September 1, 2023
Have you ever experienced such joy? Allow me to introduce Miss H, the daughter of a dear friend. Just this very photo of her brings me joy…. xo
I admit, I love summer. Among all the seasons, it claims the crown with its elongated days, warm temps, unbridled laughter of carefree children, and the luxury of unhurried schedules. There’s just a certain tranquility in the air during summer, a feeling that time is best spent with those we cherish. This year, however, that sentiment felt even more profound.
This summer held a significance like no other.
My oldest son stands at the threshold of his senior year in college. In just one more year, he’ll emerge as a college graduate, a bonafide engineer, with multiple job offers and opportunities for globe-trotting adventures. Witnessing his dreams come to fruition has been an unparalleled joy.
But, this summer…
He remained a college student – spirited, exuberant, and unburdened. His presence at home was palpable, a source of love and laughter. And miraculously, he’s still mine.
We traveled and we celebrated, we hosted family at our lake house in Maine. We devoured lobster, sweet corn, and juicy watermelon. We fished, boated, and soaked in every sunset.
We went to weddings, championing love, well-being, and unity.
But, every season ends, and changes and transforms into something new….
Our lives are really an intricate tapestry of seasons – those determined by the weather and those woven by life itself. The season when our babies are young and we navigate our careers. Then, as if by design, that season evolves. Our babies grow, we evolve, and our careers intersect with fresh decisions and new opportunities. The journey isn’t linear; your bestie’s choices might not necessarily align with your own.
This is why the old adage is so true – Know thyself.
Do you know yourself? Maybe it’s time to have a refresher? Perhaps this juncture could be an ideal time for a self-assessment – and a chance to embrace the transitions right in front of you.
Glad to be doing it with you!
Much love and joy,
READY TO BECOME A JOYFUL EXECUTIVE? Let’s see if my 3-hour Joy Power Boost Session can help you unlock a troubling situation (problematic boss, marriage or child; situation that is keeping you up at night, or worse…something that has you crying yourself to sleep). In a 15-minute consult, we will see if we can unlock some relief for you in this power packed session and give you a 30-day plan to keep you on track! BOOK HERE for your free consult call.
Lori Pine is an award winning Corporate Vice-President, team leader, and goal-getter who has worked with global powerhouse brands like Anheuser-Busch, The Coca-Cola Company and Campbell’s Soup Company. Now a Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Lori helps women executives establish healthy organizational practices with the goal of creating thriving professional and personal lives. Lori learned first hand the pressures of being a woman on the rise and all that comes with making it to the corner office. Her friends and clients call her the trusted clarifier because she can see a problem clearly and identify a pathway with compassion and action steps. When she’s not helping fabulous women find more joy, Lori is traveling the world, reading books, or soaking in her family and friends. She lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY with her husband, her 2 sons, and her 2 Golden Retrievers, Lucy and Annie.