Celebrating April 1st
April 1st! Fools’ day?
Well at least it is a day of humor for me. I’ve always said God or the Universe or whatever you want to call it…always has a laugh waiting for me.
I remember as a kid filling my uncle’s sugar bowl with salt – what a surprise that must have been at 4:00 in the morning when he had his breakfast before going to work! Happy April Fool’s Day!
I remeer filling my grandfather’s cream puff (his favorite) with cotton…chocolate sauce didn’t do much for it! Happy April Fool’s Day!
And…when I grew older I retired for the first time (I’ve come to say that retirement is just getting a new set of wheels!) I left the “practice” of law on March 31st. On April 1st I remember coming out of the bathroom in our loft in downtown Chicago. My husband was making toast and coffee. When he looked up, he had a shocked look on his face. “What are you doing?” he asked. I was dressed in blue jeans and a T-shirt.,,,not my usual suite, albeit with a skirt.and “Jjust dressed for success,” I relplied and that began a major transition for me. I have shed a lot of skins since then…and…I seem to be shedding one again. I find myself reinventing myself all the time. And today, April 1st, I’m at it once again. I have a new brochure. I have a new website. And for the first time ever I feel as if all of who I am and what I do is out in the open for all to see.
When I was practicing law in Chicago, I had other clients “on the side” for the energy work I did back then. No one in my law firm ever knew about my energy work. I would leave the office at lunch time, or late in the afternoon and 10 minutes later I would be in my loft doing energy work with clients. On weekends I would fly to Houston or other places and do this work. It always made me feel sooooo delicious and so useful to others. I’m not sure why I kept those worlds so separate. Perhaps it was because times were different and my perception was that left-brained people (most lawyers in my experience) wouldn’t truck with energy work.
Well today is a new day…and a new April 1st. No more hiding for me. Today I’m committed to “being all out there”… doing whatever I can(coaching or energy work) to help people remember what wonderful, talented, and powerful people they are. Now THIS is a day to celebrate!
My only hope is that we all relish and celebrate who we are!