My name is JJ Carolan, and I was a ghost girl. Once upon a time, I was a pianist, writer, and photographer. I believe I once said “I don’t write because I want to, I write because I’d die if I didn’t”.
Well, time and practicality lead me, like many of us, to choose the safer path. Rather than pursue my passions in the arts, I picked a “safe” career path, telling myself I’d pursue my art on the side.
12 years later, I found myself not only divorced from my art, but from the very essential and powerful part of myself, the part that, in the immortal words of The Boss, were gifted when I was “Born with the power of a locomotive”
I wasn’t living my life – I was haunting it. I wasn’t showing up in my job, my coaching practice, my marriage, or even my parenting. And I wasn’t making any art. Camera was collecting dust, and in the past 5 years, I had finished only one journal.
Pulling all my coaching skills and my mindfulness practice, I surrendered to the dark, mysterious, relentless and frankly, depressing process of reigniting my inner rebel – the one that sought danger, stimulation, engagement, and all the luscious, sexy fruits of creativity and art. I went from being a ghost girl to become solid and powerful once again.
Life is in you - resurrection is in you - even in the life you're living right now.