See I was due to fly to Malaysia with my love for a long awaited, desperately needed and much anticipated tropical adventure - we had tickets, new bathers and a Lonely Planet, we were ready.
Except instead of taking a vacation together, we are currently taking a vacation from each other. Well, more specifically, we have separated and it is looking like our marriage will be coming to an end.
So, I had a week off from my office job, and no real desire to travel to a luxury resort on my own to wallow and pine. What’s a girl to do?
My first thought was “Great, a whole week to dedicate to my biz - I will churn out so many new products, and do all my planning for the year, it’ll be so productive and wonderful”.
Wanna know something that tends to not go well with heart-ache? Productivity!
I was so set to put some seriously long hours into following my dream - building my biz. But when I sat down to do it, the unicorn muse was just .... not singing.
So I took a whole ‘nother vacation.
I took a vacation away from building, chasing, and real-ising my dream.
And spent a week LIVING my dream.
For me, that includes being location-independent, free to spend my time where and with whom I choose. It means being surrounded by loved ones, playing with the little souls that light me up, making, baking and having an all-round great time!
So that’s exactly what I did!
Suki and I quickly packed up our bags and my dream-mobile (the red Jeep I finally bought a couple of years ago after having a picture of it on my vision boards for about, oh, 15 years), and headed up the freeway to my dearest of dear friends house.
And we spent the whole weekend in Jen’s marvelously colourful (though mainly red!) home, with her magnificent 5 (yep - 5!!!) kiddoes (4 of them red-heads, are you seeing a pattern??), 2 gorgeous dogs, 2 cuddly cats and 1 magical husband.
We chatted, walked, played, ate, drank wine and did all the things my dream life included.
I have come home refreshed and reinvigorated to everything it takes to make that week my everyday reality. To be able to jump in the car and go spend quality time doing exactly what I love to do.
But that’s my how. Yes, it fills me up and makes me happy along the way, but it’s not the why.
What I did in this last week - that’s the why.
Knowing your “why” makes it so much easier to get on with your how. Even when it’s cold or raining, even when it’s not working, even when you’re tired or grumpy.
Even when your house is full of boxes and your heart hurts because the person you were looking forward to the rest of your life with is moving out.
I hope you’ll spend some time this week working out your WHY. And then I recommend creating a vision-board of that - include the feelings and experiences your dream will bring. Trust me, it will be a powerful motivator.
Then try and go a step further - how can you live that dream life right now? Even for one day - can you get a taste to really get your motivation ticking?
I’d love to hear what you think and what your plans are. Let me know in the comments below, or over on the Facebook page if that’s more your dealio.
And if you’d like to work with me personally on uncovering your “why” and making the plans to get you to it, I’ll be announcing my new coaching program really soon. You can register now if you’d like to be the first to get the deets - it’ll be only open to a limited number of people, so if that calls to you, I’d recommend getting on the early-VIP list xox.
With love always,