Yes, school. But what a school! This isn’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill, fall asleep at your desk kind of school. This is my dream school, a place I’ve been building in my mind for quite a while now. It’s a place for all of us to come together and work on what is in our hearts and bring those creative dreams out into the world. It’s the school I’ve always wanted!
When I think about my personal creative work and what gets in my way, I have to admit that it’s my lack of focus and finishing. I have so many great new ideas all the time, there’s no way I could do them all. A few ideas are so exciting that I make plans and get started on them, and then life happens. I get sidetracked, get pulled away for a few days or a few weeks, and then I can’t seem to dive back in, and the project languishes by the wayside while I move on to something new.
I also get overwhelmed sometimes when I’m in the middle of a bigger project, and that makes it easy to let things go and move on to something new. Starting is easy. Continuing is hard.
The funny thing is, when I talk to other creatives I hear similar stories. It’s really easy to start new projects when they are bright and shiny and filled with promise and possibilities. But it’s a lot harder to keep going when you’re in the middle, when the project is no longer new and maybe not so shiny and exciting, and you’re trying to do it all on your own. I also hear, “I wish I had a group of creative friends who would understand where I’m coming from and help me stay motivated and keep going.” I hear variations on that last one a lot. I’ve said variations on that last one a lot.
Enter Miss Muse’s Finishing School. I’ve created this six week workshop to give a small group of creatives a place to meet each week via teleconference to set creative intentions, talk about their projects, report progress (ooh, accountability–that’s another thing people say they want all the time!), brainstorm new ideas, and create a community of creatives to bolster each other and help each other bring those creative dreams alive.
This first session is going to be a pilot group. I’ll be asking for lots of feedback and maybe some testimonials if people like what we do together. So this first group is going to be very small (only six people), and it’s going to be at a discounted price ($40). This is all good news, but it also means that if you want in you should probably sign up now because the spaces are very limited.
I hope to see you at Miss Muse’s Finishing School so we can bring our dreams alive together!