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Good-bye 2019!

2019 was a pivotal year in my life… it marked a life transition… one could call it a midlife or identity crisis…

Empty Nesting…

Joshua, my only son, turned 20. He moved in with his dad at the beginning of the year, and started a full time job in a post-production company, first in the IOTC department and then he was quickly promoted to the IT department.

This meant ours became an empty nester's home… My social circle is no longer conveniently expanded to include my son's peers' parents… I must now actively seek adults with similar interests to interact with…

10 Year Wedding Anniversary

Leland and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. This is the most healing, sacred, and intimate relationship I've had in my life. We discuss our latest projects over coffee every day, play Chinese checkers every evening after dinner, and snuggle every night before sleep.

These might seem small moments, and yet they really matter. Leland's pneumonia in Egypt, three broken ribs in Oakland, and unexplained loss of lower limb function in Tarzana reminded us that health is fragile, time is limited, and we can't take each other for granted. I am grateful for the opportunity to navigate the 35 year gap in age that is a feature of our relationship and all that it entails.

Online Marketing…

My work time was focused on being part of the distributed kickASK team, coaching, training, and advising entrepreneurs online on how to build and grow their online business in a safe, structured, and supportive environment.

Although I worked from my home office 90% of the time, I traveled to Austin, Texas several times to support in-person events at the company's headquarters. A highlight I thoroughly enjoyed was celebrating my 43rd. birthday with over 150 people wishing me a happy birthday! I've learned so much about the human spirit watching fellow entrepreneurs do the work required to make their vision become a reality.

Personal Development…

I let go of relationships in my life that were no longer serving me, or my highest self. Among these were my relationship to past trauma and future worries which I have zero control over. I've become much more conscious of the patterns in my life. This has allowed me to be present, take action and create boundaries that have decreased past feelings of busyness, overwhelm, and anxiety. I can attribute this level of awareness to the neurofeedback training I've been doing for the past two years.

Vision 2020…

I am grateful to walk into 2020 with the utmost reverence for life, love, and learning.

And as Brendon Burchard says: “When you knock on the door of opportunity, do not be surprised that it is Work who will answer.”

The opportunity for self discovery, self care, and self mastery IS at my door… and I'm committing to consistently doing the work and sharing what I learn via this medium.

Your turn…

What did you learn, or let go of in 2019?

What opportunity are you looking forward to committing to make happen in 2020?

Share your thoughts below!