In this post, I share my 2024 planning blueprint with my grounding word of the year, intention, and goals to create a year that feels purposeful and soulfully aligned.
My soul-based Guiding Principles keep me on track to live in empowerment, authenticity, and balance. In this post, I draw upon Joseph Campbell’s hero journey and Maureen Murdock’s heroine’s journey to explain how I arrived at the creation of these principles. There’s a bonus: a magical encounter with a hawk at my window.
Perched on the banks of the Macal River in the exuberant tropical jungle of Belize, the Mystic River Resort is an excellent base for unforgettable adventures in the Cayo District’s natural and archeological attractions. Waterfalls, sacred caves, ancient Mayan ruins, hiking, kayaking, chocolate-making experience, and an infinity of wildlife: it’s all within reach! In this travel guide, I share my experiences at the Mystic River Resort and outline the unforgettable day trips where I indulged my senses and channeled my wild woman.
Around the 11th month of my intentionally planned career break, I decided to rejoin the workforce. Fueled by confidence in my qualifications and professional networks, I anticipated securing the right job within a conservative three-month timeframe – a miscalculation, as events would prove. The landscape of discouraging job-hunt experiences accumulated, gradually eroding the spirited and empowered self I had forged during my enriching sabbatical. It was my dedication to spiritual and mindfulness practices that shattered the veil of scarcity thinking and negative self-talk. Through them, the tides shifted, and I found work that felt aligned.
My career break was a period marked by moments of sheer enchantment, heartbreaking sadness, mental confusion, wins, losses, emotional freedom, and spiritual awakenings. Here’s a wrap-up of the valuable lessons I learned.