Last week I put my sweet little butterball of a cat down after 20 years of spreading the love and the fur as only The Big Guy could.
Putting him down was totally surreal, ridiculously devastating and apparently very liberating because days later I found myself on the phone with my landlord giving him my notice.
On April 21st, 11 years after moving to Los Angeles, I’m putting all my stuff in storage indefinitely, getting rid of my apartment, heading off to Italy and Spain and will be officially home-free for the first time in my life.
I’ll be traveling about looking for a new home – could be Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, India, New Mexico, the moon, might find it right away, might not….
I’m going to blog here about my search for home as well as how to be, ahem, a hugely successful nomadic virtual entrepreneur.
I’ve been on an incredible roll with my business and was horrified to think oh no, I’m hitting the road, I’m gonna drop the ball! Then I realized in order to not drop the ball, all I have to do is decide not to drop the ball.
So drop the ball I shant.
I shall instead continue to grow my business to be so big and mighty that it won’t be able to buy pants it’ll be so frikken big.
And I’ll share with you how I did it. I’ll be blogging about, amongst other things:
• How to come up with your own definition of home and success and how to go get it
• How to schedule your time when your schedule changes daily
• How to get work done when there are new people to have cocktails with, new mountains to hike, new languages to learn, new villages to plunder
• How to incorporate adventure and travel into your brand and offerings
• How to find wifi in Italy when they pretend to have it everywhere and barely have it anywhere
• How to live a life of purpose and compassion and service and beauty that is so in line with who you truly are that you are uncontrollably sobbing at all times
I’ll be bringing this energy and awareness and daredevilyness into my work with my coaching clients, so if this applies to you, or if you would like it apply to you, be warned….it is on, bitches!
This will be an exercise in literally living in the question, facing the unknown with open arms and trusting my gut to guide me where I’m supposed to go.
Here we goooooooooooooooooooooo!
I’m also hoping to inspire you to do the same in whatever form that takes for you – how are you playing small because you’re scared of stepping out of your comfort zone? Where are you holding back because the unknown freaks you out? What is your gut screaming at you to do that you’re ignoring?
And, um, what are you waiting for?