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Dear (you – insert name here)

If you’re anything like me, you’ve waited a long time to finally start finding the answer to “why am I never fulfilled”. I mean my kids are grown and doing well, my husband has been married to me for over 20 years and I’ve worked my butt off since I was old enough to work, but something just always beckoned me that I should be doing something more. Well grab some coffee sister and let me tell you what I found out.

We all have this “thing” we’re good at. No, we’re actually the best at. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we are better at it than others because that may or may not be the case. But what you find when you’re in the midst of your “thing” is that you become the best version of yourself. What you feel when you’re in that moment is your soul set on fire and like no one can touch you. That’s because it’s your “thing”, or what I like to call your “shine”.

It took me a lot of years to realize that I wasn’t called the “creative” one since kindergarten for nothing. It’s always been a part of who I was. Of who I still am. It peeked out over the years just to be pushed back down so that I could raise my family, or work full-time, or whatever else excuse I had at the time. But just like rays seeping out of the clouds, it was always there ready to SHINE. So here we are years later and I still get that giddy feeling when I pick up my paint brush or find the time to create.

I don’t know where you are in your life or if we’ll ever meet and become life long friends but what I can tell you, that I know with all of me, is that you shine too. You have this spark inside that beckons to come out and if you listen close, you’ll hear it calling. Don’t be afraid if it’s not there yet. It took me losing my grandma to realize her shine was her love for so many people. So much so, I put her phrase on a sign and Your Shine Sign was born.

So,no matter where you are in your journey, just know I’ll be here for you, writing blogs and posting creative things for you to enjoy (or buy). You can always share your stories and I hope you read along as I share some of mine.  I plan on sending lots of creative newsletters this year and if you sign up you’ll get even more awesome stuff from me!

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope to hear from you soon!

Your friend,
Rita