I always create a natural 'pause' sometime around the beginning of summer where I write something down on a list, ready for it to be picked up again in September, looked at with fresh eyes and renewed vigour. And then September comes and some of the things on that list feel as though they're not quite right anymore; projects that are no longer exciting me. This is followed by a sinking in my heart and a "who am I?" feeling.
Starting my own coaching business is an exercise in self-awareness. I'm constantly checking in with "does this light me up?" Because if it doesn't, then I won't do it (I mean, why would I?).
So, this September I'm reviewing my situation (as good ole Faegan would say). I'm taking a long, slow look at my list of projects, collaborations, workshops and group ideas and with each look I'm going to feel deeply into whether my heart expands with joy or contracts with a 'meh'. Anything that doesn't feel good I'll leave for a bit - I won't take it off the list, but it's not my priority for now. I'll notify those who need to know, and see if something new and better comes along in the space that's created.
If life is a great adventure then I'm willing to hold things lightly, to not try and push what doesn't want to be pushed and to move towards expansive feelings of YES. That's why my September 'yay' or 'meh' review is so important. And that's why I'm starting this newsletter - because it makes me feel good.
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