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Now What? What’s Next?

As I sit here writing this post, I’m reminded that today is Good Friday. For many around the world, this was the day that Jesus Christ died on a cross for all the world’s sins. Image how His followers felt, his family. They had pinned their hopes on him, that He would change their lives, their very world. I can imagine they felt a little like how I feel at times post Coronavirus. Out of sorts, uncertain what I should be doing next. Wondering if I should have seen this coming…

If you read last week’s post you know that my original plans for spring 2020 went down the coronavirus toilet. Since then, I’ve been asking now what? Where do I go from here? What do I do?

Do those questions sound familiar? Are you in a similar boat? If you are let me share with you what I’m planning on doing and maybe you can join me? Or at the very least cheer me on.

Photo Credit: Pearl W. Filani

During spring, I would be hopping from here to there. From event to event barely stopping to breath. So now that I have this pause, how am I going to redeem this time? I’ll tell you.

Below are my personal/business goals for the next 12 weeks. Some of it may seem simple to you but when you have limited time, they are the first things to go. They are only happening now because I have time to make it happen. So hold me accountable. You have permission to contact me, leave comments, DM, ask me how I’m doing in these areas.

I’ll also be giving updates. And of course, with the business goals, you should be able to witness them yourself.

Personal Goals
  1. Clean – everything. I’m catching up on housecleaning, laundry, emails and I’m excited to do it. This way when the new busy season starts up again, I’m in a much better position to keep up, instead of falling behind.
  2. Exercise: again. I’m not a gym person. I don’t care for hiking, and with social distancing, right now my favorite activity of dancing is out the door. What’s a gal to do?  How about a walk? 30 minutes of brisk walking is the best kind of exercise. And I’m happy to share some of my walking moments with you. I’ll be posting them on via our stories page. Be on the lookout for those.
  3. Relationships: My family and friends have been gracious to me during this busy season. But I realized that’s not a good excuse. I want to know what’s going on in their lives and I want to keep them abreast of what’s going on in mine.  Even in the world of social distancing. With FaceTime, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Duo there’s no excuse. And all options have free versions.
  4. Learn and read: How many of you love to learn? I do. If I was paid to be a student for the rest of my life, I would be ecstatic.  There’s a lot of things that I’ve wanted to learn about. Now’s the time to do. I’ll be sharing my list of books that I’ll be reading and some of the topics I’ll be learning about in future posts.
Professional Goals
  1. Start a weekly blog
  2. Update website
  3. Post on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
    • Tuesdays – Tips of the Trade
    • Wednesdays – Droplets of Wisdom
    • Thursdays – Thankful Thursdays
    • Fridays – New blog post
  4. Webinars about building your personal brand
    • What is your personal brand? Where do you start?
    • Build your story template
    • Incorporate into your resume
    • Put it online

Going back to Good Friday. Most of Jesus’ followers didn’t know that His death wasn’t the end. In fact, it was the accumulation of one of the greatest events in humankind’s history. Three days later Jesus would rise from the dead. Thereby defeating death, conquering sin. That was the plan and Jesus knew it. He didn’t waiver from it, even though to others it seemed like the end.

So this isn’t the end for me. Here’s my plan. Things that I should have been doing all this time. Interestingly, the plan hasn’t changed. I’m now focused on it.

I’m grateful that I get to go on this journey with you. I pray you have a happy Good Friday, Easter, and Passover. Lastly, remember, you never know when what looks like the end could be the beginning of the greatest event in your life.

Graciously ~