October was a month of service. As much as writing is an innate part of me and something I am compelled to do, what I have found remarkable about this dream of being an author is the immense opportunities it presents to be of service to others.
Over the past month I found myself constantly sharing my knowledge, experiences and passion for writing with many aspiring creatives.
I was humbled when I received requests this month to mentor those in my community. Mentoring has always been on my agenda. I adore being a mentor. To have someone trust you enough to guide them to reach their goals and bring their ideas to fruition is such a gift. I am thrilled to be able to support others and I can’t wait to offer more services as a mentor.
The Story Creators Community had its second event this month. We were joined by several budding writers all keen to unleash their creativity. The conversation flowed naturally and we were delighted to be able to help many of them to take the next step on their creative path. I am so excited for what’s to come with the Story Creators Community. Assisting aspiring creatives is such a joy!
This month, I was also asked to speak at the Gungahlin Day VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education of Women) Club. Being surrounded by tables upon tables of women making a difference in their community was truly inspiring. I found this event to be particularly special as it revealed to me just how far I had come on my own personal journey. It showed me that I had grown. It exposed my fears, my vulnerabilities and my deep desire to push past it all in order to reach my dreams and be an example to my children. Whilst preparing for this event I discovered the heart of my personal story, the one of crippling fear, the one of living within my comfort zone, the one of letting others define who I am. I healed from this event. Speaking my truth was liberating. Talking to others after the event and hearing them feel empowered to share their truth with me was gratifying. I now have a firm grasp of what I hope to tell others in the future to encourage them to live their best life, boldly and bravely!
At the end of the month I was presented with another ‘magical moment’. For those new to my blog, magical moments are occasions that truly sparkle. They are blessings. An instant in time that are my highest of high. Late last month I received a beautiful message from an old colleague of my mum’s who had lost touch with her. While she was trying to find her on social media she came across my story. After a few exchanges on Instagram she got back in touch with my mum and approached me for an interview for her ‘Inspiring Women’ series. This lovely lady runs an incredible business called Indigo Bay. If you get a chance, be sure to check it out. Being considered an ‘inspiring women’ is a compliment I never thought I would ever receive. I am truly grateful to be thought of in such a manner. It is magic!
October was a month for me to be of service. It was a month that I really got to share my story with others – my highs and my lows. Speaking honestly and candidly, I hope what I have been through has ignited a spark in those I met to be courageous in their pursuits. Life is so short and we owe it to ourselves to make the most of it.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
I’m so humbled to be included in the Indigo Bay Inspiring Women series
Full interview can be found on https://indigobay.com.au/…/inspiring-women-jacqueline-de-ro…
We had a lovely time at Tuggeranong library.
Thank you to those who came along. We really hope you found the session useful.
Our next Story Creators Community event in Canberra will be at the Woden library. Details can be found on the Story Creators Community website.
Woohoo! We are embarking on another adventure! I am so excited to share with you a little project I have been working on with some fabulous creators. If you are an aspiring creative please have a look at our new page – Story Creators Community – and hopefully we can help you bring your dreams to fruition.