Over half way through my map for the second half of 2017 and things are well on schedule! It's been a productive year, filled with memorable moments. Several of my projects and goals won't wrap up until December, but they are on time..
There are a number of initiatives that are personal and aren't included in this map and they are on course. All in all, the year has been over flowing with treasured adventures with family and friends, supporting groups I believe in, a renewed focus on health - Shaun T, I'm back! - and a continued focus on learning and teaching through research and classes. Daily journaling (since 2003), illustrated journaling, writing, sewing and designing, gardening, cooking, herbal creations and choral singing have made this a creative and productive year.
Next year's plans are being formulated and my 2018 map is in draft form. It's time to move forward and build on the knowledge and skills from 2017 and to help others and expand dreams.
It's that time of year! This has been our of sight, out of mind since the move in July. My course prompted me to look for it and display it again. It's helpful to reflect on what I cherish, what I want to create in my life and business, what I want to surrender and release, and why I know these things are meant to be. Hope it prompts you to do a map of your amazing life! I love the ocean and roses. Create your map with things that are personal to you!
Several times through out the year I'll grad a sheet of paper, fold it in half vertically, title it "Same" and "Different under the day's date, and begin to list everything that was the same in my life at this time last year, and everything that is different.
This is fraction of the list but it can give you an idea. It's helpful to see the progress over the year. I often complete tasks and projects and don't really take the time to celebrate the achievements. You may also be accomplishing more than you realize.
As I review my lists, I'm able to see areas that have improved and others that could use more attention. The first time I did this it was the result of journaling about sameness. Everything was the same as it had been for years. Same house, same job, same road to work, same activities, same foods, same . . . . oh, it makes me glaze over to think of it. But it was up to me to change it! That's when I began Collecting Firsts and adding more spice to my life!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Roses were undoubtedly the year's predominant theme! My original inspiration came from my Easter Roses. I took several photos and shared them with friends, at times mentioning some of the legends related to roses. One friend suggested I write them down, so i did! The result was a free e-book along with my June newsletter to celebrate the rose's special month.
As I was completing the book, my friend Ted sent some rose photographs! Serendipity! I asked him if he'd help me with rose photographs to complete the rest of the book and he did! We also took a trip to Ladew Topiary Gardens to gather more images!
Roses helped me track my projects and goals . . .
Roses will continue to provide a map to guide My Amazing Life in 2014!
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
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