Hi. I haven’t forgotten you. I actually had posts scheduled for last Friday, Monday and yesterday.
I went back and forth between posting my regular content that was scheduled and writing a reaction to last week’s events (which I did and chose not to publish). And then I decided to stick with what I felt in my heart, and that was simply not to blog this past week.
I felt compelled to leave a note here today because I want to wish everyone a very happy holiday and New Year and thank you for your friendship, advice, and support.
If anything has come out of the events of the past week, I know we will all take the time to be grateful and love the ones we are with. I know I will and have been.
This will be my final quiet week and a half – it looks like things will be very busy for Big Leap after the New Year and I am filled with gratitude. Now I wish I had enjoyed the last three months more and not worried so much about the future! Figures.
I’ll pick up after the holidays with some good stories about Patagonia and Nordstrom. As well, the Flash Friday Series will continue with some cool stories from readers you might know.
I’m looking forward to being home and spending time with my husband, dogs, and good friends. We’ll be skiing, playing, eating and drinking. Good friends will be visiting from Seattle and my husband is trying to replicate the famous sauce used in the steak frites at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte in Paris (!). I will be attempting a gorgeous layered red velvet cake. Then, I will be prepping to start the Paleo 30 Plan in January to get fit for my race in August. I’ll share more in January.
What about you? Any fun plans or challenges on your list? I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and New Year.[ssba]
Erin Feldman says
Merry Christmas to you, your husband, and your dogs! Perhaps it’s strange to send a wish to animals, but I talk to (not with – that would be weird) my cat.
Challenges? Well…I’m implementing some changes at Write Right in the new year. I’m also honing my pitching skills so that those changes will bring about results. My fun challenge is getting ready for the Tough Mudder in April.
Lisa Gerber says
OMG – you’re doing Tough Mudder? That’s amazing. And? I always talk to my dogs. 🙂 Merry Christmas, Erin. 🙂
Kaarina Dillabough says
All the best to you! Enjoy the holidays, and I wish you a prosperous 2013. Cheers! Kaarina
Lisa Gerber says
Thanks, Kaarina, and Happy Boxing Day to you. 🙂
Jennifer Fortune says
Lisa Lisa Lisa, I am struggling with this this issues: life and work balance. This issue has recently arrived since Mother Nature has recently decided to drop 100 inches of snow in my backyard playgroud here in Lake Tahoe. As I just learned from John Loomer’s latest Blog-I should live in the now and the current moment. So here I am sitting at my desk thinking about selling houses here in Lake Tahoe and it hit me. This moment of exhausation-Lisa, can I call you doctor Lisa? Do I after 6 solid days of nothing but snowboarding, do I have a powder hangover? and is this hangover interfering with my work I ask myself? Is this becoming a problem? As I think about the answer what pops to my mind is this, I should enjoy this storm and every happy, healthy snowflake that finds me here in Lake Tahoe and when my next client comes and is ready to go look at houses I can only hope that the sun will be out and the clouds will part (temporarily) and my brain will regain focus and my “problem” will be solved. In John Loomer’s world- life is a bowl of cheerios and he teaches us to enjoy each and every one of them even if are toes and fingers turn orange.. In my world and yours as well Lisa and all the other powder hounds out there we should enjoy each and every storm (over 6 inches) that finds us as our skis and snowboards are meant to keep us in balance. They help us stay creative as we draw beautiful art lines in the snow and gives us an opportunity for some true social networking on the chairlift. As I think about my next fix since it is snowing out again, I should remind myself that I also need to work so my solution is get up early, get some powder in the morning when its the best and then go to work with a smile on my face and make another sale and wait for the next storm!