Happy half birthday to me.
I got a lovely half birthday gift yesterday - my project life stuff arrived. I thought I could do a quick post but I have much to say, so tomorrow it is. And in one hour, we have friends arriving for supper and I haven't started cooking!
Flying by the seat of my pants :)
I'm still in somewhat of a funk (not only about the job; I have niggles about something else too but it's still in process mode) but I want to thank you for your lovely comments on the job post.
I particularly resonated with two of them:
Claudia who said that it's like being rejected by a guy you're actually not even interested in. YES! Exactly
and Lovely Cathy who said it was right that I didn't get the job... because I need to have the space to fully hold out for the job I really want. *sigh* so true. I mailed her back and said that's how my babies came to me.
I don't know that I've ever written about that (I have spoken to people about it) but I listened to a teleseminar in 2008 where the coach spoke about unconsciously sabotaging your (business) success.
I had an aha moment about my baby success. Like how on earth would a baby EVER fit into my super busy life. If you think I'm busy now, you had to see me then - SUPER busy, coaching, teleseminars, speaking, writing up a storm.
I decided to stop doing everything that other people could do and save my energy for things only I could do. So I started delegating like mad, ramping up my virtual assistant's hours and training her to do everything I could delegate. Over a few months I was only doing actual calls, writing actual articles, blogs and newsletters, doing actual talks. All the admin except emails was done by my VA.
And I do believe that creating that space helped us to have a successful 2nd IVF.
Nevertheless, let's talk about things I'm loving at the moment:
- Cooler Jhb weather and my favourite, grey skies
- Billy Joel - I keep thinking what would have happened if he didn't persist with his passion - I would have so much less joy in my life :)
- Toasted hot cross buns
- did you see my nail colour in this post? I was quite tickled when I told Cat “nice hair and nails” on an instagram pic and she said I gave her that nail colour. I loved it so much I bought bottles for a few other people.
- I showed Kendra the glued to Daddy pic in this post – she is quite taken that all of you like it so much!
That's all for now. Best I get cooking :)
How's your Wednesday been?
PS all pics in this post by Blackhuff. There were more adorable ones but she doesn't post pics of her kids on the internet and I respect those boundaries.
PPS if you want to see a super cute video of Connor, go here