my passion, my purpose — YOU!

Dear Creative GIRLs (and the wonderful people who love them)~

Starting Creative GIRL has been one of the most amazing things I’ve EVER been part of. The revealing of this teeny little idea that is now a sacred business … well, I’ve been part of a group birthing process, birthing of an unknown radical idea, that so many people have supported this past year.

As a PR professional, I spent nearly 20 years promoting other people’s ideas, businesses and dreams. As a  writer I interviewed and wrote about some remarkable, inspired and passionate thought leaders and entrepreneurs. I was gifted a front row seat to their magic powers and how they achieved their successes! I was very blessed indeed. Unbeknownst to me I was in training for something really important, so very needed in our world.

After the interviews, while listening to the interview recordings, I’d find myself daydreaming about the future and MY finding something that I was equally passionate about. I didn’t know what I’d be called to do, but I daydreamed and played with my imagination, and opened my heart and mind to things that concerned me.

A few years ago I wished while writing in one of my journals:

I am working and creating, using my talents and gifts to make a difference in the world while receiving, without compromising my values or my family.

Wow. Makes me teary eyed to think about, but after a long and very pregnant pause from “my career” I have finally found myself on this path–a path that found me–and now I am smack-dab in the middle this Creative GIRL REAL-LIFE sacred-business-dream.

Although I’m not making lots of profit in the way society defines success (vis a vis money), I see a TRUER profit come through this experience: The profit is YOU! The greatest gift is YOU: You lighting up in your creative abilities. You shining your joy and enthusiasm for being truly and authentically YOU, and you being thoughtful, compassionate and using your creative flair to generate kindness in your wake.

You, Creative GIRL, inspire me!

Two months ago I had an amazing opportunity to share the intentions and inspiration behind Creative GIRL through a talk called PechaKucha Night in Raleigh, NC. The format is 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide … GO! No holding slides, no repeating slides, just GO. It’s NOT like me to be nervous about public speaking, but never in my whole adult life had I given a public talk about something that I care so much about: Creative GIRL with its layers of beauty, potential, truth–is blossoming and becoming.

Now I humbly share the talk I gave. I am deeply grateful to PechaKucha Night Raleigh organizers, Cyn MacGregor and the crew at Cynergie Studio for this opportunity and for their creation of this beautiful professional video from the evening.

I leave you with this quote from Wayne Dyer:
“Only those who risk going too far will know how far they can go.”

love and heart-expanding gratitude
beckysig

you are CREATIFUL

Do you know, you are Creatiful !?  This new word was invented by my wonderful creative 4 (soon to be 5) year-old son. I asked him what CREATIFUL means and he said “beautiful and creative.”  It is such a wonderful descriptive word that describes all you amazing beautiful creative girls … I had to tell you…. YES!!!!!

♥ ɛïɜYOU ARE Creatiful!!!ɛïɜ ♥ 

Oh and to all the amazing mothers …

Happy Mother’s Day and remember YOU too ARE Creatiful!!!

love and creatiful blessings,
beckysig

send her your love

Dear Wonderful YOU,

Einstein believed that our dream time was more important than our awake time. (He also believed that creativity was more important than intellect. I especially LOVE that!)

Well, I had a dream last night. In my dream strangers walked up to me and said things like:

Tell them they are creative no matter what anyone tells them.
They are enough without changing themselves.
The world needs them to be strong and stay true to themselves, despite the mixed messages of our culture.

I heard so many voices and saw so many faces –unknown to me, but known by my heart as real people who care deeply. I dreamed about all the amazing people who visit this site in my community, across North Carolina, around the US and around the world. Many of you may not have a daughter but I know you still care about girls and have something important to say to them.

I woke up feeling restless. All day today I have thought about my dream and the visitors that find our site. I’ve been trying to figure out what it means.  Dreamtime combined with awake thinking has led me to recognize that EVERYONE has something valuable to say to girls of today, girls who come to my program, AND to girls around the world.

If you are reading this–whether you have a daughter or not–please consider leaving a message on this new page I just created called “Send her your love.”  Tell her how you feel about the role of girls, about her being true to herself, about her value and importance in our world. This can be a message that you wish you had been told when you were younger. There is no right or wrong, just share from your heart.

I will gather all the submissions, post them, and when we have lots, I’ll make a collage or create some type of visual that I can share here on the site and on the Creative GIRL Facebook page. I will also come up with a way that every girl receives your messages, either in a book or big letter.

in gratitude for dreams, thoughts, creativity and sharing,
becky