Colleen Toye Mandeville, Louisiana, USA
In chapter 11, Mr. Hill is talks about the men with highly developed sex natures getting the greatest achievements towards, literature, art, industry, architecture, and the professions, having learned the art of sex transmutation. Well, I am here to tell you that as a woman, I am having amazing achievements in my art and I too, believe it is because I have learned the art of sex transmutation.
Now, I have not done this alone. Just as the man has been motivated by the influence of a woman, I must give my husband Wayne, of 42 years, a lot of credit, for supporting my endeavors, listening to my ideas and sometimes my woes.
Although Wayne is a cautious green and I sometimes have had to tell him that I'm not looking for advice, just his ear, he has never once, told me anything negative about my crazy ideas.
Recently, I decided that I needed to reach out of my comfort zone and start painting on canvas. He not only supported me, but gave me money for my birthday to buy a beautiful easel, paints and helped me make a space in our garage for a studio. Although, he cannot see my paintings because of his blindness, he gives me encouragement and tells me he's sure that they are beautiful.
Because of his love, emotional understanding and physical closeness that we have, I do believe that my creativeness has a lot to do with him.
Thank you, Wayne Toye, for being my friend, lover and soulmate for life.
Thank all of you in Mentoring for Free for helping me grow in my thoughts and actions, both personally and professionally.