Life is FULL. Not busy… full. I’m managing my time differently, investing in different people and projects and filling my plate with more people, experiences, and things that bring me more joy.
Which means saying no to a LOT more. In fact, I made a challenge to my FemCity Des Moines group to get rid of one thing a day for TWO months. And I’m way beyond that so far and not even halfway done. Weight. Lifted.
Here are five ways I’m spending my time that is totally rocking my world.
1. MY MARRIAGE. Z and I are training for a sprint triathlon, which is such a fun way to support one another and also give our body’s some love. We’re also doing all the fun things like setting up our bank accounts and planning groceries together. It’s a blast and he’s a fabulous partner to do life with.
2. THE WATER RIDE. For the past five years, I’ve planned a bike event in Des Moines to raise money for clean water (and now education) in Ghana. 25 miles. $25. August 26. Consider pedaling around the trails in Des Moines and supporting our friends in Ghana so they can have an opportunity to drink clean water, go to school, and keep a job. Here are the tickets.
3. READING. I’m reading some awesome books! I just finished The One Thing and am rereading Brand Against the Machine. I also recently read You Are a Badass at Making Money (the audio is great too) and have a full list of other books that transformed my life here.
4. DISCONNECTING. I deleted so many apps the last couple weeks, disabled all notifications on my phone (except my faves) and put my phone in silent mode over 50% of the day. It’s refreshing to also go on walks without phones or just leave it in my room for an afternoon!
5. ORGANIZING MY FINANCIAL LIFE. This feels like somewhat of a mountain because I’ve never really cared about finances until the last year or so. As an entrepreneurial woman, I know it’s important to get my ducks in a row for tax time and also think about the life I want to create and make sure what I’m doing right now aligns with those future goals! Personal Capital and 17hats have been tremendous resources to me so far on this journey.