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I’m going on a pilgrimage

Posted on: January 3, 2019
I'm Going On A Pilgrimage

What are you looking forward to this year? Is there anything specific that you’re hoping to contribute or create?

I’m super curious about how 2018 might have changed you. If you’re up for it, I’d love to have you REPLY to this email and let me know. I’m all about sharing the learning.

There’s quite a bit going on in the world that I feel I’ve been changed by; especially in the last 2 years or so. I can’t say that I feel perfectly clear about how I’m integrating it all, but let’s sum it up to say I’m excited about how I’m growing and how that will continue to help me evolve my work and serve you.

I’m beginning 2019 in a way I’ve never begun any year. I’m going on a pilgrimage. I suppose that’s the best word. <3

I feel that Rob and I are closing out a certain chapter of our lives and that a whole new one is about to begin. We’re likely moving out of NYC within the next 12 months, and are excited for more nature and a slower pace.

Never thought I’d say that, but it actually feels like it will be the biggest fuel for our next expansion, in a similar way that the energy and buzz of the city used to be.

Somehow, a wiser part of me must have known that to close out this chapter and to begin the new, I’d need some serious time to reflect and some extra practice creating even better skills to be present, grateful, and let go of the “rushing through life” mentality that seems to sneak it’s way in.

I told Rob months ago that living for a month in Bali was on my bucket list. I said that I felt this was the time. If not now, it might not happen in this lifetime.

The next day I informed my team, rearranged my Feb schedule to accommodate, and booked my stay!

But even before my month in Bali this Feb, I’ll be living in Colorado for half of Jan as well, followed by a week in Montana with my little niece Lake, and nephew Lange.

While I’ll miss Rob and my family and friends, the first quarter is a time to go within, it seems. To clear my schedule more and do some deep thinking.

The beauty of it is, as my business has grown, I continue to have more time and freedom to do these things. Despite the fact that my old fear used to be “If I become more successful, I’ll have to work harder.” (If you’re hanging onto this too, it doesn’t have to be true.)

I’m excited about the things I’ll discover and bring back to you this new year over the next 60-90 days.

As I prepare, I thought I’d reach out to you and see if you have “pilgrimage” stories to share with me?

OR maybe this will inspire you to add in reflection and rest as a bigger part of your growth? It’s the most often missing ingredient that actually helps me make bigger leaps and greater impact.

Thanks for being along for the ride. <3

I can’t wait to keep you in the loop as I journey!

xoxo,
Mel

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