the winds are shifting

Images Summer is at an end and tomorrow I will return to life for lack of a better word.  This summer has been incredibly cathartic and I am grateful for that. 

I have written many times about balance and identity and have come to realize that the search is constant, endless and always changing.  For me, that is a good thing.  I am entering a new phase, two kids in college, and one kid still in the nest.  It is definitely bittersweet but more than ever it is rewarding to see our kids become engaged confident independent adults. Truly makes my heart sing. 

What is this year going to look like?  I will continue blogging because I love the energy of the community that reads the blog and I enjoy the daily process.  I am continuing to invest in start-up companies particularly women-led as there are so many amazing women entrepreneurs out there that I want to see hit a home run out of the ballpark.  I am starting to put together the Womens Entrepreneur Festival panels for this year.  Hoping to get on that and lock it up in the next two weeks. The event will take place on January 17/18th.  We are very excited about this year.  More panels, more people and Arianna Huffington has agreed to be our keynote so all good.  The panels will be Education, Healthcare, Disruptive Stuff for Women (only), Finance, The Makers and Arts/Entertainment. 

I have turned a few things down this year as I realized that I was stretched too thin.  That alone is a growth experience.  I have decided to take Tuesday as my day to do nothing connected to business but instead focus on a day with friends be it seeing a museum, having lunch, doing a little shopping, or whatever it is.  Could be as simple as spending the day cleaning a closet but it will be a day to chill.  I didn't sit down last year and at this point in my life it just isn't healthy. 

I have a few real estate projects brewing which I am going to be engaged and excited about.  Doing a little bit of traveling too. 

Botton line, I am liking my post-summer state of mind and I want to try to keep that clean focused relaxing vibe I have going….at least give it the good old college try.