flashback to the nineties
Lately I’ve been thinking about how life was in the nineties just before email and internet was readily available. At that time I was a young adult and the only things we really could do was hang out at a local coffee shop,drink loads of mocha-ccinos, and wax poetic about a number of artsy topics.
A little snail from our garden.
It’s a kind of magic
Ahhh iced coffee whenever I want. Thanks to my American fridge that dispenses ice! #livingthehighlife
It’s finally arrived. The day when everything has fallen into place. I am sitting in the house right now that I never thought we would get because the asking price was too high, caring for a child that we almost didn’t have and I am married to a man that, at one time in my life, I didn’t feel I deserved. Soon, I will create my own practice helping others achieve those things they dream about. I’m so very grateful for this time in my life. More and more things that I wished for whether yesterday, today or years ago are all coming forward and presenting themselves to me. It is a kind of magic that I feel comes from starting to believe that it’s possible. A few years ago, I created a vision board via Oprah.com and every single thing I just mentioned is now in my life.
Goodbyes are most often bittersweet.
Today I woke with this thought: If I am not creating then I am not living.
How very profound!
Lots of little ones. (at Molenerf de Ster Utrecht)
So yeah I signed up for a coaching program. It’s ter-ri-fic!! Everything about it I love and it’s here, in my backyard. AND taught in English. WOW! Also it’s an international program. Even better!
My only issue: finding the moola to pay for it. Yeah. I’m hoping to find a way before I have to cancel. I’m putting it out there in a big bad way. Universe need your help now. Pretty please.
Let me back up and give a little backstory. I’ve been looking into this for some time now. In December I signed up for a podcast over the subject of being a coach. After listening to several different kinds of coaches, I decided this was definitely the way. Though, I had had my share of kismet events beforehand. This just solidify this wish. I met a coach here, American, doing the same work. We had a call together as me the coachee and her as the coach. The whole time I had chills because I knew then I really wanted to do it. Then life got a bit in the way… Remodeling the house in order to sell. Then selling the house and buying one (soon moving in!). Also myriad of other developments within the family. I had to take time away from it because my priorities had to be on family.
Back in April I had a “come to Jesus” discussion with my husband. He is always supportive but I was laying it out for myself out loud to him (a sort of commitment clause). ”I need to move on this or I will perish.” Always a flare for the dramatic. But it is time to create a fulfilling well rounded life here instead of just getting by. This includes a bit more independence for myself which means creating a salary and being a stay-at-home Mom. Yes, I want it all and why not! The way to do it? Entrepreneurship. No other way will do. But I always knew over the years I’ve been here that any business I would build would have to make a difference for me and those I work with, create flexibility, allow for me to work from home, and the product must be service-oriented, not a physical product. I just know that wasn’t for me. I feel some momentum. I can visualize my business cards, my home office, and my website. Need a good name (help NBNB). But mostly I can see my clients. All coming for different reasons but seeking my coaching and assistance and actually getting the results they need. I can see this more because I took on a free client. Sure, she’s a friend but she is actually seeing results. This furthered my confidence to continue on. I’m so excited to push forward on this dream! The more I think about it the more it fits me perfectly. Here’s hoping my “ship comes in”. ;)
I had an idea like this a few years back but it would have been more like the movie “Traveling Jeans” concept. I like this a bit better. Sad though about the one message from one reader. :\ I’m going to check it out bookcrossing.com
Someone left us a present! A traveling copy of Freaky Friday (RIP, Mary Rodgers) with a very intriguing Post-it note on the cover, and a code written on the side:
Bookcrossing.com is a site that connects people through books — you catch a book, read it, release it again, and log it on the site with your comments. Entering the code on our copy of Freaky Friday revealed a poignant message from user ResQgeek: “Registered in memory of my daughter, who was tragically killed on 30 August 2010.”
We’re sorry for your loss — and we’ll pass the book on!