What a year it’s been. Graduations, milestones, new jobs and fresh starts. As with every year that came before it, change was the only guarantee. It was the most consequential teacher. The strongest stimulus for growth. And it happened in tiny increments – one step and one page and one day at a time.
Over the past 365 days I walked daily. I read 46 books. I tried Pilates. I drank lemon water. I woke up at the same time seven days a week. I went to bed early. I ate things that fueled my mind, body and soul ranging from chocolate croissants to chicken broth.
I shared my thoughts and I listened while others shared theirs.
I changed my mind. Continue reading
When I think back to December 31, 2019, I don’t recognize the person I was.
I had just signed a contract to get back into the corporate world, after spending 17 years freelancing and being CEO to my three kidlets.
I took for granted travelling when I wanted. The freedom to visit friends. And even the ability to see people’s faces.
Have a hundred years passed since then? Continue reading
I was listening to comedian Jerrod Carmichael on The Tim Ferriss Show this week. He grew up in North Carolina and was selling shoes when he decided he wanted to become a comedian. So, he moved to LA to try it out there. He wanted to compete against the best. He wanted to jump into the deep end and see if he could swim.
Sounds scary. But he ended up with a show on NBC, an HBO special and a strong career. Continue reading
We never know when it will be the last time. The last time we get up at 2 a.m. to feed a baby. The last time we give our child a bath. The last time we read a book together. The last time we tie their skates before a hockey game. The last time we have tea with a special person. The last time we travel or walk or run or remember. Continue reading
Only hours away from a new year. A blank page. A fresh start. The possibilities are endless.
I am making a non-resolution list. Things I am NOT going to do in 2019.
A blank page in a new book. The first day of 2018. What story will we write?
Research professor and author Brené Brown said, “I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go. Continue reading
You learn something new every day.
This morning the alarm went off at 6 a.m. I turned on the light and saw a full-on blizzard outside. It’s day 22 of my rental van and I had to be in a city about 40 minutes away for an early morning hockey tournament game. Continue reading