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  • Do you love your job? - Do what you love and love what you do. March 2010 Newsletter

    Dear eGoddess Community,

    I love my job! It’s crazy, but I adore it more than breakfast in bed. And that’s saying a lot! GoddessLife headquarters is an unconventional workplace that I created by doing what I love to do: dancing, dressing up and empowering women to discover their own path. I found my purpose in life, but it wasn’t always this way.

    Today I was reminded of the zany and unbelievable events that led to me to the creation of my company. This morning began with squeals of delight as I entered my office to find it revamped into a showgirl’s dream. I hired a designer to add some simple shelves while I was away for a week teaching a workshop. I returned to find she painted the shelves with opalescent paint and covered the sides with rhinestones. She draped fabric from the ceiling and removed all filing cabinets. All files, documents and books were placed on the gorgeous shelves. I couldn’t help but rediscover all my diaries that had been tucked out of sight for years, like the journals I kept when I lived at the infamous Chelsea Hotel in NYC. I pulled them off the shelf and began to read. I was brought back to the time in my life when I was lost and looking for direction. The following paragraph is the paragraph I wrote in my diary the night I discovered my career path:

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  • The Cairo Chronicles - An American Bellydancer who Moves to Egypt to Pursue her Dream

    Aleya is a phenomenal bellydancer in Cairo. She tells fantastic stories of rubbing rhinestones with famous Egyptian bellydancers and having snake charmers serenading outside her apartment because they think she is a wealthy Saudi. But the most amazing part of her life’s story is that she is an American bellydancer who decided to live her dream and move to the heart of the bellydance world.


    Aleya and I go “way back” as dancers. I had the honor of dancing with her when we were both performing in the restaurants and clubs of Los Angeles.  As a bellydancer, it is one thing to be respected by Middle-Easterners living in the United States, but it is entirely different story to perform in the Middle-East.

    I believe that dreams should not be just dreams. The way I see it is that dreams aren't made for sleeping on. They visit with purpose. And yet, I know how difficult it is to follow our dreams.

    I am so inspired by Aleya pursuing such a bold dream, that I asked her to tell her to write her story and share it with us. Enjoy The Cairo Chronicles and let her motivate you to do what you love and love what you do.

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