus, an outdoor Summer Stock series of productions,  studying acting building props, and auditioning.

Not too many people know this about me, but I was “the dancing sign post” in the Wizard of Oz!



Cottage Mavens,

When faced with major life decisions, it’s important that we tune in to what our spirit wants.

It might be the riskier, scarier choice that keeps showing up.

But it’s important that we pay attention to those signals.

We’ve all heard people say, “Life is too Short”, not to take that trip, to try tap dancing or flamenco, to change directions when you thought you were so sure, to let go of those possessions that no longer serve, to do what all the naysayers are discounting, and not to worry about what others will think.

Every one was telling me that I should be a nurse or a teacher when I was growing up, or a hair dresser.

By taking a stand for what I wanted, I became the first person in a family of many generations to get a college degree. I even inspired other members of our family to go forward and get their college degrees.

I’ve been an executive manager, a human resource manager, a makeup artist, a cosmetic manager, and interior designer, a substitute teacher, a drama and voice teacher, and I’m handy around the house.  I’m an actress and a teacher, and now a writer and a blogger, and I wouldn’t have had the skills and knowledge for all of these things if I hadn’t followed the inner promptings of my Spirit.

I’ve been called a dreamer, but without dreams, we’ll never fly.

I’m grateful for the clarity I have as my path is laid before me.

Breathe in, dive in, and embrace all that faces you now.  Your ego may be fearful and try to stop change, but your spirit is ready and able to gracefully handle all that’s coming toward you.  Trust this, and embrace the changes at hand. ( The answer is Simple: Let Go and Flow #27.  Sonia Choquette card deck)

And So It Is!

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How many of us long for our own comfy cottage in the woods? I know I do! We can make our own comfy cottage, right here, right now, no matter where we live. I'm a mother of two, grandmother of two boys, interior designer who thinks out-of-the-box, up cycler, and interested in just about anything related to living comfortably and finding contentment, connecting with the Great Spirit in the natural world and respect for all beings who walk the earth.

8 thoughts on “30 Days of Gratitude…Day 14….”

  1. Wow…
    You know Lorna.. following our Dreams and listening to Spirit.. are the key factors.. When we follow dreams and do the things which bring us joy.. we rise up, because we are living in enjoyment. So what we enjoy and love we put more focus and intention into..
    When we do that things come easier.. because we like what we are doing we shine all the brighter.. And living and learning becomes easier because we are not struggling within the drudgery of doing something that pulls our energy down that drags our spirit down.
    Kudos to you for all your achievements in Life.. For embracing it and for showing your children that they too can achieve and aspire to their dreams..

    Beautiful post.. 🙂
    And Much Love for a delightful weekend as April draws to a close and May begins..

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    1. I hear you. That’s why we each do our part from where we are and it becomes a collective movement like the hundredth monkey theory. Keep doing what you do. You are making a difference! Hey that’s a topic for another blog! 😀

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  2. This is wonderful Lorna, following your heart and your instinct, it’s what many of us fail to do. Great to find out more about you. You’ve come so far and you should be so proud of yourself. The dancing signpost hey, I always loved that movie. How awesome. 🙂


  3. I’ve never had dreams, never learned to work towards something… welcome to my fifties! I have been ‘working at’ becoming a runner for the past six years. Two 5Ks scheduled for this Fall. I am making progress. Not sure if it’s a goal or a dream, but someday, I want to run the full three miles. 🙂

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    1. That’s pretty ambitious Ellen. And I know it’s for a good cause. It’s all in the journey. The people and places , the circumstances we find ourselves in. We learn how to listen to our hearts and what beckons us


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