Early Saturday morning, I woke up with a raging migraine.
It was so bad that I was nauseous and every move made it pound so much harder.
You may not know this about me, but in addition to running my business and training for endurance mountain bike races, I also teach graduate school.
I just wrapped up my 12th term teaching.
And within 24 hours of the term ending, 4 of my 10 students emailed me saying that they are so appreciative of all the support I gave during our semester together.
Yesterday, I booked a 12-day trip to Florida that starts this coming Friday. I have to be in the Keys for a wedding on Saturday and I have to be in Orlando on May 7th. Initially, I was going to fly back and forth, but at the last minute realized that I've built a location-independent lifestyle - so why not just stay and enjoy?
I figure it will be great inspiration to spend some time with my toes in the sand - and throw in some early morning walks along the ocean and bike rides on the famous Overseas Highway...oh yeah!
If you had asked me two years ago if I was going to be booking in itinerary-less trip to Florida to just work and play...I would have said that it sounded nice but I didn't see happening.
I had basically given up hope on having a life like that.
The other day, I was getting my hair done at the salon. My stylist and I often talk business because she recently branched off from a big corporate salon and went into business for herself. Since we have this in common, the conversation went there quickly as it usually does.
She admitted to me that business has been better than she thought it would be after only being out on her own for a few months.
However, she also said it definitely could be better.
For the last week, I've had it on my heart to write about this topic. It seems that things have been super difficult for a lot of people around me. Whether we chalk it up to the full moon that just occurred or the fact that a number of planets are in retrograde or it's just a really huge coincidence - that really isn't the point.
What I really want to address here is that if you are having a rough string right now, just know that you aren't alone.
I'm not sure if you are a subscriber to the Notes from the Universe - but yesterday's was really good! Here it is...
Recently, a name popped up in my Facebook friend requests that I hadn't seen in 12 years: A college boyfriend who I dated on and off for 5 years.
While we were close during our relationship, there were clear deal breakers that ultimately led to our breakup. We went our separate ways, and we never connected again - even on any social media channels.
The other day, I was having dinner with my friend Jim and our conversation contained the usual content - business, tech stuff, and biking. And eventually, it led to his current dating situation.
He explained to me that he had spent the last few months going on some first and second dates but he kept cutting things off after that and not pursuing it further.
Have you ever wanted to use your own handwriting while creating a webpage or a document? Well, today's tip is going to help you do just that.
Calligraphr.com is a site that allows you to turn your handwriting into your own custom font. It provides a user-friendly wizard that walks you through all the steps. I tested it out, and in less than 10 minutes I had created my own custom font from start to finish!
You may or may not know this about me, but if I'm not sitting at my computer I am usually on my bike - it's a HUGE passion of mine. I compete on an elite-level women's mountain bike team based in the Chicago area, and this weekend I participated in an early season race called the Barry-Roubaix.
This race, held in Michigan, is known to be very difficult - usually because of how early in the year it is (we aren't in as good of shape), the type riding (gravel roads), hills (very hilly - one of them is actually called "The Killer"), and the weather (temps have been anywhere from 20 F to 80 F).