Here it is…the last week of July. We are in Marco Island, Florida. A few days of work with a colleague who is a best friend, and then a few days of strictly play. I’ve already caught a few nasty catfish, a flounder, and a snook! (We threw them all back).
PLAY-– now there is a notion. Do you still have PLAY in your life? I’m learning to get it back…to let go of my striving-working-pushing-do-all-be-all perform self…and get the play back. It feels super-good.
I appreciate the summer months….my husband is off for the summer, the pace is slower, more time to steal LAZY days…and many more NAPS! There are fewer Graphic Facilitation gigs and conferences- people are taking vacations! More time for that play I mentioned.
This last month, instead of either only working, or only playing, I’ve been re-learning how to do both. Re weaving these two threads of my life, for a more balanced, and frankly, more happy me.
What does your play thread look like? What does your stress thread look like? What does your obligation thread look like? What does your dream thread look like? What does your connection with family & friend thread look like? How about this really important thread: Connection with self?
The things I’ve been working on for Crow Hill Conversations…between playing, napping, traveling, and gardening…can hopefully help you get some of that balance back– a variety of coaching options for all price ranges to help you get more of what you want out of life…and to feel better in balance and in tune with the inner you.
Before the rest of the newsletter…I wanted to share a quote that my friend Denise sent to me via text today…I don’t know who said it, or what context it was in…and yet it hit home:
wow! I may have given up some things to begin living my dream fully…and really, I lost nothing…I have gained so much more– including play. If that is something you desire, I wish for you to have it.