The process of looking at the past year and thinking of what the next will bring continues… (courtesy of a very cool project — #Reverb10)
December 6 – Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
The last thing I made was a painting that I painted together with my daughter for my father’s birthday. This was our first oil on canvas creation and it was fun to see it emerge.
December 7 – Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?
The 2010 for me was the year of the online community. This year I created the Facebook page for expatriates, I improved the LinkedIn Group “Ask a Cross-Cultural and Expatriate Coach”, I grew my blog subscription (also a bit of a group), and I joined pages and groups that were interesting. In 2011 I’d love to connect closer with an artists’ community.
December 8 — Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
My magic is in the energy of Tinker bell. The mischief coupled with kindness and ability to see the light of each person I come in contact with are what make me different.
December 10 – Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?
The wisest decision I made last year was to remember to treat myself to things I’ve always wanted to do and never allowed myself to – and along with that, to realize that I am so much more than what the outside world defines me to be. So far treating myself resulted in signing up for a painting class, giving myself a break from work when my body and soul tell me to, and taking a few tennis lessons.
Taking this step of considering myself was so profound that I wanted to bring it to other people. So I created an Expat Club: 10 Weeks of Wisdom Program that other expatriates can take and see what unravels for them.
December 13 – When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?
My next step is in line with treating myself… this time to a no-work-and-no-computer-at-all week. I need to recharge.
Remember we are still registering for the Expat Club: 10 Weeks of Wisdom program. It has been specifically designed around expatriate issues and concerns and it’ll help you feel supported, encouraged, and inspired. Sign up here.
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