Intentions, Reflections & Goals
What is it about birthdays that make us all reflective? I've got a birthday coming up on the 27th of October. I'm turning 36, which seems random enough, but it feels big.
This year has held some massive shifts for me. And I don't think I'm the only one. When I look at my newsfeed or talk to my friends I feel like everyone has big changes happening.
So much joy (5 babies, 2 weddings & more) & every flavour of heartbreak.
This year for my birthday I'm going to my first shamanic retreat. I'm sooo excited to participate in the ceremonies & fellowship. And honestly, I'm a little bit excited for the kid-free, biz-free time.
We were asked to set our intentions for the weekend (maybe *this* was the trigger for all that reflection). I came up with 2 things.
1. Letting Go
Letting go of all the relationships, patterns, beliefs, behaviours & processes that I no longer want or need. Confession: I am sick of the #hustle mentality but if I'm not completely working my ass off I feel guilty. Like it's cheating to take a lunch break because I work from home. Or taking a break to go for a walk in the middle of the day when I *should* be squeezing in every kid-free minute at my laptop. It's bullshit. I'm not saying I don't take breaks, I do (most days) but I'd love to take 'em without the guilt.
Holy hell has that been my #1 theme for the last year or what? Not that I wanted it to be, mind you. But I've written about trust here, here, here, here, & here. Gah! Are you sick of me talking about it yet?
Learning to trust myself (huge) learning to trust God/Universe/Source even huger (yep, that's a word I checked). But that's where I'm at now, to trust even when I can't see the whole picture or anticipate the outcome. To know in my bones that things will work out in the end. And that's scary shit for a solopreneur. I think when you own your own biz it naturally brings out your inner control freak (if you're prone to having one of those, as I am). Which makes trust the most difficult, frustrating, mother-loving lesson to learn...clearly.
Given those intentions, I'm going to look over my Q4 goals & see how I can make them line up with my new Q4 intentions.
I know you've got your goals for Q4 by now, but what are your intentions?
Okay, so I mentioned that it's almost my birthday & this one feels big even though it's only 36 which is totally random. I want to celebrate with you.
I'm doing something I NEVER do. Like ever. And make no promises to ever do again.
Are you curious yet?
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If copy is on your list for Q4 or you happen to be a control freak like me who has set intentions to let go of things & trust more this could be the perfect opportunity to hand off something to someone else & check all of those boxes. ;)