Colour me wordy!
It means -- for all my efforts yesterday to carve out me time, I ended up working until 10:30 editing the book. And that's okay. I still got Ellie out for a lovely evening walk. Sat and meditated for twenty minutes and chatted with both my daughters.
C.C. is away so I took my laptop to bed at 8pm and worked from 'bed central'. Which meant, when Liseanne got home, she leaped onto the bed for a hug and then decided to work on her laptop sitting beside me. When Alexis got home after work, she came into the bedroom and chatted -- not for long as it was after 10 already, but at least long enough for me to ask permission to include a piece she'd written about a hug she shared with a panhandler in Vancouver in the book we're putting together for the shelter's 50th Anniversary. And she agreed.
I got a lot done last night. Feel less pressured this morning -- work is not work when I'm in the zone of comfortable surroundings, doing something I love. And I love putting this book together. I'm working with a fantastic team. Excited. Eager. Committed to creating something of worth, of beauty, of exquisite depth.
Launch date is May 4. We've got a big soiree planned and at the same time we'll be launching the World Premiere of a documentary I co-produced last year on our initiative to record Ben E. King's Stand by Me. There are a couple of changes we need to make to the doc -- I met with the producer yesterday to get the edits in the works -- so that everything will be ready to go on the 4th.
And here's one of those eerie happenings. Lewis, the producer, and I met at a local coffee shop. While we're reviewing the edits I've marked for the video and discussing how to insert a clip of our new Executive Director as the old one has retired, the song that was playing over the audio system filtered through to our cognitive brains. Stand by Me. A version neither of us had heard before. But there it was, Stand by Me.
It's exciting times. And busy times too!
But, something I learned last night, when I slow my pace down, I can continue to focus and work without stressing and depleting my energy. Sitting in bed last night, comfortably ensconced in my environment, I wasn't working, I was Passioning!
Yup. My new word of the day. Passioning. The art of doing what I love without running myself out of gas.
And, just to give you a flavour of our new book, WHERE, I'm sharing a link that will give you an idea of what it's all about! WHERE
Must run. Busy day ahead! May your day be filled with passioning on what you love to do in ways you love to do it!