What have I been up to for the last month you ask?
I have been busy getting to know the Columbus Housewives and developing new networking ideas and venues! I also had the chance to go back home to my home town in Mansfield, Ohio. While I was at home I had the chance to spend some time with my brothers one of whom is a Marine Veteran. I had the chance to just embrace his conversation and be encouraged at his strength to keep moving forward and embracing the fact that until we want and create change in our lives we will remain stagnate! Different things motivate different people and with opportunity come risk! As we were returning back to our car, I saw a crown of people gathered around a water fountain in the town square area, It was a group pf volunteers from our small town community giving back and serving our homeless vets and families! What a humbling act of service to witness and served as a reminder that we all have our struggles in life and not to forget to pay it forward and lend a hand.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Get Motivated business conference in Columbus, It felt good to sit back and hear all the encouraging lectures and motivating stories that came from the stage. A few of my favorite speakers were Dr. Clarice Fluitt, Dr. Keith Johnson and Les Brown. I think my most valuable takeaway from this conference was about making space for positive change in your life, and learning that changes don t often stick because we have not created space in our consciousness for them, we tend to keep ourselves so busy that our minds get trapped in a circle pattern that we cannot escape from. I am learning I need to devote more time to openness and take time to stop and smell the fresh air, get rid of the negative and Toxic people and influences in my life! Work, Life, Balance has been a goal I have set for my Journey to 40 this year, learning that its OK to say NO and to start tracking my time that will better serve others and myself!
So for me June will bring new skills, new vision and most important learning to be patient with myself as I go along the way as it will bring fuel to my JOY in life! Breathe & Exhale....