I spent more time in hotels then I did in Atlanta this month.
Travel: Pittsburgh, PA; Dallas, TX; Grand Forks, ND; Springfield, MO; Delhi, India; Gwuahti, India; Seattle, WA
Work: I had a lot of diversity in the “roles” I played this month for work. I was able to work as a team member in North Dakota, have dinner with future leaders in Pittsburgh, speak to the future leaders in Dallas and use tools from work to impact young women in India. (more on India below)
I am learning that a career of 50% travel is not what I desire long term, but I would not have replaced the past 3 years of insight and perspective I have gained through being able to see the Brand all over the country. Crazy how fast the year is coming to a close and more thought is spent on 2019 as I only have a few events remaining.
Personal: In between work trips my weekend were filled with fun! I loved it, but i also turned October into a blur of sorts. My dad had not been to Sanford stadium for a game in 41 years, and to be able to enjoy it as a family, especially since the Dawgs are doing well, was a blast! A memory that will last a long time!
He is standing under…I am on the outside 😉
I love this man so much! We a joy it was to share this memory with him!
The following weekend my close friends and I went up to Boone to enjoy the cooler temperatures and get “away” from the noise and hustle of the city. hiking, family, food and laughs are always so refreshing.
Hip update- the good news- I went to see a new surgeon, the bad news- it was confirmed the surgery i had didn’t solve my problem and I learned I have arthritis on my hip. What now? I have Physical therapy and get to find ways to move that are not painful, but also can strengthen my muscles around my hips. As far as running long distances or frequently, that season is over. Which is hard to swallow, but thinking long term health, I have so many other ways I can move! Looking forward to getting back into swimming, yoga, weights and maybe try a pilates class!
Life coach certification- I am officially official! Anyone who emails me now will be I have the letters CPLC behind my name and the badge which shows I am a Certified Professional Life Coach! This is so exciting for me as I move closer to strengthening the passions and desires the Lord has put in my heart. I plan on having a website ready to go come January 2019 and work towards an additional accreditation through having 3-4 clients a week. Target audience: young adults who are experiencing a transition or shift from the familiar to the unknown.
INDIA: 10 days long. on a plane for 4 out of the 6…two 9 hour flights and 1 3 hour flight. 9.5 hour time zone difference. What is worth it? Absolutely!
As I shared with someone yesterday, the recalibration my heart receives when I travel overseas is selfishly so beneficial for me to reorder my priorities and truly think about what I do or do not need to be concerned with. We spent our time with young women who have experienced trauma through trafficking. As I learned last year, India is a sensory overload, but what I have noticed is sometimes I need that shock to “wake me” from the “wheel” of busyness I can find myself in through our western cultural expectations. God does work in mysterious ways and brings joy to the weary and broken. The love and care and ultimately the TRUST i witnessed them have in their loving Father was humbling. I’d love to share more, just ask!
My grandmother, who turn 91 in November, has pneumonia. Sickness at that age is burdening on all parts of her. Pray for her rest and recovery.
Fall holidays- as a “season” of hustle and maybe unspoken expectations comes into fruition, I pray that our focus remains on eternal things.