One of the things that I love about my life is that I take summers off. My husband is a teacher, so the entire family gets to travel, play and discover new things ever summer. It also gives me some "empty" space and time, which is something I really believe in. Empty space, doing nothing, stepping away from the addiction to being busy,... even stepping away from computers and social media; I find it very valuable. Intentionally creating empty space is part of my personal recipe for a happy, successful life.
One of the things I got to do this summer was travel through the John Muir Wilderness backpacking with friends. It was incredible - and some of the most beautiful countryside I've ever seen. We encountered many unexpected 'adventures' along the trail, and it was those unexpected adventures that made this one of my all-time favorite backpacking trips. I was reminded by the quote by G.K. Chesterton:
"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered."
Now, as I return to my "normal" life (of work, chores, volunteering, taking out the trash, raising another human, saving for retirement, grocery shopping, building my marriage, eating healthy, etc), I am considering this quote at an even deeper level. I'm looking at what irritates and inconveniences me, and how I can 're-frame' those parts of my life to experience more adventure (which is something I love). Finding adventure is just one of the ways that I'm going to live intentionally over the next few months.
Now, It’s almost Fall (My favorite time of year!) and the time of year that always feels like the “new year” to me, as my husband and son go back to school. It’s a time for slowing down, making new goals, choosing new actions, and becoming more of the person I want to be. If you feel the same way I do about Fall – I want to offer you a Coaching special!
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Mindy Amita Aisling
ICF Life Coach,
NFPT Fitness Trainer,
OMA Certified Mediator
Mindy Aisling is a certified life and business coach in Bend, OR, exceeding all of the educational requirements & training set forth by the ICF.
She has worked with such organizations as St. Charles Hospital, Soroptimists, The Dispute Resolution Center, Olympic Medical Center, Americorps, and Juvenile and Family Services.
Mindy has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Bend Bulletin, The Peninsula Daily News, KOMO 4 TV, The Oregonian and many more. You can learn more about Mindy here.
Mindy offers professional, affordable online coaching to clients around the world, and local coaching to clients in Bend, Oregon.
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