Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
~ Alan Lakein
I’ve always been a planner. I freakin’ love my Franklin Covey planner. It goes everywhere I go. I love calendars. I love making lists. It’s how I wake up in the mornings. Brew my coffee, grab my planner. Not only do I plan my day, I also dream big. I create a world that is my future. Big, juicy goals.
These big, juicy goals are centered on the areas that hold a sacredness for me. The five ancient elements - Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Spirit. I base my Health Coaching on them too. I feel we need all five to be a fully, vibrational, healthy human. Earth is my nutrition. Eating a diet of living, nutrient filled food from abundant Mother Nature. Fire is my fitness, which in all honesty needs a bit of work at the moment. I used to be in dance class 4 hours a night and for the past, I can’t even count how many years, I’ve just been sitting behind a desk. I will work on this. Next is Water which is my self-care. These are my quiet moments where I recharge my energy, relaxation and healing therapies like essential oils and massage. Then we have Air which are my relationships - Family, friends, social events, school, community centers, giving back by volunteering. I could spend a little more time on this element. And finally, Spirit is … well, spirit. It is my spiritual practice – meditation, walks in nature, going within.
So a big part of these quiet daily planning sessions are imagining my perfect dream life. What would that life look like? Who do I have to become to live that life? I dug deep and found that the four words that resonated with that life are LOVE, HEALTH, ABUNDANCE and FREEDOM. These have become mantra, my “WHY”. So how do I fit these wonderful words into my life and move into my future?
LOVE - I try to approach every day and every situation with love. Am I perfect at it? No freakin’ way but I’m finding it easier to do each day.
HEALTH - This has been a main focus for a number of years. Since 2006 to be exact. 2006 was the year the movie, The Secret came out. It’s when I started learning about vibrational energy and quantum physics. It was then that I first learned of David Wolfe and Raw Foods as a way of life. I’ve been fascinated by the human body and energy healing ever since. It is why I attended The Institute for Integrative Nutrition for my Health Coach Certification and why I became a Certified Reiki Healer. Now I help others find their HEALTH. (Yes, in BIG CAPITAL letters!)
ABUNDANCE - This one also started from the movie, The Secret. (If you haven't seen it, you should check it out!) This is where I learned to dream big. I’ve been studying all the great mentors out there who teach people how to manifest their future. I am a big believer of “What you dream about, comes about”. I’ve always loved the saying… If you think you can or can’t, you’re right. I would rather think I can. All the time. And the frequency of abundance is LOVE so that is another reason why I try to approach every area of my life from LOVE.
FREEDOM - Freedom was a little harder for me to figure out but when I did, it hit me like a huge tsunami wave. It brought me to my knees and I wept. I wept for finally figuring out that I don’t have to be a slave to obligation. That I am free. To choose what I want, when I want. And how I want to live. To actually start living. To wake up to all my possibilities and my potential. To explore. To adventure. To LOVE.
And I have to thank Young Living Essential Oils for getting me to this point. They gave me a platform on which I could find my WHY. That I could take this giant leap to FREEDOM and ABUNDANCE. They are a company of LOVE and HEALTH. It all connected for me. The light bulb turned on and I never want to turn it off. I am so excited for my future and my limitless life. (P.S. - Let me know if you are interested in learning more about the opportunity of Young Living!)
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road
~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Okay, so let’s get to the plan, shall we? Even though I am a consummate planner, I do leave room for flexibility. So I have a plan but there is room for movement within it. Here is what the outline of my timeline looks like:
2/24 - Last day of work!
2/25 & 2/26 - Run errands, take care of obligations
2/27 - Fly out to Las Vegas
2/28 & 3/1 - Go apartment hunting in Henderson, NV and sign a lease
3/2 - Fly back to Boston
3/4 through 3/12 - Pack like a madwoman, Get rid of all my furniture
3/13 or 3/14 - Movers come to pack up all my personal belongings
3/15 - Clean the apartment one final time
3/16 - Spend the night with my best friend in the world! (You know you you are!)
3/17 - Start my road trip out west. Averaging 8ish hours of driving a day. First stop… Youngstown, OH
3/18 - Day 2 - Davenport, IL
3/19 - Day 3 - Grand Island, NE
3/20 - Day 4 - Georgetown, CO
3/21 - Day 5 - Drive over the Rockies to Lehi, UT
3/22 through 3/24 - Attend a 3 day Yoga and Essential Oil retreat with Young Living
3/25 - Last leg of drive to Henderson, NV
People keep asking me… why Henderson, NV. And my answer … Why Not?
Until next time….