I may be alone in this, in fact, I almost feel a little crazy admitting it, but I think that I actually LOVE January. Alright, so perhaps being my birth month makes me a little biased, but despite being in the dead center of the bitterest cold part of the year, I think this month may have a few things going for it.
Despite my being pretty laid back and generally going with the flow, I have always loved making plans, setting goals, and "attempting" to be organized. January is such a fresh month.
A fresh new year with blank new calendars and planners.
A near-guarantee of a crisp white landscape out my window.
Weather that makes staying in pajamas layered with sweaters whilst cradling a frothy cappuccino socially acceptable (perhaps even Instagram worthy stylish).
Holiday decorations are packed away, and the decluttering that I had to do to be able to put them up in the first place means that the house is actually almost adult-level presentable for once.
The farmer has a few more hours in the day to spend around the house from time to time, so a few of the honey-do's are getting done, and I have an extra set of hands with the end-of-day-disaster-clean-up.
The eldest babe being back in school means that the toddlers are playing quietly together.
All in all, it is inspiring me to work on some "mommy homework" while the kiddos work in their activity books: clarifying what feeds my soul, and how it all comes together with making you beautiful people more connected to your everyday love. I am working through an amazing e-book that I have had for a few years but finally took the time to print into an actual, physical notebook that I can scribble all over. Ahh, how I love to be able to scribble all over. I think every business book should have scribbling space built in. I hate losing my notes for the ones that don't, but I would never be able to bring myself to do any big picture thinking digitally.
(I would highly recommend Kristen Kalp's Go Your Own Way to any business owners who want to take a closer look at their big picture and how to translate it into actionable bits... http://brandcampblog.com/goyourownway/)
I can't wait to share my insights with you all soon.
Wishing you an inspired January leading to a more authentic and wholehearted year!