I'm wrapping up 2011 to move forward into tomorrow. 2011 was the year of lighten and the word perfectly embodied the desires, sentiments and now accomplishments of this year. These past few days of 2011 I've still been in lighten mode. I'm cleaning the nest, packing boxes, making trips to GoodWill and using trusty Craigslist to sell off some things. We're making way for what's next in 2012.
2012 is going to be something special. At 32 I've found my passion and the word is getting out. My love project, Campaign for Confidence is growing and I'm so excited to see what 2012 will hold for it... growth in exponents, 1,000 women to join the campaign, a spot on the Ellen show (will you help with this one?) to share the message that healthy eating leads to loving your body and that it's time we stand for confidence and veggies!
Lacylike Herbal. Having an idea and making it happen. All that it's taught me, clarity on what I really want to do. Angeles and her talent. Getting to spend time with her and her love. The sweet notes of thanks they left. The energy we share and how easy it is to work together. Her art. Her pure heart. How much I adored it the first time I saw it and what it means to me now as we create together for my new website and what will be in 2012. Dreams come true.
The best sandwich I've ever made. The best sandwich I've ever had. Seriously it makes the list and it makes me want to go back to eating cheese, lots and lots of cheese. Homemade bread sliced and toasted then spread with pesto. Burrata cheese, fresh basil, heirloom tomatoes, black olives and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Hawaii. The vacation that changed everything. Climbing Olomana. My little brother stoked in his element. Our Sherpa. The best night of sleep I'd had in a very long time. Time and space away. The soul elixir that travel is for me and Cliff. The connection and re-connection with my love.
Lisa Thiele. The photo shoot that lead to our group health coaching classes. How aligned we are and the boost I feel after spending time with her. Magic. Tuesday coaching and Wednesday meetings. Time to unwind, de brief, connect, plan, dream, write on huge note pads, divide and conquer, ask and people say yes. The power of creation and the love of two women on a mission for good.
Minnesota. The Creative Connection. Lizzy. Bed drops.
The Florida sunsets. Gifts of clarity in a trade show. The desire to help women. The There You Are story.
Three months alcohol free! Cleanse. Lighten. Connection. Meditation. Herbal tea. Lots of herbal tea.
Cliff and The Hinge. Cliff and his iPad. How much he loves them both. That he's used to and willingly participates in my taking photos anytime, anyplace of anything. That he's my partner in every sense of the word. That we work on our marriage. That we work on ourselves.
Campaign for Confidence. My brilliant friends who always believe in me. Anthony for giving me the tools. Tim and Michele who have seen me through all kinds of transition. Maria and Mark at tobeadored photography. When I showed up at their house with two bags of produce and proclaimed I wanted to take nude head shots with veggies and their responses. So much good has happened because of their presence in my life.