I so get the back-to-school bug.
Even though I haven’t gone back-to-school in September since Grad School Round 2 back in 2004, I still feel it.
My husband and I wander the school supply aisles at Target. I get excited about new notebooks and new pens. I want to create personal syllabi and buy books and put important deadlines in my calendar.
In some ways, I go back to school this September.
My Curvy Yoga Teacher Training starts in two weeks. Yup, you read that right. (I KNOW!!!) In two weeks from this very moment (well, maybe not because of the time zone change, but whatever), I’ll be sitting in the new Curvy Yoga Studio getting my yoga learning on. I have no idea what to expect other than smashing all sorts of things I love into my brain. I expect to be busy and engaged and engulfed. This is so exciting.
But with that comes my need to prepare for this busy season. And one thing I want to make sure I don’t neglect are my friends. My clients. My tribe.
So, as part solidifying my plans and as part accountability, these are my plans for the next few months:
September: Goals at Choice.
Goals at Choice starts on Monday! I love this program. This is the second round, the first being last September. It is a great tool to set and keep daily goals that truly mean something to you. Not shoulds or musts, but goals that actually and intentionally reflect how you want to structure you day-to-day. This offering is one of the old-school accountability challenges that is more behavioral than reflective. (Although I sneak plenty of reflection in there.)
October : Find Stillness
I have had this program stewing on a back burner for a while, and I finally feel ready to clean it up. Name is still in development, but October will be focused on finding rest in each day. We’ll look at ways to find stillness, build time for peaceful moments, reduce distractions and noise. I have felt really called to create something that brings attention to intentional stillness. I’m super excited about this one.
November : Thankful In November
For years now – this will be four – I have encouraged gratitude focus in November. Several years, I participated in a daily photo gratitude practice. Last year, I created a free offering of essays and journal prompts around gratitude. I am thrilled to present Thankful in November again this year. Essays will be new. Prompts will be polished. And it will be free. I will mention it again here, but subscribe to my newsletter to make sure you don’t miss it.
December : happyHEALTHYholidays
happyHEALTHYholidays is an offering that is so close to my heart. I run it each December. The program focuses on self-care during the holidays and ways to embrace meaning and release expectations in this busy season. It was the first program I created, and I have such great memories of truly connecting with clients through this program. I developed it on vacation at the Outer Banks (when a washed-out bridge made it very difficult to leave the beach house), and I remember how on-fire I felt for coaching. I love that I am able to repeat this program and that it triggers the same feelings of excitement and newness every time I think about it.
January : A Lived-In Life
I cannot believe that I am already outlining an offering for January, but I have at least 5 pages of notes already. In honor of the New Year, we’ll look at how to build a lived-in life. A life that is comfortable and fulfilling. A life that doesn’t have to be perfect. A life that is enough and cozy and full of content sighs. It will last for either 6 or 8 weeks (I’m leaning towards 8) and will have videos, journal prompts, and group calls. This undertaking feels huge to me, but I think it is important to present this kind of information at a time when we tend to draft unrealistic and heavy resolutions.
I hope to see you in here somewhere!
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