Happiest of holidays to you! I have been bitten by the bug, I confess! I spent Thanksgiving in NH at the historic Mount Washington Inn where Christmas lights twinkled, fresh snow fell and then it cleared up for a perfect view of the Presidential Mount Range. I felt like I was in a Hallmark movie! I am challenging myself to stay in my vacation/holiday frame of mind for 30 days! Peaceful, content and inspired. I want this month to be about experiencing instead of accumulating. I am going to dub it “Experiencing December!” Tune in to see what I mean! Do you think I can do it? Do you want to join me?
We are heading off to the gorgeous Mount Washington Inn for the holiday. This was the big treat after I worked through the summer and through our last vacation. Being a small business owner means juggling a lot of balls and while it can be daunting, I am actually so so thankful. I have enjoyed myself immensely since I have started Smart Creative Women. I am looking forward to a bit of a reprieve this week so Tom and I can discuss some “life plans” that we have been toying with. The interesting thing about being content in your spirit is that sometimes you don’t really want to address any change. We have two boys that will head off to college soon and that may just free us up a bit, location wise. Luke isn’t quite there yet but he keeps saying he is leaving in 2 years and we can do whatever we want. His zeal about this big countdown for his departure is a bit disconcerting. I do know that I am a planner and I do not do well in “indecision land.” Man, when did I grow up and become such a grown up planner when I was labeled a dreamer as a kid? Not sure if this a good realization or not. Truthfully, I just want to make sure I am not “launching” something and suddenly we decide to move! I appreciate that Tom totally “gets me” around stuff like that.
I do hope you take a few minutes to be grateful for the people in your life that are open to new ideas and that let you just be “you.” I am very very grateful that you all have just let me be me here at Smart Creative Women! I hope you have a great holiday!
I posted a fun place setting DIY idea over on the Nicole’s Classes blog today. You can either make your own (if you are feeling creative) or there is a download where you can use the ones I painted. I know you pretty well at this point and imagine you have some pretty clever and creative ways to set a holiday table yourself! You are an incredible bunch of women and I am very thankful for you.
Ch-ch-changin’….Does the need for change in your life stop you dead in your tracks or does it excite you? My guess is that like most people you may run through a range of emotions when you are faced with the need to change, coming to terms with it, mourning the way things were in the good old days. I ran across 2 posts this week that got me thinking about how we deal with change.
Heather B Design cracked me up when she blogged about her emotional roller coaster after taking the Smart Creative Style Course proving that self discovery can be a little unsettling. The good news is discovery your creative style can bring an untapped excitement to your creative career!
Kathy Weller says after the Smart Creative Style Course she feels like she is more herself, “More evolved, more focused, more distilled. MORE ME. (YOU’LL SEE!) And it feels so good to be in this place.” She calls it Kathy 3.0! I love Kathy’s energy, once she wrestles with an issue, she jumps in 100%!
I think (no, I know) change can be scary and often leave you feeling vulnerable. Tune in to today’s short video as I talk about how to deal with changes that you might need to make.