Operation Dreamspace: Getting on the Same Page with My Partner

After an open conversation with my partner, Operation Dreamspace has been amended, and I can’t believe I didn’t go with this version in the first place! It’s funny how trying to see things from the point of view of another can open up a whole new world!

In a nutshell, he told me he wants to travel more and see the world, but also loved it here in New Zealand, and close to family and friends… so that got me thinking… what if…

What if instead of setting up a large yoga/music/design studio which accommodated many people… I set up a home small yoga/music/design studio for myself at home, rented a dance/yoga studio by the hour to teach from, spending the rest of my day creating wearable art and music at my home studio as originally planned… BUT I would only do this over the gorgeous New Zealand summer?

The remainder of the year could be spent somewhere else warmer in the world…

…learning from more experienced yoga teachers…

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…immersing myself in different cultures…

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…and taking home A LOT of new inspiration to feed from, and new yoga tips to teach over the next New Zealand summer?!

I mean is that an artists’ dream or WHAT?!

If you’re going to bother dreaming at all…. why wouldn’t you want to dream BIG?

What are you dreaming about?

 

Laveena

 

Operation Dreamspace: Windowshopping for the Perfect Space

So let’s say I could drop everything right now and go live the dream in my dream studio, and in the dream location (unlikely), but if I could, where would that be? What EXACTLY would it look like?

I have been windowshopping…

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It does look like a wide open space, and love the fact that there is a photography area all set up! Pity about the dead animals everywhere… ALSO, I’m not crazy about it being right in the central city, how can I romanticize about having the warm, fresh by peaceful air flowing in through the french doors, if it’s right on K’ Road?? Although there is the sweet little benefit of being able to hit Revell cafe for vegan pancakes whenever I want…

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Honestly this was the only studio that peaked my interest was available to rent fulltime, not by the hour, IN THE WORLD. So that’s it… the list ends at 1.

So hey, what’s not available?! There was a real theme going with the studios that I did like the look of… notice a theme? 😉 fresh air and sunlight ahhhhhh. Just add on some extra space for a workroom and a recording studio and we’re in business!

Funnily enough my favourite of these is the last one, next door to what looks like a house, and overlooking greenery for miles. OH YES. Looks like that answers a few of my questions around where I should look, and whether I should rent… this is a custom dream which requires a custom solution.

I love little exercises like this! What would your dreamspace look like?

 

Laveena

 

What’s on your bucket list?

I feel like this is a really powerful question to ask yourself.

What task would you have to achieve, hill you would have to climb, etc. Before you could be completely satisfied and ready to kick that bucket for good?

A friend asked this recently, and it got me thinking… As a quick answer, I rattled off:

1. Showing at the World of Wearable Arts Festival

2. Hold my own dream fashion show

3. Visit every country

4. Cuddle a sloth

5. Learn from some of the top yogi’s in India

6. Meditate with monks

7. Start a foundation which empowers the unempowered

I’m 100% sure there are other things to add to this list, and that I’d never actually be satisfied anyway hahaha, but it’s a good thought exercise.

What is on your bucket list?

Stay curious

Laveena

The Artist’s Dilemma: Bills vs Passion

As I follow my heart to what is undoubtedly a more and more creative calling, a realm of possibility seems to grow exponentially with each step.

The ideas and opportunities really are endless. For the first time in my life I feel like I am only limited by my own imagination and drive (although some of this is possibly also due to my efforts to learn from as much as possible from as many successful people as possible, including their mindset).

Regardless of the why, it is both overwhelming and INCREDIBLY EXCITING! The anticipation is killing me! I am like a pot boiling on high on the stove (almost) unchecked.

I say almost because a girl’s still gotta pay her bills… And unless said girl is particularly good at her chosen practice, it is unlikely she will be able to pay her bills with any profits from it, and need to take time away from their passion to make some moolah. Being the ‘late bloomer’ that I am, I find myself in the unlikely category…. The frustration is soo real but soo common! I get it, there are soo many of us in this boat, creative and otherwise.

Gary Vee says the key to success is patience and hard work. Let’s hope so! Cause I’m all in!

Can you relate? How do you deal with it?

Stay hungry 🖤

Laveena