{creating dreams come true} don’t give up

it’s sunday – which means it’s creating dreams come true day. creating dreams come true is a free ongoing e-course and creative community to support you in living your dreams. if you are new, please feel free to join right in. the more creative dreamers the better!

thriving seedlings

thriving seedlings

some of the abundance seeds i planted are really thriving, and some of them (the sweet peas) didn’t come up at all.  usually i find sweet peas really easy to grow – i just drop them somewhere in the garden and *boom* masses of gorgeous scented flowers!  all of a sudden it dawned on me – my sweet peas didn’t come up last year either.  and this year i planted seeds from that same pack.

that pack of seeds i bought last year must have been defective.

so i planted some sweet peas from a new package and  i’ve already got little baby seedlings starting to poke their way out of the dirt.

so what if last year had been my first time planting sweet peas, and when they didn’t come up, i decided that i’m no good at growing sweet peas and just gave up?

last weekend i went to see the movie the runaways.  it mentioned that joan jett was rejected by a lot of different record labels after being in the runaways.  i can’t remember how many now, but it was a surprisingly high number.  and when i heard that – my creative spirit did cartwheels!

not because it’s awesome that she was rejected.  partly because she was strong enough to carry on and get what she wanted no matter how many people said no.  mostly because there is so much value in carrying on through rejection and disappointment and things not going well. those times of rejection and disappointment and things not going well creates this amazing big transformative fire.

that’s where our dreams get stronger and bolder and *better*.

that’s where we get stronger and bolder and better at what we do.  we step into the fire and anything in us that wasn’t strong enough to be with the dream come true is burned away in the process. we emerge as our greatest selves, the version of ourselves that is capable of creating *anything*.

i love adversity. it does make us stronger.  it does makes us better. but only if we don’t give up.

so this week’s post is mostly a reminder: do not give up.  ever.

your dreams are worth it.  you are worth it.

if there is an aspect of your dream you are struggling with, i encourage you to be open to what the adversity can teach you.  be willing to step into the fire and be transformed. you can look at whatever this big giant obstacle is that is in your way, and say “oh yes – you are big and strong.  and i am bigger and stronger and can move right through you.”

creative dream check-in

please join the comments below and let us know where your dreams are growing and flowing and where they’re stuck. also share any questions or ideas about this week’s topic.  where are you struggling?  how do you plan to keep moving through it?

my check-in:

magic smoothie

magic smoothie

i am getting back on track with yoga!  it feels so good to be doing this again. so so so so so good. and i am making smoothies every morning with flax and whey protein and noticing that i have a lot more energy throughout the day now. yum!

i did eat a lot of birthday cake this past week though so this week i want to focus more on healthy eating.

i am also designing and sewing clothes and having a blast with my new sewing machine.  this week i made a fluffy/ruffly black silk dress. ( i wore it to my friend’s bridal shower last night and she said i looked like a fairy).  the more i get into sewing the better it feels to be doing it.  and it’s like fresh new creative energy that is flowing through other parts of my life also.

in last week’s post i mentioned that i was cooking up something wonderful for the souls on the creative adventure mailing list.  that something special was an offer of free online “unleash your creative magic” coaching to the first 20 people who responded.  that was my way of moving through the transformative fire.

offering the sessions for free to get started helped me to move past the things that were in the way of me offering this service to the public, which were: i didn’t know how my in-person work translates into online work and so i don’t know how to package it up as there are lots of different elements to how i work with people one-on-one.

and i got way way way way way more than 20 responses and i am feeling really supported and encouraged to do this.  i am now setting up those first 20 sessions and will use them to experiment and explore and create a plan for offering unleash your creative magic sessions on my website.  this is such a dream come true.  can you say e x c i t e d ?????

because i feel so lucky to be so supported by the people on the creative adventure mailing list, as i start to offer this service i will be offering special discounts to the people on that list.

and speaking of fires, i am super jazzed that danielle laporte’s fire stater sessions will be released may 12!

i am definitely ready to start some new creative fires and am so looking forward this.  danielle is such an inspiration.

oh and this tuesday you can listen to me being interviewed by imaginibbles!  we’re going to talk about flashes of inspiration, exploring the many avenues of art and so much more.

looking forward to hearing your updates!


andrea schroeder creates creativity workshops, downloadable creativity kits, art and guided meditations to support you in knowing and remembering that you are a creative being and you can create anything.