Celebrating my new phase
Since then, I wrote and published 5 more books. I published the latest, 7 thbook ‘ The Happy Hermit ‘ at the beginning of June, and I wrapped up the launch today. With that, one phase closed, and a new phase began.
I closed the phase of dreaming to be an author, to publishing my first book in 2008, to struggling with my second book for 9 years, to publishing 6 books in 2 years. I now fully own that I’m an author-a prolific one.
I closed the phase of feeling weird and ashamed about being super introverted, needing LOTS of alone time and never having enough of that, to publishing a book about that journey that shows others how to create a business that’s 100% aligned with them. I now fully own that I’m a Happy Hermit.
I closed the phase of being criticized and, as a result feeling, guilty and ashamed about putting my soul and needs first and prioritizing myself, to writing a book about being Divinely Selfish (The Art of Divine Selfishness). I now fully own that I’m the queen of Divine Selfishness. 😉
There are more things I leave behind in the old phase. The old version of me. Beliefs, patterns, habits, attachments, identities, and stories that no longer serve me.
I achieved my (big) dreams & goals that mattered to me most over the past 10 years. And with that, an old phase closed.
A new phase has started. It’s not here yet. I’m in between phases. In transition.
I could ask myself: what’s next? I could explore new dreams and desires.
But I don’t.
Instead of always looking at what’s next and always looking forward, I savor this moment. I give myself time to integrate. To let it REALLY sink in, that I accomplished the things I dreamed about for SO SO LONG.
So today, I celebrated, by having lunch with my love.
I don’t have to look for new dreams or opportunities. They will find me at the perfect time. If there’s something for me to do, I’ll know it the moment I need to do it.
Today, I needed to celebrate. 😉
Originally published at https://brigittevantuijl.com on June 22, 2022.
Brigitte van Tuijl is a writer and master coach for women entrepreneurs. In the past two decades she helped thousands of women get clear on their true dream and make it real. Her clients have launched businesses globally, published their first books, doubled their incomes, and realized their most important goals and desires.
She’s the author of 7 books, amongst them ‘The Art of Divine Selfishness — transform your life, your business & the world by putting YOU first’ and her latest book ‘The Happy Hermit — how to thrive as an introvert entrepreneur.’