you been spending your life working
really hard to be successful in your career only to wake
up years later wondering "What the hell happened
to my life? Why am I not having more fun?"
have so many dreams of what you want
for your life. Dreams of finding that partner, building a
family, having a career you love, creating a life of purpose,
and traveling the world. And you want to have fun
at the same time.
want to wake up laughing. You imagine
being surrounded by people you love and want joy to fill your
life. You envision spending your time doing activities that
fulfill you, that bring out all of the best parts of you.
wish you could spend your days having an impact on the world
around you. You want your life to have purpose.
You desire to share your unique and special gifts with the
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Through Sand: Learning to Dissipate the Struggle - (June
been a couple of weeks since my last post. What’s been
going on? Besides working and having fun with friends, I’ve
really been struggling. It feels like I’m walking through
ankle deep sand.
taking an online class (The
Right Brain Business Plan) that I’ve really been
looking forward to. While I’ve really enjoyed the experience
and the work I’ve done with it so far, I find myself
behind on the assignments, feeling them weigh me down with
the new assignments piling on top of the old ones. I want
to have fun with it, finally create a business plan that is
meaningful to me and helps propel me forward, yet I can’t
seem to fully focus on the assignments and get them done.
But this isn’t just about the class. I am struggling
to research and prepare for my upcoming and very exciting
trip to Europe in a month. I haven’t gone to any networking
events (which I actually normally enjoy). Plus forget about
cleaning, going to the gym, or finally filing my taxes. (Yes,
I filed for an extension for the first time ever).
than all of those things, I’ve been finding myself sitting
here on my butt, ... (Read
the Gremlin: Breaking Negative Patterns - (April
you up for a new sporting activity? You should try body surfing
on your dishwasher door! I did. Okay, I really don’t
recommend it. And obviously I didn’t do it on purpose.
I tripped over it, landed on it, and actually had to roll
myself off. I’m sure it was quite a spectacle if anyone
besides my cats were there to see it. Frankly, I still laugh
about it whenever I tell anyone. Unfortunately, I hurt my
right hand and it hasn’t recovered yet.
the last two weeks I’ve gone through different phases,
from being in excruciating pain to being really impressed
with how much I could do with my left hand. This second week
has been more challenging on my spirit. (Read
Friend or Foe - (April
many years, I fought against creating habits in my life –
unless having fun counts as a habit. I wanted to maximize
my fun time outside of work. I resisted creating a set schedule
for the non-fun activities of my life. In fact, the thought
of living purposely by a schedule makes me cringe. Perhaps
that stems from my intense dread of my former job as a project
manager. Or perhaps that’s because the thought of spending
a whole day cleaning every weekend like my mom did makes me
want to run away screaming “No!”.
few weeks ago I decided I wanted to make some changes. I wanted
to work out and get healthier. I wanted to have a more peaceful
environment in my house. I kept saying I wanted to do these
things, but I never actually did anything about them.
working with my coach on this, I came up with the shocking
idea of tackling this by creating habits, rules to live by.
How is this possible? (Read
an Anniversary: Impacting the World Around Us - (March
marked the 6 month anniversary of the passing of one of my
good friends. She battled pancreatic cancer for close to 10
months, showing her extraordinary thoughtfulness, love, and
keen wit even up through the last painful months and days.
found myself amazed and inspired by how she so easily set
aside her pain and difficulties to talk to about what was
going on with each person, to ask about the comparatively
trivial things going on in our lives. To top this off, she
would even make us laugh. She kept her generous spirit and
her humor even amongst the most trying times. (Read
Unfiltered: Letting Go of the Rules - (March
talking with my coach today, I found that I was creating all
kinds of road blocks for myself. I hadn’t realized that
even with my coach and myself I had been filtering so many
things. Today was different. My cold gave me the gift of completely
having my filter down. By removing this filter, the conversation
was way more enlightening than usual.
of the places I have been filtering and putting up road blocks
has been with writing these blogs. I have had all of these
preconditions and rules about what I will write about. (Read
Your Rhythm: Relax and Trust Your Intuition - (February
never really drummed much before, I went to my first West African
drumming class last night. I was really excited to be trying
out something new, something musical and physical at the same
the beginning, some of the drum beats came fairly easily. For
others, I really struggled - particularly when the group was
split up and doing different rhythms at the same time. I got
lost. I couldn't follow. I couldn't find the beat. And I felt
paralyzed, afraid to "do it wrong".
the instructor pointed out, I was thinking too much.
Through Life - (February
you speeding down the highway of your life? Are you constantly
moving, doing, and getting things done? Do you long to slow
down, get out of the speeding car, take a break, and just
breathe - but you have no idea when you'll be able to do that?
you have gone for a while without listening to and honoring
your body telling you to slow down, relax, take a break, take
time for yourself, your body often forces you to do just that.
You get sick. You crash.
is a better way. (Read
With The Old, In With The New - (January
weekend I shed my old washing machine and TV. They were over
15 years old, in fact. Since they stopped working, I got very
nice new replacements. This got me thinking. What other things
or habits have I had for a long time that are no longer working
for me? (Read
5 Things I Learned This Year - (December
this year comes to a close, I wanted to take the time to reflect,
paying special attention to the things I learned this year.
Here are the list of the top 5 things I have learned this
Having a motto for life really helps.
year I adopted the following motto for my life: "Why
not? What have you got to lose?" which really translates
into "Live your life with no regrets". Very often
throughout the year I would repeat these sayings to myself,
running the current situation through them, particularly when
I felt nervous or hesitant about doing something. Doing this
really helped me push myself to do the things I wanted to
do, to be the person I wanted to be. (Read
Creations: In Art and in Life - (December
went to the Gallery MacEgan the other day to check out the
artwork at the winter show. I got my own private tour by the
nice, friendly, and artistic owner, Greg MacEgan. He introduced
me to each piece, mentioning the artist who created them.
Each person has their own perspective, own style in their
art, just like in life. Some are vibrant, some subdued, some
realistic, some abstract, some thought provoking. All are
unique and beautiful in their own way. (Read
In The Woods - (November
The other day it was absolutely beautiful outside so I decided
to go for a walk in the woods. I wanted to connect with nature,
enjoy the weather, and feed my soul with the outdoor air.
When I got to the park, I started on my journey. I was walking
along the path, seeing the trees, many leaves on the ground,
and the stones along the path I needed to traverse. But mostly
I was in my head, thinking about whatever in life was surfacing
at the moment.
I stopped to take a sip of water. (Read