INVESTMENT I’m invested in a couple of new business ventures with a few long-time friends. Over the course of December, I hope to figure out my place in each: the best way I am able to show up for me, for them, for the ventures. I have an atypical and varied skill set, one that might be beneficial to these new and exciting plans.
EDITORIAL CALENDAR At this point in the year, I usually have all of my plans for the blog and website all set and ready to go for the year ahead. This year is anything but usual. By the end of the month, I want a framework – build an editorial calendar and more for 2020.
WEEKLY WORKOUTS My friend, (and brilliant personal trainer,) Jackie, has opened up a new studio and I’m so very proud of her. I’ve missed her coming to the house to whip me into shape while she’s focused her energy on her business. As a remedy, I’ve decided to go to the studio. I am a huge fan of the Pilates reformer and can feel muscles in my body I forgot existed. It’s a good kind of pain.
ST. LUCIA I have been to much of the Caribbean but never to St. Lucia and I’m looking forward to spending some time at The Body Holiday. Not only because I want to swim in the salty sea, but maybe find what looks like a Caribbean equivalent(ish) of Canyon Ranch. How fun would it be to find both desert and beach versions? (Though not all those we love can make it, I’m sure this is going to be a lovely holiday.) The goal is to enjoy every minute of it.
Here’s the accountability piece:
My annual quest to write 1,667 (quality) words every day for the month is underway. I got a good head-start on my characters and plot with the preparations made while away on my self-imposed writing retreat in Whistler last month. I’m just hoping the story is as good on paper as it is in my head. FAIL! The story is still in my head. So many things happened through the month – an extension of October – that there was no way to focus on my story. Onward!
DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP
Did you know the heart is 5,000 times more powerful than the brain? Fact. So, it all comes down to HOW DO YOU WANT TO FEEL? I’m looking forward to sharing this at an upcoming Desire Map workshop. My core desired feelings changed my life and I hope to share this process so that it changes the life of others. FAIL! I cancelled due to lack of interest. Beyond booking the venue, I didn’t do much. Living in “the bubble” does not inspire doing this kind of heart healing work. Lots to think about moving forward.
She’s been in Halifax for over two months – it’s time to visit her, get a big squeeze, enjoy some conversations. In-person is always so much better than texts and Facetime. Such a wonderful time – not once, but twice! There is always something going on! I’m so incredibly proud of Claire and all of her decisions. She shows up – for herself, her family, and, her friends.
PURGE, PURGE, PURGE
Anything that needs to go, needs to go. Clothing, books, kitchen stuff – all of it. It’s a constant project and needs to be on the goal list again! I had to apologize to Sarah, my lovely cleaning lady. The piles have doubled because the occupants of the house have doubled – and we’re both prolific collectors of piles. So much paper! At the same time, much has left my house, but it’s still not enough. So much more has to go.