Live Your Dreams

Live Your Dreams

What It Is: January is a month for reinvention, as I’ve mentioned a few times here now, and that can often go beyond physical appearance. For 2016, I challenge you to look inside yourself and figure out what you really love doing – it doesn’t mean it’s the thing you want to do with your life, but something that brings your pure joy. For more on this, check out my book review on Big Magic from this holiday season.

In the meantime, may I offer a suggestion? is a cool new (to me anyway) site that offers free and paid (but totally affordable) online classes to train you in a huge range of skills and areas. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of starting a blog like this one or you’ve thought about creating an Etsy shop to sell your family-famous jarred pickles. has classes for that. Or perhaps you want to learn how to write music, use a piece of software, improve your people skills, or draw things. You choose the class, watch an intro video, check out the supplies needed, and move forward at your own pace. You can even sequence them together – take a class on crafting, then move into a class on setting up an onlnie business. is an amazing site that’s filled with possibility to help you reach your creative (and in many cases, business) potential.

Who It’s For: Your spouse, to take their after-work hobby into something potentially greater. Your son or daughter, to hone in on an early talent. Your coworker, as part of a co-challenge to try something different.

What It Costs: Prices vary and are in USD – many classes go on sale for limited periods. I saw everything from $29 up to $149 when clicking around.

Where It’s At: Visit now!

BONUS entry into last week’s Vichy giveaway – tell me in the comments below, which of these awesome classes you would or a loved one be keen to try out?

33 Responses to “Live Your Dreams”
  1. I would pick Photoshop for Beginners for myself, as I always have to get my son to do any photoshopping for me.

  2. Sherry K says:

    I am interested in Etsy 101 – my husband makes the most beautiful bowls.

  3. aclily19 says:

    I am interested in Simple PR: Pitch Yourself

  4. aketch says:

    I’m a painter so I would take one of the painting classes like paper collage or expressive painting.

  5. Joan G. says:

    I’d like to have my granddaughter view the Arts & Design class – she’s shows great interest and talent in art.

  6. Kim K says:

    I like the course Etsy 101

  7. Heather Swanson says:

    Make your dream trip a reality

  8. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d like the Photoshop for beginners.

  9. intensev5 says:

    I would like the The Art of Selling What You Make for my sister-in-law who is selling items she makes

  10. tammy ta says:

    I would be interested in the art of selling class

  11. Aimee says:

    I’d like to learn more about photoshop.

  12. mcmc says:

    the Arts & Design class.

  13. Christine Holliday says:

    Introduction to Calligraphy – there are many others. Love this!

  14. Lindsey says:

    Manage your money for maximum profit

  15. corkrose says:

    i like the photography classes – always wanted to try.

  16. Shannon says:

    I’d try a cake decorating class.

  17. Tamara Attanasio says:

    The photography classes look great.

  18. Surinder says:

    Etsy 101 for my husband, he is so creative

  19. Jessica e says:

    I’d like to try Photoshop for beginners.

  20. AliKira says:

    I would take Introduction to Calligraphy

  21. Rachel C. says:

    I’d be really interested in trying one of the photojournalism classes.

  22. Susanne Craig says:

    I’d like to take a course in Pet Photography.

  23. Lisa S says:

    I’d like to take Build a Successful Creative Blog..

  24. aly3360 says:

    I’ll deffinitely have to poke around that site a little. I’d love to take the Fundamentals of Photography 2016 course. Improving my photography skills is on my to do list for 2016

  25. Alison K says:

    Vichy bonus entry: of the awesome classes listed, I would be keen to try out “Effective E-mail and Newsletter Marketing”. Going to bookmark this website for future reference! Thanks

  26. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d try a photography class!

  27. cookie3 says:

    Thrift Store Shopping 101

  28. Lynda Larsen-Baldry says:

    I love all your courses especially in Photography like Photo Restoration in Photoshop thank you

  29. Shelley N says:

    I would like to try out wire work for jewellery

  30. I think the How to Sell on Social Media class would be interesting.

  31. I like Photoshop 101 with Ben Willmore

  32. I would like to try the Introduction to Calligraphy.

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