A Taste of (Time) Freedom

I’ve been off work for almost seven weeks now, and it has flown by. I’ve done a lot this summer – I’ve started this blog and video challenge, and I’m about half way through. I’ve recorded videos and recorded meditations, written one course and come up with a concept for another course I plan to teach. I’ve gone to the beach, and spent time with my children, and had surgery. I’ve attended Pagan Pride celebrations in two different cities. I went whale watching!

There are also a lot of things I didn’t do this summer. Things I had hoped to accomplish, and for whatever reason, just did not get to. There are meditations and courses I wanted to write, and meditations I wanted to record. I had planned to do yoga, and travel a bit more. Even though there is still a lot I would like to do and experience, summer vacation is almost over. The children go back to school and I go back to work next week.

Free TimeI am so grateful for the abundance of time that I had this summer. I have had a taste of time freedom, the freedom to choose what I do with my time. One of my major goals ever since I began this website has been to earn enough from my coaching and guided meditations to have time freedom. It takes a lot of effort and learning to be successful, and to be honest, I am still learning how to market myself. I’m still discovering what my message is and how to share it with the world.

That little taste has definitely left me wanting more! Though there were days I felt I didn’t achieve much, I learned that I have the discipline to put energy into and work at my business every day. I was finding my balance between work and play, filling my cup to spill over to others, planning ahead and taking advantage of opportunities that arose in the moment.

I could bemoan how challenging it is going to be to go back to working for someone else, to trading my time for money. Instead I am going to treasure the memory of this summer, and hold it as an example of what I am working towards. And I think I need to add the words “TIME FREEDOM” to the vision board hanging above my desk. I may not be there yet, but I am well on my way!

What is one of your big goals, and what are you doing to realize it?



One Response

  1. i hear ya mary. i know i had much more time off than you, and the last 2 summers i got to play as well. this summer started off with a disapointment i would’nt be able to have the financial freedom to travel and play like before, however i soaked up all the time freedom i had. i still cannot believe how fast it went by, and while part of me feels it was not long enough, i am just grateful for 3 summers in a row to have had time off, as i might not get that chance next summer. i definetly keep thinking about my own time freedom, and wanting to have a passive income that allows me to work and play when i want and set my own schedule. while i have many goals, in my personal artistic pursuits, and projects both spiritually and financially i want to get to, i have learned one thing from all my time freedom- use the time wisely and still let go and be in the moment and relax and rejenurate. it has diffently left me feeling much more refreshed as i go back to college next week for a new academic adventure. so till the next time i have time freedom, i just keep trucking forward, cause i know i am exactly where i need to be in this exact moment.