and it’s november

by Joanna on November 2, 2012

Hi friends!

Long time, no talk.  Apparently it’s November.  Wow.  I feel like it was August like 2 weeks ago. Though I think of a lot of things I want to share with you, I just do not have the same energy or attention span this time of year that I do in spring and summer. Sometimes I just want to put my hands up and just say I’m hibernating through winter, see you when it’s sunny, but I do like writing and I figure it’s better to write sporadically than not at all for 5 months.

Here’s what’s been going on…

  • Life is busy and I feel like I’m just plugging along one day at a time but days are passing like three at a time.  I’ve been working hard to manage my energy through this season and I had a good thing going for a while but this week just knocked me out.  Hopefully I can pick it up next week.  With daylight savings on Sunday, I think I’ll be much better at least through Thanksgiving so I may have to try too too hard.
  • Mike was away for two weekends in October and I felt kind of guilty but I really enjoyed the weekends to myself.
  • I had my second coach training module last weekend. Wow. A lot of realizations, a lot to process. Lots of coaching skills to practice. And now back to complete sentences… I am so lucky to be doing my coach training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. The trainers and the other women in my cohort are amazing. The curriculum is transformational and fascinating. I am so excited to be starting a new career in coaching.  I originally wanted to be a teacher because I wanted to help people.  I’ve finally found the way I can and want to make a difference.
  • WE BOUGHT A CAR! Though this was one of our financial goals, this whole thing came up very quickly.  Like 10 days between when we started looking and when we bought.  Much more on this later.

This weekend we’re taking it easy. Mike has a fractured rib–ice hockey really welcomed him back–so we’re not doing too much.  Tomorrow we’re going to take a nice long drive in our new car to Magnolia’s at the Mill. Hopefully we’ll see some nice fall leaves on our drive.

I’ll be keeping myself busy with the following: writing and launching my business website, my first vision board party for potential clients on Sunday, and I ordered 4 books that came today. It’s going to be a good weekend!

Talk to you soon!

Question for you:

Naming cars–yes or no?  I say yes! My first car was Geoffrey, yes with a G. He was a junker but boy did I love him.  My next car was Chloe but that name never really caught on.  I’m ready to name our new car–I’m thinking Stella, Zoe, or Rhae–but Mike’s not feeling it. 

 

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1 Chrissy Norelli November 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Guys never do… Justen said naming cars was stupid UNTIL our roommate wanted to name his motorcycle – then it was cool…???

I like Stella. There’s a song that Danielle and I always listen to that brings back good memories, funny memories and just brings us to a great place. I think that’s the kind of feel a car should have.

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2 Becca Norelli November 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I agree with the name Stella! and naming cars is a must!

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