Posts Tagged With: Vision Board

Let gratitude be the pillow

The door is closing on 2020 ~ we’ll soon be packing up Christmas décor. What a year this has been! There will be “2020 in review” shows on TV shortly, but I’m not watching. I’d rather reflect on my own ~ my year in review involves one word: gratitude. I’m not tone-deaf to the struggles others have/are facing in the pandemic, rather sharing that I chose to be grateful where-ever possible.

  • I’m grateful to be well employed in year of chaos and uncertainty and that my employer allowed for and supports working from home.
  • I’m grateful our boys, girls & grands are healthy, happy, and employed.
  • I’m grateful that what started as daily walks for stress relief morphed into a habit I look forward to & enjoy.
  • I’m grateful I can cook; Hubbs and I have enjoyed more home-made goodness than ever, and his oohs and ahhs sustain me. We’re still working our way through his “pandemic groceries.”
  • I’m grateful I can read: my regular reading habit relaxes and comforts me.
  • I’m grateful I found Intermittent Fasting ~ the health plan with a side effect of weight loss. The clarity, energy and peace I enjoy is indescribable. And it’s free, even better.
  • I’m grateful to have enough – I can, and do, help others.
  • I’m grateful that last New Year’s Day, when I declared, “If you want to take the island, burn the boats” that the Island is now mine. I’ve found gifts while being home ~ using the time to improve my health, mind, spiritual journey, body, sleep and work product.

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~ Maya Angelou

This weekend, I’ll create my 2021 vision board & hang it where I can see it. I’m enjoying thinking about themes and ideas to explore. I’m mixing it up.

Your turn: What does your year in review say? Do you set intentions for the coming year?

  • Here’s to 2021!

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On risk taking

“Success always involves risk; you can’t steal second base with your foot on first.” – Frederick Wilcox

So I’ve really been wanting to take some classes of late.  Craving them actually.

I took a 2 hour blogging class last October, learned some great tips and met new friends. Win:Win!  My little blog has brought me nothing but joy .. and provided me with a creative outlet and community I never knew I belonged to. Until I experienced it.

But, because of budget cuts, many “adult education” classes formerly offered have been cut back. Way back.  As in … gone.

What’s left are a hodge-podge of computing skills, crafting and fitness how-tos.  I know what I need to on the first, can skip the second and the latter, while of interest, mostly take place while I’m at work.

Drat.

Doing a little sleuthing, I remembered that a former colleague started a Life Coaching business some time ago and that she offers a “Vision Board” class.  A class I’d really like to take. On the other side of the state.  With no dates that work for me in the foreseeable future.

Drat.

Then, one day, it just came to me: Organize it.

In a matter of hours, I narrowed down a location, picked a few dates that would work for me and contacted Coach Beth.  Yes, she’d drive over to my area to do the class, in fact she thought it sounded like fun!

I didn’t start a new business. I didn’t spend a bunch of money. I haven’t done anything drastic.

But here’s what I did do:

I stepped out of my comfort zone and reached out to others I don’t know well but want to.

I dusted off old skills from my bag-o-tricks – networking, organizing, event planning, and coordinating.

I’ve organized, strategized and am having a blast promoting it.

And now, at the end of the day, it’s a simple as this: I listened to that voice who said: “Organize it.”

Sure there remain a few  details to be worked out but – phssh – compared to all the stuff  I used to do for everyone else (and stopped doing) … this is easy-breezy-Covergirl material!

And … yes the workshop is for others but, for once, it’s just as much for me.

Risk.   It doesn’t have to be a four letter word.

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What have you been thinking about doing? 

What’s stopping you from starting?

Categories: Attitude, Beauty, Blogging, Confidence at any age, Determination, Friendship, Fun, Growth, Joy, Life, Personal, Self Discovery, Share, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

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