For a long time, I battled a nagging negativity that I may have left my run too late. A common voice would come to me saying, ‘you should have followed your dreams sooner!’

The if only and the what-ifs, they came calling too.

I don’t think I’m alone.

I speak to many who say ‘ I could have, I should have, I would have, but….I didn’t.’ It’s ok, I know that road too.

However, wisdom also came calling, many times – encouraging me.

‘Be brave’, she said, you can do this. Sometimes I listened and gathered up my sorry self and with grand efforts, I would lung forward in a sapping sprint that had me expecting immediate gratification, only to be exhausted and disappointed.

It’s an awful cycle that can have one believing that you’re never going to fulfil what’s in your heart or worse still, that you’ve just been created for less than you once believed.


Thankfully, I didn’t buy into the lie and those days are now few and far between. My small business is growing and momentum is gathering. Everyday I’m gaining confidence in who I am, far less influenced by those negative voices. I know I have a part to play in the creative space.

It all came about through some intentional effort on my part and a lot of trusting God too. My dream has finally become a reality. I’m definitely not too old and neither are you. (or I might add, too young)


  • Silencing the Inner Critic (Learning to listen to wisdom)
  • Planning (Plan your week, better still plan your days)
  • Focus : One Thing (Not having all your drawers open at once)
  • Slowing Down (I know, that sounds counter productive to building but it’s about doing the right thing, not everything)
  • Working Hard (I know, that sounds contradictory to slowing down – I’ll explain later)
  • Upskilling – Understanding SEO and some basic Techy Stuff
  • Consistency – my new moto is “GROW SLOW-SAY NO”

I’m looking forward to sharing more about these life-changing habits in my up and coming blogs. Subscribe below and I’ll notify you when the next blog is up.

For today, I encourage you to just get started. Take your little seed dream, plant it and watch it grow.

Be brave my friend.

I’d love to hear all about it.

Author: cottagedreams creative

I'd describe myself as an eclectic creative. I dabble in all sorts of creative ventures and have started learning more about living and eco focussed life. I dream of a little cottage in the country where I can create, have chickens, and live a more sustainable lifestyle. I love new adventures and travel whenever possible, mostly with my man. I love music and have written songs for years. I sing them now and then to myself and others. I love writing, journals always and the memoir I'm working on. Most importantly I want to love my family well and live a faith focussed life, sharing stories of hope with whoever may need encouragement. That's me I guess.

2 thoughts on “IT’S NOT TOO LATE”

  1. Lovely lady! Well done on your First video. I feel absolutely lazy watching you! Keep up the good work. Mike has been meaning to call you guys but always thinks of it at the wrong time….you would be asleep… hope all is well, love etc



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