I have tomorrow off and am figuring out how to best use the time. I have a couple of ideas and wanted to share. Taking time for myself before the long weekend is so exciting! Oh, the possibilities! Here is my plan: Start right with a morning meditation. I want to take the time to set my intentions for the day. I always feel better going into the day with a plan. Swim with the pooch. A little floating and swimming in the pool is a great way to get some good Vitamin D and continue to clear my brain.
I was recently speaking to one of my friends about what she wanted to be “when she grew up”. Yes, I know this seems a bit silly but even folks my age (~11 years old) don’t know! It’s okay. We started talking about all the roles we have had in our career. Roles we liked and those that maybe weren’t amazing, but taught us something. I believe that every single role I have had in my career, even tending bar, has taught me life lessons. The lessons include: understanding human nature, customer-first thinking, how I want to show up as a leader, and what
There comes a time in a person’s life when they start to do some reflection on who they are, who they want to be, and lessons they have learned in life. This may be called a mid-life crisis or a breakdown or something else just as scary. It’s shouldn’t be scary though. I call it being human. I think we all should continue to strive to be a better human every single day. Some days I fail wildly but I wake up the next morning vowing to make the new day better than the last. One way I grow is by reading.
When I was young, my family spent our summers in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. Catty for short. These were great summers spent running around outside catching lightening bugs or swimming in the Catty pool or playing make believe with my brothers and sisters. There was one ritual during these summers, when we reached a certain age, that scared me beyond words. The high-dive at the Catty pool was the scariest thing to me. When I turned 8 years old, I was summoned by my Dad and his best friend, Wabs. It was time for me to jump off the high dive and plunge to my death,