This year’s word of the year was an easy choice – yeah, I confess, that’s a pun, but an incidental one.
You see, my word for 2019 is EASE. If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll know that I’ve been working with the concept of ease & connection for several months now.
In a July post, I promised to let you know how it’s going. I’m delighted to report that my practice of ease & connection has been rocking my world! I’ve been letting go of old beliefs around money, work, and self-worth. Those beliefs had me buying into the false notion that anything worthwhile must include struggle and strife. It’s taken a while, but through practice, I’ve come to see that my work is much more productive and valuable when I approach it from a place of ease.
The same holds true for life as a whole. Even the tough parts are better approached with ease than with tension.
That doesn’t mean that work – or life – is always “easy,” but it does mean that when I’m in a place of struggle or angst, I pause. I use my tools to get centered before moving forward again. It involves processing and releasing stress, and then approaching any given situation from a grounded and connected place.
Contrary to what we’ve been taught, it really works!
Thus, I’m continuing this practice into 2019, and I’ve chosen EASE as my word for the year.
If you take a peek at my vision board, you might notice that travel is something I’m planning to do more of this year. I’ve discovered that, while I’d make a horrible nomad (I love my home and recharge here), I do really enjoy exploring the world. When I travel, I bring back loads of inspiration for my writing and my work.
So, my Big Vision for 2019 and beyond is to offer luxury writing retreats 4 or 5 times per year. Some will be here in lovely Maine, and others in various places around the world. When I’m not leading retreats, I’ll be writing. I’m currently working on three books – yeah, at once – with more in the queue.
I’ve already signed the contract on a retreat venue for July 2019, in mid-coast Maine, on the ocean My first transformational luxury writing retreat is happening this year! I’m so thrilled. I love how ease and connection – and the support of my amazing biz coach and her community of inspiring women – have already allowed me to step into my callings in a more powerful way.
Here’s to EASE, connection, and inspiration in 2019!