Let’s rock 2017, it’s essential!
I say this every year and I’m gonna say it again…OMG, I can’t believe I’m writing the year end post! I got up early on the last day of the year…on the last day I can sleep in for a while (LOL!) to enjoy some semi-peace and quiet, put on a face mask (for extra smooth skin for tonight’s party) and get some writing and editing done! I say semi because when you have 3 dogs, it’s well, you know! They are all quietly under my feet now. I think they felt sorry for me when I was trying to figure out how to edit my iMovie on my iPad Pro… grrr at first, but I did it! Not bad for a first attempt! You can see the results down below.
It has truly been a beautiful year. Full of ups and downs to be sure, this is def a #keepinitreal post. (I have several of those so take a peak!) I always admire the ladies who write their truth and then share it. Glennon of Momastery is amazing at this! It helps me to know that things are ok and life is tough, crazy and wonderful. I love sharing my triumphs with my social media friends and family, to be sure. But, I have also found that when I go to them for some uplifting and hope and help, they are right with me. In life and online.
One such lady who has been enormously helpful in my business life is someone I have never met in person! How can this be?! Well, I joined her business class, Lights, Camera, Branding and holy toledo has it been a whirlwind of learning! Having a coach, IMHO, is absolutely essential to growth and development. Coach Glitter (Tiffany) is one amazing chick and I def recommend looking her up!
Speaking of essential, I am reading Essentialism and it is a life changer! I am taking notes and highlighting and re-reading. It is a MUST! I am creating a budget (I’m the WORST, a terrible bookkeeper, I have NEVER balanced my accounts, yikes), I am making a personal and business schedule and best of all, I am learning about saying no. Last year, I said yes to just about everything. And, it was great!!! I moved outside of my comfort zone and that brings about growth. Now, I’m ready to be choosier. So, word for the year, 2017…yup, you guessed it! ESSENTIAL!
I am writing out what is essential for me to be the best human being I can be. It is deeply personal, but some of the things on my list are:
*Improve my health and the health of my family in REAL ways. Den has had a couple of scares and we are going to improve the way we eat and move, so do a 5K…like actually DO it. For time AND in front of people…scary. Fun.
*Finish writing that fabulous show that is inside my head and a little on paper. It is really and truly a great idea and I’m done talking about it. Time for doing.
*More personal practice on the piano. I did some cool things this year that I would NEVER have thought I would do. Played and sang a song in a show setting. Accompanied several hugely talented people, like Michelle Johnson at the Smith Center with her gorgeous and original song, played and sang The Blower’s Daughter and accompanied Ben Caron and his gorgeous and original song, at a dance concert for Greg Sample and Sample Dance, and I accompanied Jann Arden (stop it, omg) at a private event! I can feel how things are growing musically and with my hands. My coach and mentor and therapist (lol, what would I do without him?!?!) Jimmy and I have set up some rigorous and exciting practice work. My playing will be taking a huge jump this year…this momperformer is on it!
*Find more matches for Social Media clients. I love writing and I love helping others with their business and I LOVE social media! I’m going to up level my momprenuer business this year! I have some wonderful clients who believed in me early on and now things are really moving forward! I have a new Facebook page, Social Media Chick in Vegas and I am the Head Geek of Social Media for Geek Girls in Vegas!
*Dangerous Curves, my vocal jazz trio will have a new CD and we have just begun our work… this is kinda top secret and we’ve got oh-so-big plans so… ’nuff said ’bout that… 😉
There a couple other personal things and I promise to keep you apprised of the progress. So, here’s my iMovie, my year in review, 2016. Truly, I love you, friends. Have a beautiful New Year’s Eve, no matter what you are doing, and let’s rock 2017!
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