When I was a child, I remember hearing my parents talk about how quickly time passed. I never could figure that out! It seemed like it took forever for the weekend, or my birthday or Christmas or whatever I was waiting for to arrive! But now, I am channeling my parents! The days fly by and 2017 has gone so quickly!
My mantra for this year was Be Still. In March, my husband and I moved from the house we had lived in for 25 years and started renovating an older home on 5 acres of trees in the country. I have taken a little bit of time off from Reagh and Associates, so I have been a little still, but working in my business has been replaced with working on our home. I have learned to drive a tractor, run an auger, pull fence posts and replace them…all things I never imagined doing. It’s has been a different kind of busy and not really the stillness I imagined! Sometimes life takes us places we never imagined going, right? When it does, we can self correct if that seems like the right thing to do.
So, what about 2018? I am sticking with BE STILL, since I didn’t quite accomplish what I wanted this year! I have no shame about that. I got part way there. For next year, I am feeling called to do less public speaking/training work and more coaching work, which is my real passion. I have a lovely environment that allows me to do my coaching work virtually, and I am going to make good use of it. (Yes, I can still see you on video! Yes, my headset works out here!). When I am not doing what I love for work, I hope to soak in the sights of our new home, breathe deeply, maybe do a little creative work, practice gratitude for all that I have… and be still enough to take it in.
What does 2018 hold for you? What will you do to make it happen or self-correct when the road leads another direction? How might I be able to help you achieve your wishes?
May your holidays be a time of peace, reflection and warmth! Happy 2018!
A BIG Thanks….
While I was being a little still in 2017, a number of amazing guest bloggers wrote for A New Leaf. I want to offer a big shout out to all of them…Sarah Caplan, Katy Kelly, Bethany Renner, Lizz Mahar, Sarah Sparks, Claire Oswald, Elom Dossa and Marissa Buckles. They didn’t agree to write about just any old thing. They agreed to target their blogs to topics related to vulnerability. I am indebted to them for sharing so openly and honestly. I have great hope for their futures. Mine will be better for knowing them. If you missed reading the blogs, it’s not too late http://www.reaghandassociates.com/blog/