Well, it has been one heck of a different year--that's for sure!
If you've been with me for awhile you know that last January I found out my job after 21 years with Northwest Airlines was being eliminated. Mine wasn't the only one.
Now one might think this is a horrible way to begin a year. But if you've been with me, you know that I found the news actually freeing. How can I say that? Because I prepared myself for the possibility.
Well, if you believe in laws of attraction, you might say I asked to get laid off. That might just be the reason. Even if this what happened I have used this law of attraction the remaining of the year.
I had the most wonderful experiences all year long, meeting the most wonderful people from all over the world. I've never done that while working for an international airline!!
God has been very good to me this year and He even saw to it that my kids gave me Elmo LIVE for Christmas! I've only wanted Elmo--any Elmo--for many years!
The Twelve Months of Twenty-o-Nine.
January: The first month of my new life. I was set free to do anything I chose!
February: My husband, Mark, and I traveled to the Smoky Mountains.
March: My last day at NWA but celebrated with friends and family!
April: Discovered exercise can be bad for your health by being slammed into a wall after "falling" off the treadmill! (It was pretty funny actually.) Signed on with Marcia Wieder to become a Certified Dream Coach.
May: Youngest son graduated from college!
June: Back on treadmill after my knee healed! Traveled to Pennsylvania to see daughter/son-in-law, Oklahoma to see brother- and sister-in-law. Got new flooring in the kitchen and living room.
July: Hosted a "goodbye NWA" gathering with friends and family. Mark and I took a dream trip to Maine (Portland and Bar Harbor).
August: Installed new bath tub. Wrote my first book, "fiftysomething" about my thoughts and experiences leaving a job after so many years and who were the greatest influences in my life.
September: Published, "fiftysomething," and this website was born.
October: Attended Dream Day with Marcia Wieder in Corte Madera, California. Second website, My Dream Architect.com was born (still under construction).
November: Attended another conference, this time in Huntington Beach, California with Adam Urbanski's Attract Clients Like Crazy bootcamp where my book, "fiftysomething" was featured by Donna Kozik (click here to be part of her Book 'em & Hook 'em class!). And THEN I received a contract job for the same type of work I did at Northwest!!!
December: This month brings to close a year that was filled with so much excitement, new opportunities, new friends, new family members (births, weddings), and a life filled of dreams come true.
I had been reminded just the other day that my dream life--as stated a few years ago--was to wake, drink my morning coffee while reading the paper, with my dog at my feet and then retiring to my den to begin my day of writing.
I am living my dream life. Are you ready to live yours?
"I believe; I believe. I know it's silly, but I believe."
-- Susan from Miracle on 34th Street
(my absolute favorite quote)