NO - We didn't need to hide the body!
I love being organised. I like to be in control. Hence, when my BFF invited me to Girl’s Escape – a weekend in Byron Bay – I said yes. (She is organised, planned, fun and flexible too – this was going to be a weekend of self-love – the indulgent type!)
Enter – LIFE!
Life gets messy. Life can upset plans. Life has lessons we are not aware that we need to learn. Life has pain that we resist walking through. Life changes plans.
This year has been FULL ON. I am so busy. My family is so busy. We are growing and changing. This bestows complications when I want to get away, when I want to retreat. Life just wants to ensure you are focussed by throwing those curb balls and seeing how well you move to catch them. It is almost like life is saying “Now is the time to become resilient and adapt” and “Today is time to have that conversation with yourself”, to find your truth so that you know what is the right thing for you.
WE travelled to the Gold Coast for the day. This is truly a beautiful part of the world. The Gold Coast is getting ready for the Commonwealth Games. There is a lot of preparation from council and other business to get things organised. Check out the webpage - https://www.gc2018.com/
I admire those who have the perseverance and commitment to achieve such elite accolades in the sporting realm. I respect the personal journey of the athletes who achieve such success in their chosen field. INTERESTINGLY, they don’t usually do it on their own. They have their own personal cheer squad including the mum and dads who have supported training, the coaches and teams who push you that little bit further. The cheer squad are often family or friends, coaches and team members. As the athletics journey progresses, the cheer squad members often include competitors. It is through this competition that the spirit of friendship has grown. This friendship has grown out of respect, and the push to do better.
Practice, perseverance and support are the lessons we can bring into our lives, our businesses and our services. Practice, perseverance and support are the lessons required to build success. Success is not handed to you on a plate. It is messy and confusing. If you want it you need to plan, pivot and persevere with the focus and determination of a Commonwealth Games Athlete.
Needless to say, my “Weekend at Byron” didn’t turn out the way I had planned. It was necessary to pivot and change as life got messy. I was witness to perseverance and support. AS the competition to have the indulgent, self love “Girl’s Escape” imploded, the spirit of friendship grew and I could feel my Cheer Squad supporting me.
I am grateful that my life is so full, so supported and so messy.