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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Celebrating Freedom: Day 10...An Overview and an Announcement

The last ten days of Natalie Sisson's Freedom Plan Blog Challenge were enlightening. 

I always knew my ultimate goal, but some of the details were a bit fuzzy. 

This challenge helped me clarify some of the unknown. 

Here are links to the topics I explored over the last ten days and how I responded to each prompt. 

Day 1: Finding Your Focus

Day 2: Discovering Your Why

Day 3: Creating a Vision: The Ideal Day

Day 4: Defining Your Superpowers

Day 5: The Power of Routine 

Day 6: Finding Your Tribe

Day 7: Imperfect Action

Day 8: Choosing Adventure

Day 9: Location Independence 

And now, day ten. 

Day 10: Meaningful 

Here's what I know for sure. 

Surround yourself with people who get it. 
People who don't chase their own goals have less capacity to fully support you in your quest. When things get tough, or when you start prioritizing the steps you need to take, those in your inner circle may not understand why you have to say no or why you need to do x, y, or z. 

Find your tribe. 
Find them in person, and if that's not possible, seek them out books and virtually...through podcasts and Facebook groups. And love those around you who may not understand, but can cheer you on the way that they can. 

See it and make it happen. 
And, the more you can visualize where you want to be, the better chance you have of achieving it. 

I'm living proof. 

I'm a vision board maker...the old school kind. I save my magazines, buy poster board and a glue stick, and every year...more or less, I assess and revisit goals. 

In January, I was part of a 10 day goal setting challenge, offered through a Facebook group by a coaching friend of mine, based on Chalene Johnson's 30-Day Push Goal Challenge. I struggled with the formatting and it wasn't coming together. 

I went back again. I reworked my push goal (and the steps it would take to achieve it) until it made sense to me. And then it did.

Ask and you shall receive. 

On Friday, September 30, 2016, I will leave the traditional brick and mortar school, which I love, to become a full time virtual teacher to foreign students who are earning a United States high school diploma. This is no reflection on my current position; I love my school and the littles who have climbed into my heart. 

This is an opportunity of a lifetime; one I cannot pass by. 

My push goal has been achieved. Officially, I am location independent. 

My virtual teaching job allows me the flexibility to work anywhere in the world with a wifi signal...freedom, indeed. 

I am beyond blessed.

And now, thanks to some of the work I did in this Freedom Plan 10 Day Blog Challenge, I'm ready to see how my Freedom Plan comes to life. 

It's an exciting time, indeed. 

Do you want to create a Freedom Plan of your own? 

Consider doing the 10 Day Challenge and see for yourself what your life could look like? 


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    1. I'm still pinching myself. I've been in training this week for the different platforms, and I keep asking myself how I got so lucky. I'll be in the weeds, I'm sure, until I get my schedule into place, but I'm over the moon excited.

  2. Congratulations! Great news! You are an example to me! Keep reaching for your dreams!

    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! Our goals and dreams keep life fun, don't they?! As Liz Gilbert says, "Onward." Time to revisit that vision board and see what's next. What's your push goal? Love following your journey.

  3. This is great! I love seeing stories of people who have achieved some/all/most (any really) of their dreams, no matter what those dreams are! :)

  4. Oh my goodness Kelly! I cannot keep up with you! I couldn't comment last night because I kept getting that jumping thing again while trying to comment and gave up... now you've got yet another Post. I cannot imagine how you are keeping up with it! But then, I saw your writing goals in one your ten day challenges and it seems the faucet is bursting! The challenge went by so quickly but was so much fun to read about and all of the progress you are making. I'm so very excited for you and looking forward to continuing to hear all about your growing success! Big Hugs and Congrats!!!