No, this isn’t a post about Frank Sinatra.


I’m talking about starting a new business.  My own business.  It’s been an adventure filled with enormous life changes.  I’m creating a roller coaster of emotions and activities.  I actually resigned from my paying job to create my own company.  It’s not as secure but it is more creative.  I started it because I wanted to live from my heart.


Do!  A business plan.


Be!  Still.


Do!  Social media and SEO activities.


Be!  A wife and mother.


Do!  Create your product with specific consumers in mind.


Cliff swallows build nests, fly, eat, hatch babies.  Simple, right?  But, living in the wild can be unpredictable and dangerous.  Swallows are adept aerialists who dart and fly with their mouths open to catch insects.  I feel like a swallow, flying around trying to catch bits and pieces of information to put it all together in some kind of a plan.  It feels a little dangerous.  It feels very exciting.


So am I doing or being?


Socrates said, “To do is to be.”


Plato said, “To be is to do.


Hamlet, written by Shakespeare, asked, “To be or not to be.”


I think, “I yam what I yam,” just like Popeye!


I’m putting it all out into the Universe to see what happens.  Taking a risk to do what I love seems worth it.  As I am moving through the process things seem to fall into place, people who can help me present themselves, ideas pop into my head.  When things are flowing easily I feel like I could burst from the energy surging through my body.  It’s all new.


I like to start things, to organize and to connect people.  I am still a social worker at heart.  I am also a writer, a photographer, a blogger.  I do.  Sometimes I just be.  It’s all good.


It’s all right.



  1. Shannon Vonarx on September 23, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Wonderful Post! So excited fro you! xoxoxo

    • Loran Hills on September 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

      Thanks, Shannon! I’m high on all the Love!

  2. Denise Hughes on September 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    So this is what you’ve been do-be-do-be-doing! Cool!

    • Loran Hills on September 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      Yup, I be doing it!

  3. Martina Falk-Haffner on September 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations! What a wonderful new creation this site is! You are amazing!

  4. Heather Campbell on September 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    This looks great. It’s quite a leap for you to take. I’ll look forward to following along your journey and hearing more about it!

  5. Allurynn on September 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Love it! Congrats again on your new venture Loran!!!

  6. Marla @ Your Full Plate on September 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    How awesome! Thanks a million for the invigorating dose of inspiration today – you got me all excited to do be do be do too!!!

  7. Margie Turner on September 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Keep up that burst of energy you are feeling….I like to call it passion and a never ending feeling of doing and creating the things in life that fuel that passion. Once you have that energy and follow it each day, it will never leave you!

  8. Kathryn Mensah on September 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I am so very proud and inspired by you and your new venture! Stay connected to Source and remember who you are….talented, gifted, spiritual, articulate, successful, inspiring, loving (and loved) and wise beyond the worlds! You cannot fail! We are all out here rooting for you! Gooooooo, Loran! Wooo hooo! 🙂

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