For the past six months, I’ve been in that blissful, frustrating, joyous, tiring, gratifying, happy place called motherhood.
Our little cherub, Freya Elle, is now 6 months old, and she’s the best baby ever to be born (accept for when she misses a nap).
So much has happened since Freya joined planet Earth, it’s hard to know where to begin.
To sum, I had an amazing pregnancy, a jarring birth, 2 weeks lost in a vast postpartum abyss, then 2 weeks of getting a slight grip on things. Around 4 weeks, I started to sort of enjoy life again. Then, somewhere between 6 and 8 weeks, I absolutely fell in love with being a mommy, and that is where I have remained (except for days of missed naps).
Some day I will tell my birth story, but not today.
Today, I’m writing about cussing.
My general rule has been to cuss rarely and lightly in writing. This is because I find heavy cussing unprofessional, and more importantly, my mother reads this blog.
I was planning to break this rule and use the f-bomb in this post, and here’s why.
As of this week, I am no longer on maternity leave, and I’m coaching again (wahoo!). And because I have a narrow, finite amount of time for coaching and creating, I am extremely selective about how I utilize that time.
In fact, I made the decision that ANYTHING I pursue professionally must thrill the [f-word] out of me.
If it doesn’t thrill the [f-word] out of me, I aint’ doing it. It’s that simple.
I realized in a short amount of time that this is an extraordinary way to gain clarity about how I truly want to focus my time.
I used the f-word because it signified that I meant business. But it need not be a word that requires you to wash your mouth with soap and water.
So the next time an opportunity climbs onto your lap, I challenge you to ask yourself: Does this thrill the Shiitake Mushrooms out of me?
If the answer is not a resounding:
…then move on, my friend. It’s not for you. Your time is precious. Life is short. Do what makes you burst with excitement and feel most alive. Go after the idea that you feel in your bones, is always on your mind, and there is a major disruption in the Force if you’re not pursuing it.
You might be thinking, “Yeah, but Allyson, I don’t have time to pursue the things that thrill the Fraggle Rock out of me.”
I say fiddle sticks. If it truly and honestly thrills the frappuccino out of you, then you have a moral imperative to find the time and space in your life to make it happen.
That’s the beauty of asking the question. Everything else that seems kinda fun or just OK, can float away for someone else to pursue.
All that said, I have some darn tootin’ exciting things up my coaching sleeve for 2017. I’m not quite ready to unveil these juicy nuggets just yet…so stay tuned…
What I can announce is that the idea of coaching you thrills the fruit cake out of me. And I’d LOVE the opportunity to help you answer what thrills the fragdaggle out of you. So if you’re ready to answer that question and take some life changing action, then book yourself some private coaching sessions with me.
All the information regarding my packages and prices are here on my coaching page.
I’ll also mention that I’m changing the format of my newsletter. I will continue to send a monthly newsletter on the first Wednesday of every month, with occasional email updates in between. But I’ll be sharing my Buy Local Spotlights, smoothie recipes, books I’m reading, productivity tips, and other cool stuff on Facebook and Twitter.
In closing, I hope your March is the shiznik.
Big hug, XO
PSS What thrills the horse puckey out of you? Leave a comment below and be sure to share this post with your mates.