I finally had a chance to sit down today and take a look at what I accomplished in January and what's on my to-do list for February. January was an obscenely productive month. Who knew there was such an upside to being sad. I just put my head down and worked. And meditated. And read. And worked some more. The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer now so I'm feeling a bit more like getting out and re-joining the world.
I've settled into my daily meditation practice. It was a struggle at first because the last thing I wanted was to be alone with my thoughts, so to speak. But around the 3rd week of January I found myself looking forward to lighting the incense and sitting for 15 minutes. It makes a nice transition at the end of my work day.
I've been devoting quite a bit of my time in the evenings to my work for the Gold Mastermind program. I'll be lauching two large programs in Q2 and Q3 this year and there's still a lot of work to be completed for each program. Our first retreat is being held in Asheville, NC in early April so I want to be ready to talk about both projects then. And I have to confess, I'm really looking forward to a change of scenery. I'm staying a couple of additional days to check out the art galleries, visit a Japanese spa, and get in some horseback riding. As you can see from the picture above, Spring is beautiful in the Smoky Mountains.
April through July is going to be crazy busy with projects and travel this year so I want to get in a few days of relaxation to prepare. I usually hibernate in August when Santa Fe is overrun with tourists. Then things will be crazy busy again with projects and travel September through mid-November. No rest for the wicked, you know. I'll be in Las Vegas in early May and right now that trip feels very, very hard.
I haven't been a complete slacker this weekend, there's a new weaving in the works. I had a couple of false starts as I experimented with something new. Some weavings are just like that. What's in my head doesn't translate to the loom.