Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just What I Needed

CHICKS ROCK! welcomes our first guest blogger, Kelly:

Kelly lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, baby Jack and their dog, Pearl. Between feeding Jack and walking the dog, she produces websites and teaches clients how to budget their day-to-day cash flow.

My first summer in Manhattan, I stumbled upon TWM’s event page, which had a listing for a Visioning Workshop. The event description promised to help me manifest my heart’s desire. It promised to help me figure out where I was in my life and where I wanted to go next.

I had been living in the city for less than a year and was feeling rather out of my element. Back home, I had a small handful of familiar friends who helped me sort out my dreams and goals, but I was too busy working to create a similar circle in New York. I felt my life wasn’t really going the way I wanted it to; it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great, either. This Visioning Workshop sounded like just what I needed!

As it turns out, I *loved* the workshop and I became a regular at the semi-annual workshops led by TWM’s founder, Kristina.

That winter, my boyfriend and I seriously began to consider having a child. Looking back, it’s crystal clear, but at the time I was convinced I wasn’t ready. After all, I had a (not terribly exciting) career to consider!

Come spring, I hustled back to the Visioning Workshop. I made a conscious effort to clear my mind. We began the process … and at the end of the day, I had a collage filled with fertility imagery – strong women with sturdy birthing hips, lots of kids, even a heron (which I mistook for a stork). I also had a kitchen set with three chairs pulled up to the table – presumably for my boyfriend, a child, and me. Apparently, I wanted to have a baby!

Now, 18 months later, I am the proud momma of Jack. He’s nearly four months old and I think he’s the cutest thing ever (not so much when he’s crying at 3am!).

I’m so glad I found the Visioning Workshop, The Women’s Mosaic, and Kristina. They have made my transition to New York and into motherhood easier and a lot more fun. I can’t wait to see what comes to light at the next workshop!

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