These last few months have been busy as I transition out of owning a plant business and into the new joyous style business (whatever form that ends up taking). As part of the transition I had to change the name of the business I owned. I pondered it for quite a few days. Here are some of the thoughts and ideas that passed through my head:
The retired plant lady
Free Woman (my daughter nixed that one thinking I might send the wrong message and there is already a free woman site) Metamorphosis (when my accountant wanted to know what I was going to call the metamorphosis)
Going back to my vision board I remembered my goal of freedom- freedom in time, freedom in thought, freedom in place and freedom in choice. That led to the new name “A Woman Liberated”. It speaks to me and will be a guiding light as I make choices about how to shape life after being the plant lady.
I am not free of the old business until January of next year and I could use that excuse as a reason to stop pursuing freedom right now but that would be another form of putting off life (which I have done for 31 years). Instead I have pulled out my 12 week year planner to remind me to take action every day towards my goals. I find that if I don’t take time to do this I will spend each day repeating what I have done in the past. Puttering around doing things that need to get done but that keep me stuck in the same place. And saying “I don’t have time to take on another thing” – which is an exhausting way to live. This planning forces me to prioritize each day to move forward and makes me to look at what I have done (or not done) each week. Putting me back on track to living the life of a Woman Liberated!
I picked up the planner again after a hiatus. The last time I had worked on it was for an August 9 completion. I discovered I had completed some of the goals.
- I sold my current business and completed the paperwork to get it done.
- Goal 2 to stay (or get) in shape to hike my 100 miles on the Pacific Crest trail at the end of the summer. I had accomplished most of the tasks but need to add in more hills and stick to the 1 drink a day strategy to really get it done. On the positive side the strength training was curing the plantar fasciatis and I was able to start running again after 18 months off. And I did complete my hundred miles (120 was the final tally).
- Work on this blog and an online color and style course are the items I have let slide. Looks like it is time to pick up the planner and figure out where this blog is going!