2017 was a year to remember for this girl! In fact American Airlines sent me a summary of what I traveled with them. Not counting my trip to India (that was delta), I spent a total of 109 hours in the sky, and could have flown around the world 2 times with the number of miles I covered.
As great as the year of the travel was and as interesting as it's been to meet many sweet kind and interesting souls and go to crazy beautiful places I'm beyond happy to slow down in 2018.
Is there a theme for 2018 you ask? Of course there is! Book Writing and Business Building! Maybe not as sexy as the year of the travel but it's exactly what the doctor ordered.
My biggest dreams for 2018 are the following...
1) Impact as many lives for the better as I can through my coaching programs
3) Launch "The Wise Women" podcast in February
4) Write my book "A year of travel"
2) Create a 9 month Life/Leadership/Creativity coaching program for women who want to flourish. Weaving together positive psychology practices, tools from the artists way, and yoga to creative a transformational course.
What's your 2018 theme? What are your biggest dreams for the year ahead? How will you make sure they happen? Haven't figured it out yet? There's room for you to reflect on your 2017 and dream up where you want to go in our "Envisioning your best 2018" workshop on Monday January 15th. It's over half full so be sure to register to join us soon!
Coming home from Yoga on a cold February day this year I’d just pulled into my neighborhood in the middle of the city of Greensboro when a fox crossed my path. I felt certain it was an omen and looked up the meaning of seeing a fox cross your path.
We need to talk about this season, because the hard truth for me and many other people is that it can lead to really emotionally tough times. At least it does for me and this is how I handle that.
This is a reminder that when you’re doing what you’re meant to do doors open, opportunities present themselves if you’re willing to do the needed work to walk through the doors that are opened. I couldn’t have dreamed up a more fitting and complimentary side hustle.
Today honestly is going to be a challenge for me personally. I normally don't spend Thanksgiving with family (even though I love them) often it's easier for me to love them from afar. My family includes arguments, drama, and the grit of life and often when with family I feel like I’m the very worst version of myself.
I feel like God herself showed up with her wings out wide for a magic embrace that whispered a message that it will all be ok.
I’m asking myself if my phone is useful and bringing joy and enrichment or is it disconnecting me? I know when I mindlessly use it, I’m actually disconnecting myself from what’s truly important instead of using it as a tool to connect intentionally with the world around me. I’m actively taking steps to become less reliant on my cell phone.
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I believe sharing this as a female is not only important but also a radical act of protest against the patriarchy. A radical act against a system that’s tried to tell women to toughen up and grow a thicker skin when this is precisely what often makes us really damn tough already.
“It was as if I got a permission slip backed by science to allow myself to be more childlike, to embrace the pretty rock because it actually does have magical healing powers.”
What do you want to know about where I am a year out of leaving the perceived security of the corporate world? If you ask me questions in the comments section below I will answer them in a follow-up post.