Note: This is a poem that I wrote on a weekend getaway to relax with other women members of the National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs. I have not written a poem in about 10 years so it was fun to let this “pour” out of me. I am learning to paint and letting my poetry come out again.
What does this have to do with being an entrepreneur?
I believe that it has everything to do with my creative spirit, my entrepreneurial vision, and my strength to be fully myself. I encourage you to reach into your past and dig out old parts of yourself. Dust them off, see if they fit. And to reach into the unknown and be willing to try things that you have no idea how to do. Things that scare you and you have no training in. Let the colors inside you come to life on a page. And enjoy the ride!
Learning to Paint by Diane Cunningham
I see colors
Longing to be filled
to share a story
to hear a secret
to delight in my mistakes
Each brush stroke
I let go
I lean in
A place that was lost
A heart that was bound
Rules that needed to be broken
The palette is an x-ray of my soul
Now……I see colors
I see you.
I see me.
[graybox]Diane Cunningham is the Founder and President of the National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs. She is a “business therapist”, plane crash survivor, author, consultant, speaker, marathon runner, and fun friend.
Find out more about NACWE and why 165 women joined in the first year at www.NACWE.org. Connect with Diane at www.facebook.com/DianeCunningham for fun updates, silly videos, and lively conversation.[/graybox]