WORK And by that I mean real honest to goodness get-shit-done work. Sleeves rolled up. Plans made and executed. We’re in crunch time. Not only do we have to get the events for February coordinated but we need to put together an events calendar for the rest of the year so that we never put ourselves in this position ever again.
OFFICE + STUDIO The clutter has got to go. All of those things that were once interesting and I studied to death and yet no longer holds a place in my life? GONE. I have to forget that all of those piles used to be cash money. I need to spend better going forward. And it’s not like there was no value, just none now.
MASTERMIND I’m excited to head to Sanibel Island to meet with my Mastermind group. This round was a completely different experience than the one that challenged me last year, just as I had hoped. Once one small component is changed you can be guaranteed a different result. I’ve learned so much more and I am in awe. How does it get any better than this? Do I push my luck and participate in it again?
HEAL The timing may not be the best but my gall bladder surgery has been rescheduled – again – for January 22nd. I want to take the time to heal properly and not rush through it. There is nothing more important than healing properly. Right? My issue? It conflicts with a super fun work event that I’d love to participate in wholly as a photographer. Choices. Choices.
Here’s the accountability piece:
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. It’s exciting to be involved in dynamic ventures with creative people. The month did get away from me in a few areas but I’m clear on my priorities and how I show up in Seanchai (SHAWN-A-KEY) Media Group.
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. I’ve decided to change things up a bit so incorporated some new ideas from Holstee and Moorea Seal, a re-work of how the Desire Map will show up for me, and of course how to incorporate more natural rhythm and lunar work.
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. Up until I have my gall bladder surgery (scheduled for January 22nd) I’ll continue to work out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And, if the surgery should be postponed again, I’ll just continue with my schedule until it happens.
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. I really hoped I’d love it. Really, I did. Certainly, my kids did – they had an absolute blast! The food was spectacular (in my experience, that is saying a lot for a Caribbean resort), the staff were all lovely, the treatments wonderful, the classes abundant, the fun was so fun. I was miserable. I’d like to think it takes a lot to make me wretched but all it takes is heat and humidity. After the first three days, I got so overheated that even in air conditioning I wasn’t able to cool down. This was 100% a Lee post-menopause problem. No knock on the resort at all. It was truly remarkable, a complete delight. I simply couldn’t stop sweating or itching from the sand bug bites. I highly recommend it to everyone! If you can go, go.