It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose, and Day 15 of NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writer’s Month. It’s also Friday & I’m finding time to write on Date Night.
Project: Hold on Her Heart, Lee’s Legacy, Book 2
Goal: 50, 000 words in 30 days
Thursday and Friday total: 3,172
Overall Total: 18, 810
Book Total: 31, 339
Dealing with the Ds –– the personal and professional challenges and barriers women face –– in the form of death of staff member’s mother and visitation/funeral today. Have also battled some serious diagnosis issues with my asthma, and depression. Thankfully, date night –– an awesome D! –– with my hubby and double days and weeks (2 straight, earned a badge) of writing help me to minimize them and maximize beauty and my best life.
I pray your’e being Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and finding time for the whatever helps you do the same!
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and though it’s the 12th straight of NaNoWriMo –– National Novel Writer’s Month, attending my writing group trumped writing.
Project: Hold on Her Heart, Lee’s Legacy, Book 2
Goal: 50, 000 in 30 days.
Overall: 13, 996
Book: 26, 573
It’s not that I didn’t write at all. I just wrote a little because I needed a little feedback on what I’ve done so far. And attending was worth it. Not only was the first comment from the scene I read, “Powerful!”, the reading generated conversation about domestic violence. By writing about that D –– a personal or professional challenge women face –– I’m rendering it historical and minimizing it to maximize beauty and my best life.
I’m pray that whatever Ds you’re facing, you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chicand able to do something that helps to render them historical –– in the past/in your rearview mirror. Even if that means participation in it has to trump something else…When you do, you can keep your focus on the present and keep moving forward into the future God has in store for you!
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose and Monday’s NaNoWriMo –– National Novel Writer’s Month produced more quality words than quantity.
Project: Seasons of Her Soul, Lee’s Legacy, Book 2.
Goal: 50, 000 words in 30 days.
Total Overall: 13, 699
Total Book Words: 26, 276
Though I would have loved to have written more, my Monday has consisted of dealing with a D – personal challenge or barrier women face –– in the form of the death of another team member’s mother. This is the 2nd death in as many months – and from the same type of cancer diagnosis –– a devastating D…
Thankfully I was able to minimize my barriers with dance fusion –– an amazing D!!! Then I came home and maximized beauty and my best life by writing a scene that is more about the quality of the words than the quantity.
I pray you will be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic this week and minimize your barriers by doing something that motivates you to achieve your goals. If you’re anything like me, you’ll take quality over quantity any day.
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and it marks 6 days straight of NaNoWriMo –– National Novel Writer’s Month writing with some Community Summit straight talk thrown in.
Project: Hold on Her Heart, Book 2 in the Lee’s Legacy Series. Goal: 50,000 words in 30 days. Today: 727. Though that sounds low, and I’m only at 7,450/50,000 with NaNoWriMo, I’m at a total of 20,250 overall. Hey I’ll take it.
Especially given my day. Such a service on purpose morning singing and speaking at a Community Summit to share my Ds story –– the personal and professional challenges and barriers women face –– and how I’ve been able to minimize those Ds to maximize beauty and my best life as the Women’s Center Director at Hope House Mission. Seeing how impactful it was –– to the point of moving the most influential person in the room to tears –– reminds me there’s SO much purpose in the pain.
So does writing Hold on Her Heart..
Thank you so much to those of you who have liked a post here on the blog or via social media. Your encouragement means more than I can say…And that’s all I’ve got to say tonight –– a little worn out from my 6 days straight of writing and early morning straight talk at the summit.
I pray you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose and keep sharing your story. Whether it’s through singing, writing, speaking…You never know who needs to hear it. Like me, you may find it’s someone with influence who can make a difference –– a positive D!
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and Day 4 of my NaNoWriMo –– National Novel Writer’s Month journey. It’s also my first day working my 9-5 and trying to meet my daily writing goals. Project: Hold on Her Heart, Book 2 in the Lee’s Legacy Series. Goal: 50, 000 words in 30 days, which is about 1,700 a day. Today, after my busiest work day, Dance Fusion and then writing for about 2 hours, I got 679. I’ll take them! Because they were carefully crafted words that enhance the story based on inspiration from this creative process coupled with feedback from my writing group. Besides, it’s my novel, so I can write how I want to! That’s the lesson I’m learning on giving myself grace. It’s also how I’m minimizing this particular D –– personal or professional challenges or barriers women face –– in the form of a deadline.
I pray you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic today and give yourself what I’m sure is some much needed grace as well. Whether it’s around your writing or other goals. I’m over 5,000 words further along in my novel than I was on Friday. That’s forward progress. Even if I didn’t make today’s. It’s not like I’ve been slacking all day. Besides, a girl’s gotta eat, sleep, shower and take care of her family, right? Some time with the Lord helps, too…I can close my laptop tonight knowing I made the most of this particular gift of a day. And as long as we get to the final destination, –– a great D –– every step, no matter how big or small, is a right step on the journey toward maximizing beauty and our best lives.
Around what goals can you give yourself some grace to meet them the way God has uniquely equipped you?
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach
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It’s another Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose morning, and I’m feeling thankful for Daylight Savings and the extra hour of sleep from falling back! I’m facing a D–– personal and professional barriers or challenges women face –– in the form of my asthma diagnosis. Add that to a seasonal cold and I was up most of the night. I still want to make it to church and teach faith based Zumba afterwards.
As always, God is faithful and supplies all of my needs. He made a way for me to minimize my barrier and maximize beauty and my best life –– In the form of a good D – Daylight Savings!
I pray you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy and Chic and enjoy the blessing of an extra hour today! And don’t forget to set your clocks back if you haven’t already!
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose and this weekend I and my sister Zumba instructors led two hours of dancing for our annual Party in Pink Zumbathon with the purpose of raising funds for the fight against breast cancer –– a major D or challenge women face –– in the form of a diagnosis. All funds raised support the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention managed by Susan G. Komen. As a Women’s Center Director for a homeless shelter serving women and children with one year under my belt as of last week, I still pop up every morning grateful for the opportunity to do social work –– at the boots on the ground level –– that I consider full-time ministry. Likewise, though this year marked my third Zumbathon as an instructor (I teach 2x a week and sub), I’m just just as stoked as the year I became a licensed and officially joined the battle to prevent cancer at my first Party in Pink with the purpose.
Sense of Style (Packaging)
Serene at Home (Personal Life)
Much of the time, I feel like I deal with the Ds on the daily! Lately I’ve battled depression around dysfunctional relationships. Dancing –– a positive D –– keeps my body fit. In fact, dancing led me to discover a 9mm tumor in my breast in 2014. It presented as stage 4 in every test. When biopsied, however, it came back benign. Either a team of physicians got it wrong or The Physician made it all right!!! Dance also resets my emotions to an even keel and keeps me from losing my mind! That release of endorphins you’ve probably heard about? All true! And no matter what music I’m dancing to, there’s always an element of praise and worship in it for me. God created dance as a form of expression and whatever I’m dealing with is laid bare before him when I’m on the floor…I try my best to leave it there and then go home to sleep GOOD! : )
My prayer for you as Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close is that you’d be Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose and complete regular self-checks (that’s how I found the tumor) along with having an annual mammogram. Finally, when you have a chance, attend a Zumbathon and show support for those who have fought valiantly and others who are currently in the fight of their lives. By doing so, you’ll help minimize this barrier and maximize beauty and best lives. Because it’s more than an awesome two-hour chance to dance, it’s a Party in Pink with a purpose!