At this time of year the online white noise becomes almost unbearable, ‘set goals’ – ‘choose your word for the year’ – buy buy buy – competing, selling stuff, networking, it’s all so ‘driven’ and I am giving myself permission to opt out, to press the ‘Reset Button’ as one of my favorites online Cerries Mooney shared recently.
The idea of a ‘Reset Button’ really resonated with me, thanks Cerries I love your outlook on life.
Firstly we wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful New Year.
Thank you all for being here with us, and sharing the adventures!
The ‘Reset Button’
All around me I see others sharing big plans for 2017, posting about workshops and webinars and eBooks, and I am yet to get my first book written. Although I did create my very first condensed version of something I’ve been working on The ‘Life Mapping Italy’ Project and you can download a 15 page outline from Session One here for just a dollar.
I find that I could research forever and never take a step forward, that I’ve been ‘writing a book’ for ten years but don’t have a first chapter completed. That I’ve been going round in circles chasing my tail.
Luckily my darling husband tells it straight, he is always the one to remind me of all that I have achieved, of all that I have to share and he doesn’t listen to my excuses.
I have decided to push the ‘Reset Button’ and it feels good!
Sam and I have been working together each night to ‘create’ next year, 2o17. My book is actually underway, I’m getting back to basics, back to posting here, back to sharing.
I’m feeling that it’s time to return to our roots, to rediscover the dream we created moving here, to nurture our health, to simplify, to connect with friends and to share the joy I find in the Simple Life we are living.
This last year I’ve been away from the blog, I’ve been finding it hard to write, to share, to create, for a number of reasons.
The ‘white noise’ took over and I got lost in the online world of creating a business, posting to social media, trying to figure out instagram (nope I don’t have a mobile phone), subscribing to so many ‘experts’ in the hope of creating an income, I’ve been driven by the thought of making some moola, feeling driven to find a way to contribute financially to our life here.
It wasn’t until our trip to Genova that I saw how far I’d drifted.
My dear friend Di Mackey reminded me in her gentle way, and with Sam along we have someone to hold us both to account (we tend to have a million ideas with little action lol). Di shared about our visit at her Blog and this is a little segment (I’m hoping she doesn’t mind my sharing as this post is a spur of the moment thing and I’ve not asked her permission).
“Lisa and Sam challenged me. I didn’t tell you but somehow the conversation turned to reminding me that photography and writing are important. They’re things not to be put down as I work my through my need for some kind of financial security.
They reminded me that there’s a need for balance in every area of my life. That I don’t need to stop with photography and writing …
And so … it’s begun.And it is time.”
Time to press RESET!
Thanks for listening and a Merry Christmas xx
and the gang x