More than ten years ago now, I created by best-selling (EVER) course, MUSE, and it was a complete triumph of joy and inspiration that had those who took it truly willing to admit that perhaps they weren’t living as fully as they could be: that deep inside them there was another version of themselves tucked away that they so desperately wanted to invite back into their lives.
I created it because I wanted those women I worked with to give themselves permission to live out loud, to step in the role of them at their most sovereign, and to help them to see that life could be much, muchier, if they would only allow themselves to do more than just dream of what might be.
I did it for them. I did it for me, and now in this scrumptiously updated version of the original program (you would be amazed at what has changed in the past ten years!!), I am doing it again for YOU.
Because life is different now. In many ways it is much harder and if we aren’t careful we could so very easily become swamped by it and allow the very essence of ourselves to go draining down the plug-hole like so much used bath water…
And ugh! I don’t want to be bath water. And neither DO YOU!
So welcome to MUSE – RE-VISITED!
You see I don’t want to be ordinary. either I don’t want be just another Mum. Just another blogger.
I want to be the bestest, most fabulous version of me that I am capable of being. She who knows who she is and wears no disguise. She who dreams big dreams and takes baby-steps towards a more spectacular way of life daily. She who lives her dream in every aspect of her being. Even when life feel bonkers. Or even a little hellish.
I don’t want to be ordinary. I want to be my own work of art. I want to meet my inner muse, and dance the polka through rooms that thrill both of us: to feed her imagination with literature and art, design and poetry, to find out what makes her laugh till she cries. To see how she looks with tears trickling down her cheeks.
I want to know if my muse wears vintage fur or saucy underwear. If she feels at her most beautiful in painters overalls or a fifties frock. If she prefers a golden tan or the alabaster porcelain skin that is naturally hers. I want to offer her a bedroom that thrills her heart. To pile upon her bedside, books that awaken something deep inside her, and to decorate her dressing table with trinkets and lovelies that tell me her story. I want to listen carefully as she whispers her truths and gets brave enough to live them…
Yes. I want to get to know my inner muse and through her I want to get to know myself, so I can BE myself: truly, madly, deeply ME.
There are women on this planet who manage it you know: women in our sphere who are nothing but themselves, day in, day out.
Hell I could name twenty women on Instagram who inspire me daily with their total, complete and absolute commitment to their own authenticity. Women who, from their head to their toes aren’t pretending. Women who are the walking embodiment of their chosen aesthetic.
Think Dita Von Teese and Martha Stewart, Audrey Tatou and Helena Bonham Carter. We don’t have to respect their style to know that each and every one of these woman is in touch with her inner muse and channels her daily.
And yes Dita’s muse is ever so slightly more flamboyant than Martha’s but in each woman we find commitment to who they are.
But tell me this? How are we going to get brave enough to channel our own muse? What if she turns out to be a little bonkers? What if we alienate our friends and children and easily appalled Aunties and little dogs with who we want to be?
What then I ask you? What then??
To that I say only this: we will never know until we meet her. Until we court her and huddle in libraries and vintage dress shops with her. Until we say phooey to being ordinary and embrace the possibility that our very own brand of eccentricity might just be a good thing.
Knowing ourselves inside out is key to a fabulous life.
Everything from what level of dirt and dust makes us feel twitchy, to how our hormones dictate the way we look at any given time in the month. There are forces inside us, you see to which we are beholden and our inner muse is already working with them!
Already able to tell us why resistance is futile when it comes to lilac tea-cups and why it is utterly pointless embracing a new housekeeping regime in the third week of the month, cos it just ain’t gonna wash with the part of us that wants to snuggle under blankies for those seven days.
We have to get to know ourselves.
To find our tribe and identify our very own vintage muse. To immerse ourselves in the kind of culture that floats our happy little boats and reject all that feels uncomfortable or worse, fake about the lives that we are currently leading, We have to get crazy comfortable with who we are, or else my Sweets, this is it, this is all there is: a life unfulfilled. A life where we never really gave ourselves opportunity to be who we truly wanted to be…
I can do this. We can do this. We can find our inner muse’s and we can take them ballroom dancing. So wanna come along for the ride? Off course you do! You want to feel alive don’t you..?
And so my gorgeous ones, welcome to MUSE.
A journey to a meeting with your inner muse, taking in Anais Nin, The Wizard of Oz and Anne of Green Gables along the way!
I’m soooo excited, and I truly hope you are too…
Want the DEETS??
Ok, so Muse starts on the 1st of January 2022 and each of the twelve units and workbooks and resources and community and LOVE will go out on the 1st of the month thereafter, but when you sign up today you will be taken straight inside the beginning of the course to collect your first WORKBOOK and read my instructions for all the lovely little things you need to do, for yourself, before we get started….
Ready to Sign Up?
If you join during my Black Friday sale (from today!) you can get 20% off the usual price of $79.00 – reducing it to $63.00 and find yourself with something THAT IS JUST ABOUT YOU to think about during the quieter moments of the festive season…
You can sign up to become a member of HOMESCHOOL and get ALL my courses, everything in my ETSY store and so much more included with MUSE! (What’s not to like about that??).
Ok, for BLACK FRIDAY WEEK ONLY, I am extending access to my opening offer, as well as including my annual LIFETIME OFFER (which means you will never pay me another penny for anything inside HOMESCHOOL for as long as it exists and you will be able to start planning Christmas with access to my gorgeous Christmas Planner!
HomeSchool monthly membership is currently $14.00 (rising to $29.00 next week!) – and when you choose a monthly subscription today you will lock that $14.00 monthly charge in for the life of your membership, meaning that your price will NEVER rise!
HomeSchool ANNUAL membership is currently $139.00 – thats TWO MONTHS FREE (rising to $299.00 next week!) – and when you choose an annual subscription today you will lock that $139.00 monthly charge in for the life of your membership, meaning that the price you pay will not go up from one year to the next.
GET LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP!
Once a year I offer LIFETIME membership: a one off payment with NO SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED, giving you access both to EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER CREATED, and EVERTHING I EVER CREATE WITHIN HOMESCHOOL in the future. This year the LIFETIME price is set at what will be the annual price next week – meaning that you will pay just $299.00 today and never pay another penny! It’s a no-brainer isn’t it??
OOOH and there’s 20% off ALL my Printables over in my ETSY Store until tomorrow if you want to grab a deal on my Christmas goodies!
Just hop over to ETSY, pop what you want into your basket and the discount will be automatically applied.
I’m not sure you could give yourself a better gift than that of authenticity could you?
Happy Thanksgiving Housekeepers, and a personal thank-you as always for your support here at BrocanteHome.