It’s check-in day! Tell me what’s working and what’s not working? I’m serious – head on over the @The Porch and share because we have SO much to learn from each other! But before you head over, we need to talk about the importance of movement.

Close your eyes and envision a boat that has drifted to the shore. It’s stuck. If you turn the wheel left and right, ask yourself these questions: What’s happening? What movement is that creating? Is it going anywhere? Now this time, really close your eyes and let that image sink in – then you can open them again and we’ll all still be right here waiting for you…

It’s still stuck on the shore, isn’t it? Like wheels spinning in the mud. And if you are anything like me, mud and water are flying everywhere as I keep moving that wheel back and forth, trying to create movement. This time imagine that you have just spent hours and hours polishing up your boat, painting it, filling it with tackle and things for the trip. My gosh, it looks amazing and Pinterest worthy! But is it going anywhere? Still sitting there because all of those efforts don’t equal movement.

Now let’s add another layer to this vision. This time imagine that you have just spent hours and hours polishing up your boat, painting it, filling it with tackle and things for the trip – again if we are sisters from another mother it probably required numerous trips to T.J.Maxx and Staples. My gosh, it looks amazing and Pinterest worthy! But is it going anywhere? It’s actually not – it is still sitting there because all of those efforts don’t equal movement.

Absolutely nothing different can happen without movement and quite honestly, it may drift further down or even begin to sink. Movement creates momentum, clarity and the seeds of change. Movement requires us to take the first steps towards the desires of our heart. If you desire to get more intentional with your life and how you are spending your time (Shepherding Your Dash), then you have to get off the shore and create momentum by moving toward what you want.

It breaks my heart to think of how many people are not getting out of this life what God desires for us. If we are exhausted, lonely and lacking in self-care and love, then I can assure you that is way outside of the good and loving plans God has for us and our precious gift of time on this earth.

So if you have been Shepherding Your Dash by taking advantage of steps 1, 2 and 3, GOLD STAR for you! If you are still weary and struggling to commit, take this opportunity to dig in and grab what is meant to be yours! An abundant life awaits us all – we just need to do a little (or a lot!) of investigating to figure out what is getting in the way so we can kick it to the curb and ignite the Light that lives in each of us.

Don’t forget to send me your snapshot of your Planner Pages for a chance to win a seat at the Shepherd Your Dash group coaching experience! AND, it will just be great to hear from you and connect: janicebaldes@gmail.com. I’ll talk to you Friday as we gear up for the final pieces of the Shepherd Your Dash series!

So much love to you all!

P.S. Book Club, which will be getting a name with more sizzle, starts tomorrow! I’m thinking Zoom (virtual meeting room) is going to be a better option to create community amongst us than trying to use the LIVE feature in our Facebook group @The Porch. Show up in your J’s (make-up optional) and we’ll be laughing (We meet again, Lady in Green. 😂) and walking through the first 50 pages. I’ve gotten the party started with some coaching questions to deepen your learning posted @The Porch. HERE is the link you will use to join the meeting in Zoom and if you can’t make it, I will record it so you can catch it later!

check-in day!

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