Motivational Monday: Planting Seeds for the Future

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Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years? This is not an easy question to answer, so take your time and really think about it. Don’t limit yourself–this is your dream and your life.

Once you know where and who you want to be, write it down. Then … check out this cool website, with step-by-step instructions for making your dream come true.

Have fun!

Until Wednesday, and wishing you big dreams,


Fantastic Friday: Spring Fever!

Seattle Arboretum

Seattle Arboretum, Japanese Gardens

Here in Seattle, we’re having perfect weather– brilliant, blue skies, with temperatures in the mid 80s. It won’t last, and is in fact due to end today, but this entire week has been amazing.

I have the worst case of Spring Fever…Which makes it kinds hard to settle down and work.

Between the seductive devil on one shoulder sweet-talking me with a sly, “Forget about work, Ann–let’s go out and play. You know you want to,” and the angel on the other whispering in a voice sure to attract the attention of my conscience, “You have goals and deadlines, Ann, and as a responsible adult, you really ought focus on your work,” deciding which one to listen to has been a real struggle.

Then I figured out how to satisfy both my devil and my angel and enjoy myself in the process. How? By carefully balancing work and play. I’ve been working until lunch, then spending a few hours outside, then writing for a few more hours. Successfully avoiding both feeling guilty for slacking off and feeling deprived for missing the gorgeous weather has been great.

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Until Monday, and wishing you a weekend filled with balance and joy,