Every January I act as the pronouncer for the Optimists’ Club’s spelling bee for local elementary and middle schools. The Optimists’ Club’s celebrate 100 years this year. Recently I was invited to the local club’s celebratory dinner. I sat next to the incoming West St. Paul president, a lovely man who shared his life’s philosophy.
His life is like a many-chaptered book, he said. Each chapter represents a distinct life phase. His job is to write each chapter as fully as possible. “Make yours full,” he added.
This was said as casually as if we were discussing the meal.
However, this wisdom entered me deeply.
As you may have noticed, I haven’t written my blog consistently for the last months.
My attention is being drawn to other areas of my life, including my creative writing, my real estate development and my activism. For those of you who don’t know, I write plays, screenplays, and novels, and am a landlord. And I work at the municipal and state level on promoting clean, local, equitable, affordable and reliable energy policies with Community Power MN.
I enjoy my newsletter writing. However, it’s not what I most want to say yes to, right now.
If you’d like to purchase my book, The Concise Coaching Handbook directly from me, just email me at elizabethatpursueyourpath.com. It’s $30, including postage and handling.
I am still available for individual coaching, for group coaching/presentations, or for corporate trainings. I just won’t be actively marketing them for now.
So this is a pause in my emails and in this chapter. I will save your email, and update you on my activities as it seems right.
May we pursue our paths, knowing when to close an old chapter to open up energy for other new chapters,
Best wishes, always,