It’s the last day of 2019. The last day of a decade. Tomorrow marks the start of something new – a new year, a new decade, new possibilities, new adventures. Around this time last year, I listened to a podcast about finding a word for how to live out your year. The word I chose for 2019 was TRY as I knew there would be so many new things in my first full year of business. It was a bit of a mindset thing for me, a lot of things I would take on in 2019 would be new, so wanted to just TRY. TRY to experiment with different avenues to see what worked, what didn’t work, etc. I reflected on that word a lot throughout the year. I tried a lot of things this past year. I failed on a lot of things last year too. Ideas I had that didn’t work, but that’s okay, it was all information for me as I navigated forward. All in all, TRY was a great word for last year’s experiences. Continue reading → A Word for 2020
There are many things I love about this time of year, but likely my favorite is the opportunity to reflect on the past year and dream for the upcoming year. It’s a time to be thankful for the abundance of gifts (and learning opportunities) that the year brought and a time for thinking about what’s next. This year, I’ve had the good fortune of engaging in several impactful small groups. The magic that happens in community with others is quite beautiful. With 2020 coming up, one of my colleagues posed the question: “Who do you want to be in the next decade?” I’ve not been able to get that question off my mind and really putting some intentional thought into what I want to become and how I want to show up in the next ten years has had me doing some deep thinking.
First off, I think it’s important to reflect on who I was in this past decade. There was a lot of BIG LIFE changes that occurred! Continue reading → Who do you want to be in the next decade?
Everybody has the same 168 hours in a week – and those hours sure fill up fast, don’t they?! One of my focus areas in 2019 was to use my time more effectively, mainly because billable hours = my paycheck! As I have been more conscientious of my time, I have discovered some tips that work well for me and help improve my overall work & life flow. I currently work from home and have in previous portions of my career too, so some of the tips are ones I’ve implemented for years and others are relatively new. I thought they were worth sharing – hopefully you can take a few of the tips and reclaim some hours in your schedule too! Continue reading → Being Intentional with Your Time