If the seasons are whizzing by too quickly or you just began to relax into summer & now it’s gone, you are not alone. When we were kids, we got to mark the change of seasons with a new book bag, new shoes and new clothes. A new look for Fall was an important ritual. It meant we had grown! The excitement we felt helped us transition and see ourselves anew.
Same old-same old
Too often we take ourselves for granted. Maybe we don’t recognize all we’ve accomplished. We tend to think “same old-same old.” I could suggest that this year you mark the change of seasons with a new necklace from earthandmoondesign.com. “A New Leaf” was just designed & it is a sneak peak from our Fall collection. Not yet on our website, because we have some surprises & changes coming. If interested, PM me.
It brings to mind that wonderful movie years ago, same title, “A New Leaf” with Elaine May and Walter Matthau. Some of you are too young, so ask your moms. Rent it if you never saw it & be prepared to laugh.
There are other ways you could mark the start of a new season. Ways you can stretch yourself, take on new tasks, set the bar higher. I’ve done just that & every day I can’t believe I am getting through the 30 day , www.TheCHALLENGE.CO, a free yearly program out of the UK. Before stepping into it, I did not know about or use google drive, Feedly.com, Pocket, Evernote or bit.ly. Those of you in marketing probably use these tools, but they were not on my radar screen. I struggled to install them & now have to use them. I watched a video 10 times before moving on & sometimes had to skip & hop over a day’s assignment (like working with an keyword research spread sheet). I’m just through the first week of the challenge & that is a really appropriate title. I might even end up with an information product on Amazon or Kindle. We will see.
I didn’t think I could do this
My most valuable lesson is that I didn’t think I could do this. I should have known I’d give it my all which is the way I work & learn. You know, I didn’t know I could create beautiful necklaces. I didn’t know I could learn how to understand & use social media marketing. I didn’t know how excited I’d be at living my life to the fullest, every single day & at age 74. Imagine what you don’t yet know about yourself that you can do.