It’s Thursday and all day I’ve kept thinking it was Friday … cool … another day to do some SKIL2 work.
I posted my work To Do list at the beginning of the week and I’ve achieved about 90% of it … plus all the extra stuff that comes along.
Life Dreaming got the short straw so I have designated all next week as Life Dreaming Week … much to my brother Marc’s (and business partner) relief … that boy can nag ever so gently… even when he’s travelling through the US.
SKIL2 has meanwhile bounded along … I’ve been doing up a pile of notes from the two 3 hour meetings that the Depaul Ireland SKIL2 Team have had (with me as Chair) … heaps of great stuff.
I’m also typing up notes I wrote for a SKIL2 information pack … which Marc will make fab with his genius design touch.
And … I created an invitation only Group on my SKIL2 network for my Depaul SKIL2 Team. The rest of the areas on the network are open to anyone.
This will be the space where we email … upload and share files … chat about ideas … and generally develop SKIL2 between meetings.
It’s the first time for some Team members to participate in an online network (other than Facebook) so I’ll be interested to get peoples feedback.
I think it’s miles better than just email.
And … I’ve taken Coco on 2 one hour walks a day since Tuesday … we both enjoy it.
Yesterday we got caught in a quick rainstorm (what? rain in Ireland in summer … how unusual … not) and I happily sheltered under a tree.
Coco went and checked that the sheep were ok.
It’s 3 days now and she still comes back and lies down like a trained sheep dog when I call ‘ Back Here’ … it worked even when she was chasing a rabbit today.
So proud of her.
See how she goes into the point position?
We had a lovely sunny morning walk today and I love seeing how the light comes through the trees … it makes it kind of magical.
When we were walking along Coco spied a pigeon … who tried to quietly sidle away … pigeon not Coco.
And … all the plans for healthy eating have been met … not a chip … chocolate … cake … take away … alcoholic beverage … has passed my lips since Friday.
It’s all healthy and about 2 litres of water a day … I’ll have to do something crazy soon as all this clean living is OTT for me.
And there’s always something that puts our lives in perspective.
Someone I love very much has been going through a very hard time … and this week we spent hours emailing back and forth … listening and sharing and just being there. They are feeling much better than at the beginning of the week and also realise there’s a way to go … pretty much a life time.
I’m so proud of them … it takes immense courage to say you need help … that your life is really unhappy … and that you want to create a better life for yourself.
And it takes even more courage to start taking the small steps to connect to your own power … to really reflect on the habits, patterns and pain that you want to change … to speak your own truth … and worry less about what other people think … to make some real choices about who you want to be and how you want to live your life.
I stopped being a good girl about 20 years ago and as a result I am really happy and content most of the time.
I visit the Sunny Funny Garden every day and it’s getting a kind of Secret Garden look about it. If the sun shines over the weekend I’m going in to do some weeding.
Anyway dear reader … I hope your week has gone well.
I’m off to walk Coco again.