I’ve had an incredible few weeks. Still no cell phone – just voicemail – so you can always leave a message, and I will get back to you. But it has been the most liberating experience for me. I’m going to lay back on the computer next. As crazy at it may sound, I feel as though my technology makes me anxious and sick. Though I am an introvert, and my computer is my safe place, nothing has given me more life, than showing up in real life with my friends in person. Catching up, talking dreams, hardships, victories. My life is simpler, and I’m taking care of my health first. I have written on my mirror, “If I don’t take care of me today, there will be no me to enjoy life tomorrow “. It’s a little sad I know ( I don’t know how long I’ll keep it on my mirror lol ), but it’s extremely motivating for me to put me – health first, where I have neglected to the last 10 years. ( It could be the mom in me that just loves to help others around me before myself ). With my career, there’s been all these methods of how to achieve your dreams and how much harder you have to work, and things you need to give up. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve given up much in my life, and others have given up even more for me, so I never take that for granted, but I do believe, I’ve experienced, that in God’s rest, I will find increase. Sounds crazy, and even stupid and lazy doesn’t it? But I’m learning that trusting God’s provision is real. In the last 3 months when I have been sick, in and out of doctors, not on my cell phone ( which you would think would slow business down ), spending more time with family and friends, we have seen provision financially and personally already close to what we made in 6 months last year, in 2 and a half. And what are we doing? LESS or REST I should say. It’s blowing my mind, and I don’t know if it’s a season, or if it’s just because I asked God to be tangibly real, or else I was done believing. But if there is no power in HIS truth, then whats the point of pretending there is. Anyway, I can say that I have never lived life how I get to right now. I’m loving the TIME. Time with incredible friends, time mentoring and meeting with amazing artists, and helping launching careers, time with my unbelievable family, time playing piano and writing more, and time meeting and planning with organizations and world changers who are literally globally changing the way life is for the better. BLESSED.
Got a couple of things on my TO-DO list:
Go skiing, and visit a Vancouver mountain.
Celebrate 10 years living in BC 🙂
CD launch concert – still working on details for an all ages venue, but if it all comes through it’s going to be stellar, and an amazing experience for the people involved, including myself.
I really want to launch a single on the radio again. I loved being on the radio before, and although I didn’t understand all the ins and outs of how it got there, or why my team at the time didn’t keep it going, I’d like a do over. To start again, with new songs, and still go nationwide.
Believing for all my doctors tests to be done and over. Meeting with the surgeon in a few weeks. Blah 😦
We have some pretty great partnerships in the works for our family/music/business/worldchanging, that we are really excited about, so I guess I’m just not wanting to panic about it, and just chillax into the work that needs to get done to solidify these things. They are so fun, so it doesn’t feel like work, but still – staying on track.
Our family may start a campaign to raise $10 000 for Free the Children, because one of Zac’s heroes – Spencer West is walking from Edmonton to Calgary for Africa and his clean water campaign, and Zac wants to join him. There’s also the Whistler one Climb in BC that’s going on as well. Pretty proud of my little man.
On a side note, someone I admire on a business/philanthropy level – W.Brett Wilson – replied to a mentorship tweet I sent him when he was visiting Vancouver. I was pretty excited about that 🙂 I attached his website link above for those interested. Got to admit, I think his website is pretty weird, but super creative so I have to give him props lol. I’d like to just have a tea with him. Even a 3 question conversation. I’m working on it 🙂
That’s it today 🙂 Sounds busy, but it’s not. Just PRODUCTIVE 🙂
( Book cover credit: Jason Stang )