The beauty about getting older is really “getting” people. I now understand that I have a choice on who stays in my life and who does not. Food for thought…
I haven’t been around as much lately since I’ve been keeping busy with my reinvention ideas.
Annoucement! One of my reinvention ideas is coming to fruitition with the assistance of a co-host who is also a life coach.
Last coaching session, my personal coach told me to focus on the magic that is happening to me, instead of the “work” that I so not want to do any longer. Well, here I go! Magic is happening!
Today, I’ve announced a women’s only weekend retreat in Safety Harbor, Florida, at the one and only Safety Harbor Resort & Spa!
Wishful Reinvention Weekend Retreat
As with the creation of this blog and my Project Reinvention Meetup site, the weekend retreat was created because there are absolutely none like it in our area.
So here is my selfish plug….any women out there in the Tampa Bay area (or anywhere for that matter), looking to get away for a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend with other like-minded women, please join us! You can find retreat details on my Project Reinvention Meetup Group link below. Join the Meetup group as a member for further details! It’s a steal of a deal!
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
– Mark Twain
This was this morning’s quote for my Meetup group. It’s a very simple message yet very powerful. I have often found myself running in circles when I have a huge task that overwhelms me. Picture a circling boat without a captain at the helm; round and round we go. You get the idea.
How do you break overwhelming tasks down? Lists! Ingenious, isn’t it?
This vision I have for my next chapter of my life has so many moving pieces, not only am I impatient to go through the process, I’m really not sure where to begin.
Thank you Mark Twain! I’m going to start making some lists.
This is my new mantra for those pesky inner voices and limiting beliefs that seem to arrive just after I have given some thought to a new and creative idea for my ‘next chapter’. From now on, as soon as that bugger of an inner voice starts I will proclaim:
Fly! Be free!
This is statement that came out of my last coaching session and it has really resonated with me. Yes! I want to feel alive!
This life coaching process is kind of like therapy (only a lot cheaper) and I’m really diggin’ it. My seasoned coach asked me a ton of questions that I’ve never really given much thought to before, one of which was something along the lines of “what makes you feel alive?” I really had to think about that before I could answer. After feeling so lost this past 18 months, the only response I could come up with was “Yes! I want to feel alive!”
Digging deep into your true self and peeling back the layers is not an easy thing to do; this I am discovering. Hey, when was the last time anyone asked you “what do you really want to do?!” Think about it for a few minutes and try answering. It’s not as easy as it may seem.
It’s like we’re on the gerbil wheel of life and you keep spinning, spinning, just going through the motions. I believe it is so true that we are innately programmed to do the right thing, even if it is not something that brings us joy or fulfillment. We just stay on the gerbil wheel ’cause it’s what you are supposed to do.
It certainly doesn’t help when we are surrounded by friends and family who unknowingly (and unintentionally) feed us with negative energy and limiting beliefs that make us feel obligated or even guilty for wanting something more. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told to “suck it up”.
I’ve got two pages of “life purpose” exercises that I will read again today (for the umpteenth time) and I will try to dig a little deeper to find some answers. Personally, it’s more fun writing about this struggle than having to actually deal with it.
On my Facebook account, one of the very few apps I have installed is a daily inspirational message app. Each morning, I read these little messages as a little jump start to my day. In these past few weeks, they have been so on point, I am less and less inclined to think these are coincidental, considering where I am in my life right now. Here is today’s message:
Change is the very nature of life – welcome it.
No glass ever became sand again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened fruit ever became a flower. Welcome change, and choose what kind of glass you create, what kind of bread you bake, what kind of fruit you harvest.