Going Offline For #YESvember

by | Oct 27, 2013 | Wellbeing | 0 comments

YESvemberIf you haven’t already, I highly recommend signing up for Mike Dooley’s Notes From the Universe.

I subscribed years ago and the novelty still hasn’t worn off. The email normally lands in my in-box around mid-morning and I literally cannot wait to open it.

Some days the message is just cool, other times it makes me smile or laugh, very often it pertains to an issue I’m currently dealing with, and then every once in a while it makes me sit up and go WTF? Really?!

Which is precisely what happened on Friday

Not what you should do, Angela, but what you want to do; let this be your guiding light, forevermore.

I see you shining,
The Universe

Trust yourself, Angela, as much as you trust me.

Now, I’ve come across this school of thought before, but clearly it didn’t have as much of an impact on me. Or maybe it’s simply a case of ‘when the student is ready, the teacher will appear?’

Lately I haven’t much felt like blogging or being online, instead I’ve felt this pull to return to the age old art of storytelling. Fortunately a creative writing workshop coincided with this inexplicable urge, so I’ll have a place to explore my sudden need to be creative.

For the next six weeks I’ll be spending my Monday evenings playing, writing, exploring, adventuring, and just having fun.

My friends Jules and Sandy, co-founders of the Thrive Hive, are also running an initiative called #YESvember, which I’ve committed to. I’ve yet to nail down exactly what I’m saying yes to, but I have a couple of ideas I’m bandying about right now.

Note: Sadly, Thrive Hive is a thing of the past. Jules and Sandy have both moved on to other endeavours. The idea of #YESvember is still worth looking into though, so give it a go the next time November rolls around.

Anyway, the long and the short of it is I’m signing off for the month to focus on these two things. If you’re keen to know when I’m back, but can’t be bothered to try and remember yourself, just subscribe and I’ll pop you an email closer to the time.

Until then, remember to do what you want to do, not what you think you should do. It’s a hell of a lot more fun.

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