The day after | reSTARt with Jasmine Star | CreativeLive

It’s later in the morning than I would have liked to get this out…honestly, I barely slept last night I had so many thoughts going through my head! (Oh, and I’m staying with my good friends here in Seattle whose baby wasn’t feeling well last night, so that may have been part of it too!)

The thoughts were swimming, swirling….just out of reach, as they sometimes do in the middle of the night. After spending the day at Creative Live in Seattle for their new series with Jasmine Star called “ReSTARt”, I was in a bit of shell-shock, I think.

Why though? What was it that made yesterday such an experience? I’m asking this and well, it was more than the thrill of watching the entire production that is Creative Live. It was more than seeing Jasmine do her thing, in person. It was more than the information she was teaching… more than any of that…there was a pervasive energy in the room. The three attendees who put themselves out there, in front of everyone had it. Each and every one of the 30 audience members had it. The Creative Live crew even had it! What was it? Why did everyone feel this same way? Well, for one, Jasmine is a presence. As I said, yesterday, she is a fire that lights other fires! You just want to be better, a better person, a better photographer, a better dresser (she has style beyond style)!

But beyond that, I think we all realize that we are in the midst of something different. Because of online education sites, like Creative Live, we now have the ability to disseminate information quickly and widely to a myriad of people around the world! It’s more than that though. We’ve realized that, yes, online education is the future. Teachers, like Jasmine, can speak to us and teach us, and propel us to be better, but more than that, through avenues like Facebook, we can now continue the teaching, the conversations, the ENERGY beyond the workshop.

I believe this is where we take it to the next level. We take the communities that we build around something like reSTARt and help each other to really make the change happen. I know I come away from workshops like this feeling like I can TACKLE the world!!! I’m ready to do the work, to make the changes, to be BETTER, but soon after, most of the fire has died out. This is just human nature. So now, with our ability to reach out so easily through FB groups, and Skype, and on and on, we can push each other, daily, if we want, to make the small changes in our life that eventually create the BIG changes that lead us where we want to go.

I think we all are looking for communities that will push us to be the person we strive to be. For me, reSTARt, is a community now. It is a group of people that, if we make it, can be a HUGE accountability group that pushes us to greater heights.

Whether it’s reSTARt, or another online workshop, or another type of community, I believe we can leverage the ways we are learning and meeting each other to really help others. I don’t want to take this amazing technology and time in history for granted. It truly is amazing! If you are looking for community, or even just one person to keep you accountable to the changes you’re looking to make in your life, please know, I am here. Send me an email (, or let’s set up a time to Skype!

Here’s a look at yesterday’s fun:

 The Set

(Lovely faces of lovely ladies I met yesterday, from left: Stephanie, Amber and Jennifer!)

(Mugging for the in-studio audience cam)

(JD on set as the day wrapped)

(Jasmine telling scary ghost stories 😉 )

(CreativeLive make-it-happener, Nikko, and producer extraordinaire, Celeste!)

(Kenna giving Jasmine a round of applause)

(Celeste keeping us in check)

(Long-time internet friend, now real friend, Hannah and I!)

(Jasmine and Stephanie keeping it real!)





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