Saturday, April 5, 2008

Now for the mindless ramblings

So I have been taking this seminar called "Self Expression and Leadership" course. I actually took it for myself in the fall completing it in January (it's a four month course) and am now in it again as a coach. I get to coach four extraordinary people. So now on Thursday nights I am there from 6pm until about 11pm, with three Saturdays that run from 8:30 am until about 11:30 pm. I was really hesitant to take it on, since it's a big time commitment and I was already feeling like I didn't have enough time. Well, I am so glad I did. It has been an amazing roller coaster. For me to be a powerful coach with the people on my team, it means that I have to deal with my crap (grin) so that I can really be there for them. Surprisingly it has actually allowed me to do more of the things that I want to do (like get up at 5:45am to run!) Here's just some of the things that I've accomplished that have been on my "to-do" list for ages:
  • I'm making wheat bread (from wheat that I grind) again ... and the kids actually like it!
  • I cleaned out the unfinished bathroom downstairs (it had many boxes and MISC junk) and made it a cute space to keep the toys for the kids
  • I'm exercising again (duh!)
  • My sisters and I have started a business and have lots of creative energy going in that area (we have talked for YEARS about doing this!)
  • We're having people over to the house. Okay not that we never had people over, but we are getting to know people in our new neighborhood ... stepping outside of our comfort zone which is being the first to approach, not waiting for the invitation.
The other thing that has been big for me is being able to work through things when I am feeling upset or trials in my life. It's breaking things down in a way that helps me see things I never would/could have seen before. I have really seen this show up in my relationship with Taylor and with the kids. It's not like things are perfect now, but I have so much more patience and understanding.

Well, I actually have to run, but I did want to start to get some of these thoughts onto paper (blog?)

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