I am constantly receiving new input and new inspiration here. My OneNote is topped up with new things all the time (really the best tool to work in). It must be the surroundings. I am in love with the two little houses we live in. I love dashing between the two buildings when I have forgotten something, it’s pleasantly warm regardless of what time of day or night it is and you can hear the sounds of lots of different animals and insects. There are three exits from each house, so you can really open everything up – indoors becomes outdoors and outdoors becomes indoors. There are outdoor showers and every window run from floor to ceiling. If I had been younger, I would’ve definitely created this style of house in The Sims.
Right now I am fantasizing about this sort of house over here. I will add that to my list of 100 goals. Not in the next few years, but as a long-term goal. I am thinking when the kids have left the nest, I would be early 40s and will then pop over to the house every once in a while to relax and top up on new inspiration. Maybe even come here on my own. That would really be something, huh?!
Many you are worried that I never live in the now, the present moment, and I can see why you might think that. But I am really good at the here and now actually. I frequently pause to be grateful, stop and just enjoy. I do love my life and I would never swap my everyday life for anyone else’s, for the very reason that my life is this “free”. I do love dreams and goals though, and checking things off a list has become one of my main driving forces.
The difficulty is to allow oneself to just stop and relax and enjoy each goal when the pace of life is so fast. Right now, for instance, you can find LCC for sale in Switzerland, Estonia, Norway and Finland. That has been a massive goal for us, but we haven’t had time to celebrate each new retailer. At the beginning of the year, LCC was being retailed at 4 pharmacies in Finland and now this number has increased to 18. This expansion is hard to keep up with and at the same time enjoy the present moment, but that is part of our success saga, I suppose. We are almost celebrating by making even more business deals instead. Anyway. My work brain is ticking over, but at a much slower pace. I do take some work calls everyday and I do check my emails. The children fall asleep at 3pm Swedish time, 9pm here, which means I have a few moments to spend on work every day. Perfect!