It's been all quiet on the Peachey Days front, since my last blog, as I've been taking some deliberate down time, or is that 'up time' hummm ... I know what I would choose!
So it is still officially summer - even if I AM privy to conversations about the nights drawing in and Christmas (there I said it ;-)) being well on the way! I don't know about you, but I'm not quite ready to let go of summer just yet - I've been making a conscious effort to wear my summer clothes, get into the great outdoors and appreciate the almost equal amounts of sunshine and rain that my corner of the world has been receiving; whilst making a conscious effort too, to slow down and be in true holiday mode - allowing myself to be nurtured and coddled by the gorgeous summer energy ...
How has your summer been? It has certainly been a time of transition for me, as my dear mother passed away in July. Bless her - she was 86 and had Parkinsons Disease, yet it still felt like such a sudden shock. I certainly went through my emotional stuff following this, and somehow the whole experience seemed to bring out both the worst and best in me, shaking my world to its' very foundations. I explore the darker side of my experience and how the darkness turned to daftness and so to light, in the latest additions to my Peachey Letters Blog.
I wonder what this summer has meant for you and what this summer has done for you - please do comment and let me know ..? What difference has this season made to your life, what has changed, what has been decided, where did you go and what did you do?
Summer for me was a slower time: time to take care of and ease my aching heart; time to rest and to reconsider my priorities. And most definitely Summer has meant taking care of my self, in all sorts of ways. As I result I cut back on the volume of work that I normally put my time and effort into, and some how the world kept on turning and the bills still got paid. I finally took the holiday I had been dithering about for ages; and I felt very much too that it really was time for my Peachey Letters Blog to become a book.
Writing has been such a creative therapy for me and, thanks to my summer break, I have now finished my manuscript. They say there is a book in everyone and now my first one is a tangible thing - making itself ready for the Christmas market (oops - mentioned it again!!). Already, pre-publication, I have sold advance orders and if YOU would like to take advantage of my summer special offer to pre-order your copies, check out all the details here
And whilst school was 'out for summer', many of our children are now returning to the structure of the academic world - as are the adults who lead and support them in the Education field. It's an interesting time of year - time to reassess, start again and make the most of the gift of another year - as the autumn quietly approaches.
At Damsels in Success we love to go with the flow of the year and so it is most definitely time to go 'Back to School, Back to Business', as we share our special success strategies for making the last quarter of 2012 go with an unapologetic bang! The Burton on Trent Group is looking forward to welcoming you to our next get together on the evening of 19 September in Ashby de la Zouch, Leics (register for your free place here) and the Glasgow group invites you to join cherished members and and honoured guests, at our next live event, being held on Tuesday 25th September, at 6.30 pm, in Glasgow City Centre. Both events are fab, free and there will be loads of love, learning and cake! Click here to register your details and reserve your place for Glasgow.
We kicked off our first live event of the new season at our Warwick group and here's the pic to prove it ...
So this has been my latest slice of summer ... if you have any thoughts or queries about anything in this Peachey Update, please let me know; and until we connect again, I'm sending oodles of summer lovin' your way. I'll sign off by wishing you a spectacular September!
With lots summer sunshine, love and laughter ...
Leader - Damsels in Success