My day will take on a new meaning and shape soon. The past two years have involved bold decisions and gutsy lifestyle changes. But after the death of my mother and sale of the family home this year, I’m at another crossroad.
I’ve just returned from an indulgent winter escape. I soaked up the heat on my skin, dressed in over-sized pineapple-print shorts and just let the day evolve. I had no real decisions to make – other than a swim in the sea or the pool outside my bedroom window. While meal-times didn’t bother me, the languid strolls in search of a coffee fix were always an early morning priority.
But I’m home now. There’s a wide open stretch of road ahead of me. The vision board that’s been curated in my head, is coming to life.
Although each day takes on a life of its own, one routine is never compromised. The early morning walk with my spoodle, Chica. And we have options for each season and weather forecast. That walk happens rain, hail or shine. Chica seems to know when it’s time for me to stop and smell the roses, and I’m always left inspired and energised for the day.
I love breakfast with blueberries and green tea. It’s another non-negotiable. After checking into my online world, I spend the morning planning, creating e-courses and developing my membership site. This is my best thinking time – and when I’m most productive. By noon I’m ready to leave the house and engage with the world, and this is always over coffee and sometimes, after an Xtend Barre class.
Afternoons are spent with private career coaching clients, meeting colleagues or e-course collaborators. There’s always flex built in for the well-timed interruption or something spontaneous! By 5pm I’m ready to wind down and settle into the evening. If it’s a lovely summer’s night, there’ll be another walk with Chica, some quiet reflection and discussion with my partner over dinner, followed by a good dose of British TV.
My day will be imperfect, just the way I like it.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 3