This page has moved to my official website, LisaFlemingLIVE.com!
My name is Lisa Fleming, and I am about to embark on the biggest journey of my life, my life’s dream. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write, travel, and be in love. There were always reasons not to go, “fears” as I call them. As most adults can say, I’ve been through a lot in my life, with Systemic Lupus as an 11 year old child, to divorce at age 30, and all the residual effects of both in between. In 2008 I moved out of my marriage and into my grandparents’ home to gather myself. Since then I started practicing yoga, bought my first studio, OneTree Yoga in Euclid, Ohio, moved, opened a second yoga studio, Awaken Yoga in Mentor, Ohio with my friend, quit my full time job, and moved again.
I have much appreciation for every step of my journey, realizing that it has brought me here, however, with as much as I’ve grown, I am still missing a piece of me. I need to write, I need to travel, and I absolutely need to love.
For the past year, I’ve been mourning the loss of my dream. I tried making peace with letting it go, but that didn’t work. The more I tried to make peace with realizing my dream wasn’t possible, the more depressed I became. That’s when I realized that I couldn’t allow myself to be on my deathbed one day regretting the choice I made to live in fear. So, I’ve decided to dive in head first, and hit the road. I am selling everything I own, including my beloved yoga studios. I also need to find a loving home for my sibling cats, Moksha and Mukti, whose Sanskrit names mean freedom and liberation.
This blog will document every step of the way, from the excitement and joy to the reality of change. I know there will be a flood of emotions as I pack up and sell my things, find my cats a new loving home, and leave my family and friends. I also know there will be so many interesting people to meet, and sites to see, and I am looking forward to every emotional experience I’m about to encounter. My hope is that I will use my free time and travel experiences as inspiration for my writing.
It is because of the love and support I receive from friends and family that I have the courage and ability to go forward. I am, and always will be, forever grateful to all of the people in my life. Thank you for following along with me, keeping me company and offering your support.
Now let’s stop wasting time, it’s time to LIVE.
Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.