July 20th, 2012
This past weekend, three girlfriends and I went up to Bodie National Park, which is an old gold-mining ghost town right near Yosemite. I chose this place for a photoshoot (for my upcoming changing of the guard of my website…if you will) for it’s vibe. Old town, with tons of character, in the middle of a nowhere, absolutely gorgeous, tucked away within a hilly, big-blue-skied-with-white-puffy-clouded area. It was so beyond gorgeous. But what was also so beyond gorgeous was the crew of people that I was with. And how magical the whole experience was. To the (legitimately) haunted hotel, to the local (and only) restaurant and bar next door, to the stories from the locals, and the conversations that happened as a result of four amazing people getting together to do something fun, creative, and out of the box. As I was watching us be there, while we were there, I couldn’t help but feel that something magical was happening. And that I was SO DAMN GRATEFUL for however I got there. In those moments. With those people. Having those conversations. We never know what life has in store for us. All we know is that we have to keep moving in the directions that feel Good. Resonant. Sparked. Fulfilling. Excited. Last weekend was a lesson in that for me. I wanna hear all about you. Don’t forget to leave a comment below. Love you guys. For reals.
It’s Friday. Time for some gratitude.
It’s so easy to be in our heads and think about how much things ARE NOT going the way we want, or focusing on things we DON’T have. So…I’ve decided, that at least once a week, on Fridays, we should all take a minute to focus on things that ARE going well. Things we’re grateful for. I’ll be putting together a list of things that I love. That I’m grateful for. Or happy about. All from this week. I’ll go, then YOU go. Leave a comment on the blog with some of the things you’re grateful for RIGHT NOW.
When all else fails…and especially when you don’t want to…Try gratitude.
I’m grateful for:
Gary and the suggestion to check out Bodie. For Shannon, Natalie, and NJ for coming along and making the trip so beyond wonderful. Beautiful scenery and national parks. Support from loved ones. Learning from my mistakes and trying not to repeat them. Serendipity and chance encounters. Laughing. My clients. Country music. Wondering what it all means. Pondering. Truth. Two-stepping. Twitter connections. Love. A drizzly day. Movies with my best friend. Movies in general. Waking up rested. PG tips. Feeling strong. Technology. The unknown. The possibilities. Being scared and doing it anyway. My dog, especially when he’s smiling. A roof over my head. Kale. My family. Saying no when something doesn’t feel right. Saying yes all the other times. Going with my gut. Reaching out for help when I need it. Having people to be on the other end of the phone when that happens. A weekend with virtually nothing planned.
Later today I will be outside with my dog and his cute little friend Violet. Then, the day is wide open. What a great feeling.
Now you tell me what YOU’RE grateful for. Make sure you leave a comment below with your list and if you’re not already on my mailing list…GIT IN THERE so I can tell you when new stuff happens!! And if you want to see what this coaching thing is all about (I mean…total life overhaul, no big deal) click here for a sample session.
Here are some pics from this past week.
Thank you guys so much for reading. For sharing. For being a part of all of this. Have an amazing weekend.