Now

You may be wondering, what on earth is a “Now” page?!

This is a movement, started by a brilliant human being named Derek Sivers.

https://sivers.org/nowff

I’ll confess, I love reading the about page on people’s websites.  I want to know who they are. Do some research.  A bio is great, a nice website is great, copy is great.  But what is that person up to?  What are their priorities?  What kind of life do they have?

The Now page is your place to talk about your current projects and priorities.  So, I leave you with this:

What I’m doing now:

The Great Maternity Leave Project

Disrupting maternity leave for women everywhere through http://www.thegreatmaternityleave.com and a Facebook page, The Great Maternity Leave 

Parental / Maternity Leave is a time when shells are cracked wide open & there is fertile ground for learning, self development, figuring out your identity and personal fulfillment.

The GML project details my experience completing a list of inspiring, challenging, rewarding, life changing things that I wrote up before my 1st maternity leave.  I continue it to this day.

It is NOT a page on parenting or children. I don’t really engage in discussions on parenting. It doesn’t interest me.

I want to disrupt maternity leave and offer inspiration to new parents to take advantage of this unique time in their lives to undertake projects that help enhance their lives. The projects cover a range of topics.  

My projects are varied.  Outdoors activities, organization, life hacking, learning, books, productivity, experiencing life coaching, treating my body as a science experiment, on and on. Like a Tim Ferris of mat leave.  Maybe.

Jewellery Design 

A creative side project and self-sustaining hobby.  Medieval and tudor inspired jewellery, whose components I collect on world travels.

Training for a 10k trail race

My first since having a baby 7 months ago.  I like running.  I LOVE trail running.  And I think there may be great swag at this race.   I also spend a lot of time running the trails in Fish Creek Provincial Park. I want to run an ultra one day.

Reading

I’m a student of life. I love learning and applying lessons to my own life.  I’m happy to experiment.  Currently rotating between several books:  The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones, Take a Hike with your Kids, I Know How She Does It:  How Successful Women make the Most of their Time,and Choose Yourself.

Writing Instead of Looking at my iPhone

I don’t sleep well.  Sometimes I’m great at sleep hygiene practices, sometimes not.  Currently, I am. My evenings are screen free.  Instead, I am completing an introspective journal!   Highly recommended.

I am also writing online after many, many years of being asked by people to write.  I have 2 novels in the works on Evernote, that I pick away at slowly.

Keeping a Visual Inspiration Board and Journal

I’m a visual learner and thinker.

I construct goal setting and vision boards using Pinterest as the first stage. These inspire me to get out there and create the life I enjoy living.

Then, I document them on Instagram.  Not for public consumption, but for my own reflection.  Happiness is found in the afterglow of challenging oneself. Plus, I really enjoy editing photos with the structure filter in Instagram.  I think I’m addicted to it.

Raising Two Small Humans

A 2 year old and a 7 month old.  Busy, quiet, fun, boring, exasperating, exhilirating.  It’s a mix of everything and a huge growth and learning opportunity. Small humans are brilliant, fascinating and confusing all at once.

This page has been updated January 2016.