Monthly Archives: February 2016

Back in the Saddle Again

cabinfevercatWhy, hello there! You might not recognize me, it’s been so long. February has been quite a trying month. I was really sick with a long-lasting cold, a member of my extended family passed away, my Mom has been ill and in and out of the hospital, and those are the highlights. So, yeah, it was a rough patch for sure.

Mom is doing better now, and on the path to healing. I’m finally feeling better, too, and have some energy to get back on track. My to-do list, as you might imagine, is quite lengthy. But I’m just so glad to be feeling better that I’m taking it easy and not pressuring myself to get a bunch of stuff done all at once.

When I looked over my accomplishments from February in my Leonie Dawson day planner, it was good to see that I actually did get some stuff done. Besides reading, that is – I did read quite a bit while I was sick, because I didn’t have energy for much else. I finally read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (very good but heartbreaking), and I also read Love Over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith (lovely writing), Clariel by Garth Nix (excellent!), and The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You by Mike Dooley (very much worth reading), among others less noteworthy.

I made some good progress on the Heart of the Goddess spiritual mentoring program we’ll be launching in April, our Alchemy of Core Beliefs course is going well (we have a terrific group of students), we’ve set up an in-person workshop for March 19th, and we’ve made two of the videos for a new series we’re collaborating on. I also kept up with my daily practice of meditation and journaling, even when I was really sick. So, there has been progress.

We didn’t work on our revisions for our fiction, and I’m not sure what we’ll do for a schedule for that. BlackLion and I are figuring out if now is the time for that or not, since we have a lot on our plates for Feline Dreamers already. If not, I’ll probably switch to working on revisions for my solo novel, in my spare time (ha!).

My mini-goals for this week are:

  • continue to work on writing materials for the Heart of the Goddess spiritual mentoring program
  • promote our Spring Into Action workshop
  • get back on track with blogging
  • get caught up on my assignments for the biz coaching course I’m taking

I hope your week is productive and fun!

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Sick and Tired…

I don’t have much progress to report, and I missed Sunday’s post. The lingering cough I’d had for a few weeks now turned back into a full-blown cold, so I haven’t been doing much this week other than resting and reading.

Today I seem to have a little bit more energy. I started to write a Facebook status, and it turned into a whole blog post. It feels good to get back into my writing, even if only a little bit. That said, I have been doing my morning journaling practice, even when I’ve felt yucky. It’s such an ingrained habit now that I do it (and the meditation that precedes it) pretty much no matter what.

I did finish reading one of the craft biz books on my Kindle. It is How to Make a Living With Your Writing by Joanna Penn. A lot of the ideas were familiar to me already, but I did glean some new ones as well. I like her writing style and the resources she provides. It’s definitely worth a read if you are wanting to make a living as a writer/creative.

Before I got sick(er), I did make a list of bookstores and shops where I’d like to have my books. Both of our meetings with collaborators last week went really well. I’ll have more news about those upcoming offerings in the weeks to come (they involve videos and an in-person workshop). So I guess there was more progress to report here than I’d thought.

Now I’m going to go back to resting. One good thing about being bedridden is that I’m catching up on a lot of great reading. My cat Percy is such a little healer – he’s stayed close by my side the whole time. I’ll hopefully be in a much better state on Sunday, with mini-goals to share. Blessings!


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In Progress

Things are going along pretty well so far this week. All of my mini-goals are in progress, and there are some other things I’ve been accomplishing for my business. This despite feeling really ill yesterday – a lingering cough decided to become a full-blown cold again, for unknown reasons. I’ll be glad when I get back to full health. Working on it.

Here are my celebrations for this week so far:

  • Mom came home from her second hospital visit yesterday, and seems to be doing better. She has appointments in the works to help figure things out on a bigger-picture level. We’re hopeful.
  • Had a terrific solo walk on Monday morning, musing and pondering as I climbed hills. Also did a huge dance session on Sunday.
  • We have a coffee chat and a phone discussion planned for later this week, both about collaborations that will help with expanding our Feline Dreamers community.
  • Our Alchemy of Core Beliefs call yesterday went well. I love this group and how everyone is showing up!
  • My creativity is flowing and I feel like my projects are super interesting and sparkly. It feels inspiring!

Have a good week, and send along some healing vibes if you have energy to spare. Thanks!

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