Follow Your Intuition or Get Bitch Slapped

I was thinking about what to write my blog about this week when I decided to take a moment to be silent. I took a moment to listen to my intuition and it said to write about intuition.  My intuition told me to write about intuition. It’s so self-centered always wanting to talk about itself. Haha!

I am going to share with you two stories. One where I followed my intuition and one where I didn’t.

Story One: I Tried to Catch the Flu

I went to college and majored in dance. I loved to dance and I spent a lot of time auditioning for companies and shows. My heart and soul wanted to perform. I was doing pretty well, but I didn’t have health insurance and I never knew exactly how I was going to pay my rent. I got the opportunity to teach dance at a public school. My intuition was screaming, “Nooooooooooooooooo!” My parents, friends and family were screaming, “Yeeeeeeeesssssssss! Everyone kept telling me how lucky I was and what a great opportunity it was. I was offered a salaried job with really great health benefits. I heard a million reasons from other people as to why I “should” take this job…so I did totally ignoring my intuition.

I was grateful to have a job and on paper it seemed awesome. In reality I had 35 kids in a tiny room trying to teach them to dance. If one of the kids in my class seemed really sick, I would get close to them so I would get sick too. When I was driving there I would fantasize getting into a car accident so i wouldn’t have to go. One day I hurt my back really bad and the doctor said I couldn’t go to work and I actually yelled, “Woohoo” in his office. I was excited about being hurt because I wouldn’t have to go to work. Those were signs from my intuition. My intuition was like, “Lady…you better start listening to me!” Those voices couldn’t be silenced and they were getting louder and louder.

I wish I could tell you I quit that job on my own, but I didn’t. I was going to, but then they eliminated my position which was such a blessing. I thought, “Heck yeah Universe! Thank you!” I received unemployment for a year and during that year I really found myself and started on a journey where I listened to my intuition most of the time.

Story Two: My Intuition Knew What My Domain Name Should Be

I have owned a lot of domain names. Yummyday.com, taraleighweathers.com, rockoutwithyoursoulout.com, taraleighlove.com, hothealthylove.com and others that I can’t remember. I have always wanted my domain name to be taraleighlovesyou.com for years and I would always listen to other people instead of my intuition. They would tell me  I should have a domain name that is shorter, taraleighlovesyou is cheesy or no one will remember that domain name so at the last minute I would chicken out and change it to something else. With the other domain names I never felt proud of my name. It felt like a dress that is really cute on the hanger, but when I put it on it just didn’t fit right. I really don’t like it when my clothes don’t fit right so eventually I had to listen. The day I purchased taraleighlovesyou.com is the day my business changed. It became so authentic. Everything else fell into place. My peeps came to me because the people I want to work with love that taraleighlovesyou is my domain name. Maybe they think it’s cheesy…but they love cheesy! If you don’t like cheesy things then you probably don’t like me either. I am the queen of the cheese.

Do you have a story when you followed your intuition?  Do you have a story when you didn’t? Share your stories by writing a comment below.

xoxo,

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You Are Invited to My Phishy Garden Joy Party

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This morning my friend Cora told me that she was having a conversation with God/the Universe and asked him what to do.  She was feeling very low on energy and he simply said.  You need to have more fun and hang out with your friends.  He also said that she needed to talk to me.  I also have conversations with God/the Universe in the morning and this morning I asked him how I could help people to have more fun in their lives and he simply said, “Dance with them.”  I immediately asked him to dance with me and we had a lot of fun dancing to Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” while I made my bed.

After I got dressed and went downstairs I felt called to make a video for you all.  I knew I wanted to dance with you to “Garden Party” from Phish NYE at Madison Square Garden.  Watch the video to find out why I picked that song.  So…if you want to have some fun today, dance with me 🙂  I would be honored <3

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xoxo,

Taraleigh

 

Let’s Rock Our Wrinkles

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Last night when I was watching the 12/12/12 Concert I noticed a lot of older people that had absolutely no wrinkles on their faces. At first I thought wow they look really good for their age!

Then I looked closer and  realized it was because they had Botox and or plastic surgery.  I looked in the mirror at my own face and saw wrinkles on my fore head and my smile lines.
I decided  I am going to rock my wrinkles!
They came from many years of smiling and being expressive with my face.
My wrinkles rule and remind me of the amazing experiences I have had good and bad.
All the times that I have smiled, been surprised, saw something new for the first time, cried tears of joy at my wedding when I was reading my vows to Dan, all the performances I’ve had on stages big and small,  when I danced to my favorite bands all over the country and smiled extremely big because I was about to explode with happiness, when I laughed so hard  I cried  and so many more memories.
Why would I want to have that ironed out and erased?
Every one one of those wrinkles make me who I authentically am.
That is why I am choosing to rock my wrinkles!
Who else is down to rock their wrinkles?
xoxo,
Taraleigh
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