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Happy 2018! Ahh, I've missed this space. I'm happy to be back. The last 30+ days have been full. Really full. Long school break for the kids. Grandma in town. Birthdays. Holidays. Work. Traveling husband. Oral surgery. Most days were joyful and fun. However, we did have one terrifying evening and a few sad days tossed in to keep life interesting.
In the end, I’m extremely thankful and all is well.
I’ve been dragging my feet with regards to welcoming 2018. I don't know about you, but I need a deep breath after the frenzy of the holiday season. Come January 1st, I'm too wiped out to contemplate what's next.
Maybe I’m just taking liberties and granting myself some necessary wiggle room, but I can’t get jazzed to start fresh until we’re back in a normal daily rhythm.
For me, the ‘new year’, as in the time of resolutions, goal setting and embarking on big changes, doesn’t begin until after my kids are back in school and my youngest celebrates his mid-January birthday.
That's this week... so, we're finally here and it feels amazing!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Long exhale. I'm ready.
I so appreciate your patience while I stepped away from the blog for the past month. It was time to redefine my business and update my website.
I’m excited to announce...
The Together Act rebranding is finished!
While there's still a bit of fine-tuning to be done, I’m pleased with the result. Fingers crossed that you like the changes!
‘Self-taught web designer’ is not the hat I wear best, but I’m determined to keep learning and growing by doing things that stretch me. I’m sure the website tech support team is thrilled that I’ve stopped bombarding them with questions!
Want to take a look at the new site?
The Together Act
This week I’m working to get my groove back. I'm craving a plan and goals and time to clean out the fridge.
Here’s where I’m starting:
1. The Brain Dump.
I might be a bit too fond of this awesome activity:-) It feels so incredible freeing to pour all of the thoughts and things out of your brain.
Grab some blank paper (I prefer lined, but it’s your choice) and a pen or pencil. Start writing down all the things that you keep thinking about… the master to-do list that’s on replay in your mind. Dump it onto the paper. No need to sensor or categorize. Just dump. Include every little thing that you’ve been stressing about. All the great ideas you don’t have time for right now. Let it flow. Keep writing. It’s a bit like popping corn… only stop when the flow of words slows waaaay down.
2. Pick a word.
This is new for me. Find one word that will anchor the year ahead. I know lots of women who use this simple trick to shape what the new year brings. I haven't done this before, but I'm giving it a go.
Spend a little time thinking about what you want from the year ahead. Goals. Dreams. Theme. Quiet and stillness will likely bring a word or two to the surface. Ponder your options and settle on one word that sums up what you want to experience in 2018. The coolest part? Your word will act as an accountability partner. It will remind and guide you throughout the coming year. I love the intention set by choosing one word to represent your life this year. I welcome that a single word can be a tool to hold me accountable for 365 days. I’m not quite settled on my word. Close, but not committed. I’ll keep you posted...
3. Decide what matters most.
Overwhelm often begins with too much to do. A plan helps you to stay focused on the important stuff. Make a plan for your Brain Dump list and your year.
Take a look at your Brain Dump and decide what you can accomplish in the next week. Chances are you can't do it all... so schedule, delegate and let go as needed. Then consider the coming year and determine (loosely) where you’d like to spend your energy. Perhaps something feels incomplete from last year. Do you have a tiny seed of an idea that’s ready for a growth spurt? Maybe you’ve been waiting to leap… the first month 2018 is the perfect time! Make a list of the 4-6 things that you most want to pursue during the next 12 months. Small or grand. Post that list where you can see it often. Put your intentions out there. The Universe is listening...
I hope you enjoyed a magical holiday season. Please comment below with any questions or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being here.
Kindness and sunshine,
Thank you for your patience as I work out any kinks.
Typos? I’m sure there are many. Feel free to point them out and I’ll make the corrections.
In fact, I’d appreciate it;-)