May 13

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A done deal

HELLOOOOO!  Long time, no write.  🙂

Last week turned out to be a completely unexpected hiatus from the Journal because I had to focus all my attention on what was in front of me.  However there is a very happy ending to this story.

On Friday, I officially turned my website development and maintenance business over to another provider.  I’ve been wanting this for about a year, but couldn’t make it happen financially.  A couple months ago, I finally started seeing the numbers working in my favor.

A month ago, a friend put me in touch with a great guy who was interested in taking over my little business (Mark LaClair of TotalScope Marketing, if you’re looking for a web developer 🙂 ).  Friday we signed the papers.

I am officially no longer a website developer…and I couldn’t be happier.

It’s not that building websites was ever a bad thing.  In fact, it was exactly the RIGHT thing for me to be doing for a while.  I learned a lot and met some fantastic people.  But it was never a passion – certainly not the way that writing is a passion.

"The Fool" isn't about being foolish, it's about being trusting. This is from my favorite deck, The Osho Zen Tarot. The description is below because I think it's SO COOL and so fitting to my life right now.

So today I can finally say that I AM DOING IT!!  I am following my passion and trusting with my whole heart that it will support me and lift me – financially AND spiritually.

It was a scary moment to sign those papers.  I laid awake the night before as all the little fear monsters took a lap through my brain: “I can’t do this!  What am I thinking?  I won’t have enough money!  What if I fall behind and don’t have the websites to fall back on?”  And on and on and on…for hours.

But here’s the funny thing – a few hours after we signed the papers, I was sending out emails to my clients letting them know that they can rely on a fabulous new provider.  At the same time, I got an incoming email … from someone who wanted me to start on an editing project that we’d been talking about for several months, but had never materialized.

I jumped off the cliff not knowing what would happen.  And only a few moments later, the parachute opened.

I have an inkling that it only gets better from here.  I’m not quite sure what that will look like, but BOY AM I EXCITED TO FIND OUT!!!!  🙂

THE FOOL description:

“Moment to moment, and with every step, the Fool leaves the past behind. He carries nothing more than his purity, innocence and trust, symbolized by the white rose in his hand. … His intuition is functioning at its peak. At this moment the Fool has the support of the universe to make this jump into the unknown. Adventures await him in the river of life.”

About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Jill

    So cool Leah! And congratulations on the editing gig. Love The Fool description. Miss you so much and can’t wait to see you sometime… xoxo

  2. Eileen

    Congrats on making the leap of faith, Leah. I try to follow this in my life, too, and have seen it work numerous times. Many blessings as you follow your heart’s desires.

  3. Jeffrey Sumber

    Good for you, Leah! May it be one success after another.

  4. Aschatria Xyana

    I hope you will be happy with your writing.
    I always consider building websites is better, more interesting and better paid job.
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  5. Denise Wolf

    Congratulations on your new adventure! That is so amazing and inspiring to trust that your passion will support you in all of the ways you need for it to.
    For those of us who have joined you in pulling the Fools card, we look forward to hearing more about the projects that come you way and sharing in the adventure of the unknown.

  6. Nova Wightman

    How exciting and inspiring!! Congratulations, Leah, can’t wait to hear about your future adventures!

  7. Donna

    Living your dream! So inspired, motivated, and captivated by the ides! Congratulations! I’m pulling for you and will be here to support you all the way!

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