me: an update

Well, friends, I have been officially funemployed for 2 1/2 weeks now, and I've been staying surprisingly busy. In a good way.

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do. A lot about where I'm heading, what my ideal life is.

Here's what I've decided so far: I'm not going to rush into anything. I'm going to take advantage of the time I have and spend time with my friends. I am going to really consider my decisions before rushing into anything. And, I'm going to be okay with that, with a slower pace. I'm going to be okay with telling people, "I'm not sure yet," when they ask me what my plans are. I'm going to give myself permission to take it slowly.

I have this great plan in my head: train for life coaching, train to be a Pilates instructor, put all of that together into something. And, I know how to make all this happen. I can register for the trainings, put
them on my calendar and get it done. But, what I'm not sure of is if this is actually what I want to do.

I've always said that I want to do something crafty -- make cards, inspirational prints, have my own card
shop. But, for some reason, I haven't really given that idea much consideration as I make my life change. Why not? I'm actually not sure.

So, this is where I am right now.  I know that I'm drawn to life coaching, and I know that I love Pilates. So now I need to figure out how to incorporate those into my most happy life. It could just be that I *get* a life coach and take a lot of Pilates. It could be that I become a life coach who helps people tap into their
creative side while also having my own card business. There are so many options out there.

BUT, what I'm trying to focus on right now is making sure that I make decisions based on what I want and NOT what sounds good to other people. I have to be true to myself right now, and that's where my focus is.

So, here are a few decisions I have actually made:

  • I am going to put the Pilates instructor training on hold for a while. I'm going to keep up my classes as much as I can but not put pressure onto myself to get it all done right away.
  • There is an intro level workshop for life coaching that is scheduled when we return from France. I'm considering signing up for that to help figure out if this is right for me.
  • I signed up for a letterpress class! YAY! This is SO exciting for me! I'll keep you posted about that!

I'm on my way up to Portland now to visit my dear friend, Nicole. Nicole is one of my dear friends, a soul sister, and I am really looking forward to an extended visit. Many great things will come from this, I am sure!