Hello lovelies, how are you?
Here's how Kelly Rae describes her project.
At first glance, The Possibilitarian Project looks like a blog series — a curated collection of inspiring (true) stories. Artists & writers & entrepreneurs who made their ‘impractical’ dreams a reality. Possibility-fueled visionaries who stepped into their own limitlessness. Against the grain, against the odds. Just because . . . they had a calling they couldn’t ignore.
IT’S A BLOG SERIES, SURE — BUT IT’S ALSO A MOVEMENT.
Because when you step forward as a Possibilitarian — and share the truth about how you created your beautifully messy, magnificently complicated & exquisitely joyful life and career — you give everyone else permission to dream bigger, be braver, and create what they want. And just like that, the impossible simply . . . isn’t.
Honestly, my friends…when I read that…. I get chills…..When Kelly Rae's message popped into my inbox….I about fell off my chair. I will never forget the first time I readthat she called herself a possiblitarian…I thought…. I love that... so am I! Imagine how thrilled I was when she invited me to be a part of her project and share my story.
Today I am over at her blog…. sharing my possiblitarian journey. I'd love it if you popped by.
In honour of this…. I wanted to share an exciting, very recent addition to my possiblitarian journey.
If you've read my story here or maybe you just read my interview at Kelly Raes, you might know my son has been a big part of my journey. We went down a very tumultuous road through his teen years. In fact I spent over two years almost paralyzed by fear. I was so scared we were going to lose our boy. I gave up my art career during that time…. I could not seem to create. I sat and waited for the worst to happen…. and finally it did. But miraculously we survived....coming out on the other side stronger and better for it.
Fast Forward several years later…. October 2012…. Palm Springs California….. Shutter Sisters Oasis….. Me, in front of the room with my beautiful friend Xanthe…. sharing our creative journeys with the Sisters…. ….our creative process…our path to Oasis….
A big part of my story ...our journey with Bryce. I shared with the women and one fellow (Jason our amazing HP guy) that I owe my new beautiful life and career to Bryce. His painful path changed my life, my direction, my career…. His journey gave me photography, travel, a tribe of amazing women who fill my heart with so much joy and this blog, YOU ..... teaching, sharing, inspiring. Who knew! It wasn't the first time I thought or said this out loud…. But it really HIT ME that day in Palm Springs…. That awful, fear-filled time was one of the BEST things that ever happened to me. How could I doubt, the power of possibility?
Bryce's Possiblitarian Story
I've been bursting to share this story with you. But I didn't want to 'jinx' it….. which I know is completely silly and quite un-possiblitarian like….. But I wanted to wait til it was actually TRUE.
Bryce has been dreaming of being a director pretty much forever…since he was 9 or 10 he's been saying that he wants to direct movies. He seriously LOVES the movies. But how does a boy in a small Canadian prairie town…the middle of nowhere really….. find his way into the movies? Tough one right?
I'm not sure how it will happen, but I do believe it's possible.
Let me take you back to Palm Springs ….. I mentioned there was one fellow that listened to our talk at Oasis. His name is Jason. Jason, kinda accidentally became a Shutter Brother…. That in itself is such a cool story….a last minute replacement for another HP rep. Anyhow, Jason was the perfect guy for the job and absolutely loved the experience. He came back for Oasis. The first night we gathered, Jason shared an upcoming project he was working on with HP.... setting up an 'booth' at Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City…working with top of the line film equipment…creating virtual movie posters…. Awesome stuff. Of course, my ears perked right up. Bryce has been dreaming of attending a film festival. Robert Redford founded Sundance…which is pretty darn cool, don't you think? Anyhow, I half-jokingly said to Jason… I don't suppose you'd need an apprentice? And without even batting an eye he said sure. I asked if he could give me that in writing.
As of this past Tuesday evening…. Bryce is at Sundance…. He is spending 10 days in Salt Lake City….under the watchful eye (I hope) of Jason. I mean are you kidding me?
Bryce has asked me so many time... how will this ever happen Mom? I keep saying; you just never know what might happen when you are open to possiblity.....take small steps towards your dreams and see what happens....
How could he or I dream up this gig? What are the chances of Me meeting Jason from Dallas... in California….. Jason going to Sundance in Salt Lake City...open to helping Bryce? Seriously... so good!
He's opened a new world to my boy….perhaps a beginning of believing in possibilities and dreams…. a HUGE gift for a young man finding his way.
Where will this lead? Who knows…. but I do know it's a beginning…. a chance to see there's a bigger world out there, anything is possible.....
Stay tuned… I'm sure there will be more to this story…….
Thanks for stopping by … If this is your first visit… I'm truly honoured to have you here.
I'd love to hear your possiblitarian stories....
I leave you with the quote from my uptop photo....t's worth repeating....
Until next time… love & gratitude…. xo,