I've been talking about my mission now for the past month. In my first post I explained that part of my motivation for writing a personal mission statement was because of the work I am starting to do beyond mothering - freelance writing, coaching, an e-book, etc.
I wanted a mission statement to use as a "measurement tool". So I could evaluate each opportunity that comes my way, to make sure I'm investing my time, resources, heart, head and hands into the work that is going to most sustain me, inspire me, contribute to our family, and fulï¬ll God’s unique mission for my life.
I also needed a mission statement to help me with the insecurities I feel in this world of online entrepreneurship.
I know you're getting tired of hearing about my insecurities, me too! And if you're wondering what this has to do with 30 Day Vegan, hang tight, I'm getting there.
One of the things that came out of the soul-searching time of defining my mission is that I realized I needed to build a supportive community around my online work. To create an environment that would help me feel safe as I moved beyond the comfort of home.
I needed community. Specifically, a community of women that supported my work, believed in me and wanted to see me succeed.
I am willing to give that also, indeed I'm naturally drawn to encourage and support causes and people I believe in (aren't we all?). And so I've been slowly interacting with and contributing to an online group of women. This isn't a formal arrangement, it's relationships, and I don't think they even know the role they play in my life!
This has been a wonderful thing for me. Different from supporting my neighbor down the street but just as necessary for me in the kind of work I want to do in the world. Community is really important to me - in my real life and in my online life.
Heather is one of these women, part of my community. Heather and I have never met in person, though I keep scheming how I might swing that one of these days.
Heather was one of the first people (out there, in the online world) who said to me, "I love your work, I acknowledge that you have something to offer, can you contribute to the work I'm doing? (And, I'll pay you for it.)"
Heather saw potential in me where I hadn't. We all need someone like that in our lives.
That was the start of what has been a most lovely working relationship. A relationship based on shared values, trust and quality work.
Heather offers her knowledge to us all in her fabulous health courses, full of her signature style of gentle wisdom (I have a crush on her gentle wisdom) but packed full of life changing knowledge and hands-on applicable content. Ie: great recipes!
Heather's work is unique in that it's both full of great content and beautiful. And for a beauty seeker like myself, participating in her courses is a double dose of goodness. Knowledge and beauty. Ah...
You can see why I love working with her so much. This kind of work speaks my language. Not to mention she gives me creative freedom - something else hugely important to me.
I swear I feel good all over just talking about it!
I have been a participant in all of Heather's health courses to date. I have contributed writing and even one video to most of them also. She offers the world something I feel passionate about - instruction and inspiration for healthy living. Her work aligns with my personal mission and partnering with her is very gratifying for me.
If I could offer a health related e-course it would look a lot like 30 Day Vegan but of course without all of Heather's wonderfulness, which is why I'm happy that she's doing it and not me!
Heather is offering another 30 Day Vegan course this spring. And I'm thrilled to be contributing again.
You can read all the details here about this season's course.
In the course description Heather gives a short list of why you should consider joining 30 Day Vegan. Included on that list is this:
Because it feels good to be around kind, supportive, like-minded people on a similar journey.
Ah yes. I does feel good. Real good.
It feels good the way clean eating, mindful living, and taking care of yourself feels good.
Ready to feel good again? Do come join us.
Heather is offering a discount ($5 off the registration cost) to FIMBY readers. To take advantage of this deal use the code fimby2012 when you checkout.
I hope to see you over there. The course starts May 21st, in one week, and the discount code will expire at that time.