Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Creating #reverb13 Day 11: Boldly go

#reverb13 Day 11: Boldly go

What challenges lie ahead in 2014? How might you meet them boldly?

Challenges in 2014 - we are in the process of buying our home.  I would love for it to be completed by April.  Since paperwork is not one of my superpowers (I have many but that is for another post ;) ) I will meet this challenge by dealing with it for 15 min. a day.  Checking in with the people I'm dealing with to find out what more they need, following up, etc. until it is completed.

 Another challenge is shifting/relaunching my coaching business.  2013 brought some clarity with where I want my "work" to go.  So in 2014 I'm launching a new website in conjunction with my adoption coaching business.  I will be offering adoption coaching for families who are in transition and bringing new family members in.  I will be able to offer this by phone, Skype (or other similar programs) and/or in person.  So this month I'm working on all the tasks and details associated with the business and plan to go for it at the beginning of 2014. 

I think a challenge that is always around, no matter what the year, for me, is the challenge to stay in balance.  As a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, coach, athlete, etc. etc. etc. I have so many roles and people that tug at my time.  I am doing my best to stay in balance.  To remember to take care of the basics...good sleep, great food, exercise.  The things that keep my body going and healthy so I am in the best place possible to greet life with joy.  The older I get the more I love my routines.  Don't get me wrong I love my spontaneity too :) but boy do I realize how much my yoga routine and The FlyLady system help me to stay in balance with all the rest of my life and challenges that pop-up. 

I will meet these challenges with grace and  being present in the moment. The good news is Interplay is helping me to be present, listen to my body's wisdom and "play" with whatever is in front of me the good and the not so good (i.e. paperwork).  

Another way I meet life's challenges are with a terrific support team and reading and taking in inspirational material (such as all the #Reverb13 blogs).

Wishing you all the best in 2014 to deal with your challenges - let me know if I can be of any help!



I was so excited to see Brene Brown's quote included with today's prompt.  I was lucky enough to have Brene as a teacher and friend when I completed my Master's in Social Work at the University of Houston in Texas.    If you haven't read her latest book Daring Greatly I highly recommend it :)






  1. Good luck on the purchase of your home. I hope it all goes smoothly. It seems we have many of the same goals for the coming year...exercise, eating right and keeping grounded. Since you have mentioned "The Fly Lady" a coupe of times I am going to have to check her out...Loved reading how you are going to succeed with your goal by 'daring greatly!...

  2. Christine I continue to be inspired by you and how you organize those things that are important to your heart. Thank you for showing me a road map for moving towards those things we want to achieve. I didn't know that you had studied with Brene Brown. That is so amazingly awesome! I have two of her books but didn't know she had one out on the topic of daring! I'm also like Darlene...I don't know about the fly lady and will have to look her up...maybe you can blog about her. I hope I haven't been something in your life that you are trying to manage (?). Good luck with balance...that is such an excellent goal!

    1. Ruth you for sure have been a grace maker not something I needed to manage!

  3. Yup, balance is so important. As is self-care for us women who spend so much time tending to the needs of others.
    Isn't BB the bomb? Her books changed my life, seriously. xx

  4. Good luck, Christine! Those all sound like such great goals! Balance has always been hard for me, and I'm glad you are going to actively work on it! And how lucky that you had BB as a teacher! Such good work, she does.