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All this week, I've been feeling a heaviness that didn't start to lift until I named it.
Everyone in our home has had Omicron over the past two weeks. We are all finally negative and all cases were thankfully mild. Like many of us, all this comes after weeks of altered or cancelled holiday festivities and postponed gatherings with family and friends. Another year of not having events that used to be pillars of our family ties and seasonal traditions.
Despite the negative tests this week, there's an uneasiness that isn't leaving.
There's a collective heaviness that this environment is bringing us, and I think it's important that we name it and move through it together.
This is real. It's here.
We're coming up on two years of living in a global pandemic environment, and so many of us are carrying with us and learning to move through so much that never have before:
Every year I choose a word to guide my experience. Something I wish to cultivate for the year. I had been wondering for weeks what it would be for 2022. It came to me suddenly and I just knew.
Here's what it means to me: I am ready to go deep and all-in - with my relationships, with my passions, with my projects, with my community, with my clients, with my own spiritual work, growth and self care.
In 2022, I want to be fully present with everything I do.
I want to cut down multi-tasking and screen-time to a minimum.
I want to make things with my hands.
I want to make the time to read and write more, listen to music and take walks.
I want to sit with my friends without distractions.
I want to spend very present time with my partner, my son and our family.
I've recently been going through another layer of healing around money, and it has been absolutely profound.
When you become an entrepreneur after being employed for your entire adult life - one of the most impactful changes is that suddenly every penny is up to you in this very direct way.
When I was sitting in my cubicle or office for 12 years in my many jobs in consulting, HR, communications and advertising, I could have had a bad week, a slow week, a frankly kind of lazy week. Nevertheless, my paycheck would arrive just as it had on the weeks I kicked ass at my job.
As an entrepreneur, suddenly, you need to plan for financial consistency and build it into your business. No one will do it for you. You could make zero dollars or all the dollars. It's all directed by your energy, your drive, your plan and your execution.
And if you have any mindset or energetic hangups about money - which most of us do - your business suddenly becomes an opportunity for personal...