Inspired by the Inspiring

I am back from Washington, D.C. and am so excited to share with you every little minute of the 3 days I was there. Alas, I know you don’t have that kind of time, so for the next several days I’ll share a little bit at a time.

As I mentioned before, Google so generously honored me with the opportunity to represent the state of Indiana as an Ambassador of “Get Your Business Online.” If you’d like to see what all that entails, click HERE. So, in Washington D.C., I was able to meet with 42 other Ambassadors around the country. It was so inspiring to meet people from all different backgrounds, all types of businesses, and to hear their story of how they are changing their lives, simply by following their dream and making it happen.

One of the things I love about the internet, is that NO ONE can tell you no!! How many people have tried to find a new job in this economic slump, and been told:

No … we don’t have any openings
No … you aren’t qualified enough
No … you are competing against 500 other people, and you’re just not what we’re looking for.
No, No, No!!

However, if you do have a dream, you can make it happen on the internet. I hope you take the time to read some of the stories of the people I met. I promise, you will come away inspired!! If you type in http://www.gybo.com/%5Binsert the state of your choice], you’ll read some really inspiring stories.

So … as always, I had to come up with a free printable for you to share the inspiration that is bursting in me! The background is a Victorian postcard. I have embellished it, cleaned it up, and created a printable that I hope you enjoy and that it inspires YOU to follow your dreams!!

**As always, this is for personal use only. You may click on the picture and then right-click to save to your computer. You may print it out for personal use, use as a desktop wallpaper, but you may not mass-produce. Please do, however, feel free to share my site with others so that they may get their own copy. Also, if you go to my Zazzle store (www.zazzle.com/lorrainesoolala*), you will find a whole slew of products that I designed using this graphic. You’ll find it is part of my “Define Your Life” series.

As always, mes amies … have a wonderful week and I’ll keep you updated, a little at a time, about my wonderful trip! Now go out, and inspire others!!

Bisou Bisou,

Lorraine

And … We’re Back!!

Well, mes amies … it has been absolutely too long. I have missed you dearly, and am so grateful to be able to get back in the saddle and blog again. I have so much news to share, but will do so over the next few days. One thing I know is that none of us have a lot of time, what with life being so fast-paced. So, sit back, put your feet up for a few seconds, and I’ll share some juicy news.

First of all, I hope your winter has not been too harsh for you. I’ve thought of many of you who went through the blizzard out east and hope you are well.

Secondly, I have to tell you that there are many changes coming for the life, tone, and feel of my blog. I’m so excited about this year and the direction I will be taking. Thank you, again, for taking this ride with me.

But, before I forget … I need to share my Valentine with you. It’s a Valentine I created using some of the Graphics Fairy’s images. I hope that you enjoy it and that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Even if you may not have a “Mr. Darcy” in your life … I hope you’ll take the time to think of all of those who are important in your life and who you love. I love Valentine’s Day. I have my Mr. Darcy, so that makes it special … but I also have a lot of other people who are special in my life and I love to think of them and what a joy they are to me as well.

So, without further ado … please accept my Valentine. You may click on it, right-click, and save to your computer for personal use only. Of course, please feel free to send anyone to my blog to get their own Valentine!!

And now … I’m off to Washington D.C. I have had the honor of being selected as Google’s GYBO (Get Your Business Online) Ambassador for the state of Indiana. And so all 50 state representatives were invited to attend a summit in Washington D.C. I promise, I’ll take pictures, and I’ll update you as soon as I get back about all of the details!!

Wish me luck!!

Bonjour Mes Amies … it’s so good to be back!

Lorraine

(Bisou Bisou)