Pursuing the Out of the Ordinary idea

Have you ever been going down life’s path only to find yourself suddenly pursuing something totally bizarre and out of the ordinary?

That’s just what happened to me last month.  I was set to start writing my second book when I had a crazy idea come to me.  And what was this crazy idea? “Start a YouTube Channel!”

Honestly, I’d never thought about becoming a YouTube creator.  But rather quickly everything I needed came together.  Video equipment, video editing software, artistic supplies and lots of creative ideas flowed my way. 

I found myself immersed in creating and editing video- something totally foreign to me.  I was in over my head but loving every minute of it.

I found someone totally awesome on YouTube.  How I found her, I’ll never know.  But thanks to Gillian Perkins, I had a system I could follow to get my channel up and running.  She offered two downloads which I faithfully used as checklists. 

I recommend finding her on YouTube and getting these downloads if you plan on launching your own channel.  She walks you through creating the name for your channel, planning content and doing some channel excersices.  The excersise I found most helpful was creating 100 episode ideas.  Now, I don’t have to struggle week to week for ideas.  I just pull out my episode idea sheet and am good to go. 

The channel launch process stretched all my capacities.  I’ve been stretched to start dreaming again, be creative, and to learn new computer programs.  But mostly I’ve been stretched to have confidence in myself to pursue something I never thought possible. 

Today, if you hear a small inner voice tell you to do something which will stretch yourself in the ways I’ve described I think you should GO FOR IT!  It’s worth a shot to pursue an idea even if it’s out of the ordinary and it might bring you joy which you’d never found otherwise. 

Anne

Blue clay pot laying down on muslin fabric with dried roses and a bright purple flower.

Perfection is within our grasp

It’s hard to live in an imperfect world knowing perfection is within our grasp.  But being built up by the Word of God we know: Love keeps on in all things.  Love would have us to keep on going; to keep on bearing with our imperfections because within our jars of imperfect clay God’s magnificent…

Take a chance and let an idea flow through you.

“Out of a space of stillness all creative endeavor is born”. Eckhart Tolle Recently I watched a video from Oprah Winfrey in which she interviewed Eckhart Tolle. I was completely undone by his quietness and moving ideas about mankind and how we should operate. This video comes from the place of my contemplating his first…

simple green succulent in stone pot offset against white background

Pray Simply; Savor the Words You Speak

One morning I began to pray, “Thank You Lord”.  I said this again and upon speaking it the third time I felt like I wasn’t just repeating empty words but my insides were getting involved.  Pray simply, savoring each word you speak until you feel your heart and mind deeply connect with your words. Wait…

Anne on YouTube: Shades of Color and Light

Purchase Anne’s Award Winning Book, “Light from a Dark Night” here.    ©2020 Letter of Light.  All Rights Reserved. www.letteroflight.com

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