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Part 2: The Art of Setting Sail & New Adventures

Do you need to find a new adventure? A fresh new direction in life? The changing of seasons always seems to call on us to consider, "Are we still going in the right direction? Or is it time to pivot?" Last week we discussed what that looked like, but this week? This week we're getting inspired to find our own answers to our next big adventure!

And the best way to consider those questions? Is to go inward. Read on to find out more.

An Elegant Woman holding flowers in a field during the Golden Hour of Sunset


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The last time we spoke about New adventures, setting sail, and setting our intention for the new year now... You can click for a refresher on last week's intro & Love Note Here! But this week, lets dig in for some inspiration to help get you inspired on your next adventure and on narrowing down just what direction it is you'd like to head in for the next couple of months, and maybe even into the New Year.




No one knows more about the Art of Changing Direction better than Julia Child...

Her First Pivot Julia Child was 29 year old from a well off family when she decided to join the US's war effort in World War II. She was initially rejected from the military for being too tall. But she never let that stop her. Instead, she found another way in as a typist. Her Second Pivot Years later, finding herself a newly married woman and in Paris with a husband who was busy with his own career -- she found herself needing to pivot yet again. At 37, with very few cooking skills to speak of she decided to attend the prestigious Cordon Bleu, which had never had a woman before & ended up with a dazzling new career! Her Third Pivot Only to have her husband forced out of his job as a diplomat a decade or so later. They both landed back home in the states in and with Julia's famous cookbook career already beginning to wane. Once again she realized she needed a new adventure. Take a look at the video below to see some of how she did it...




After watching, pull out your journal, grab some coffee, light a candle, put on some music, & answer these questions. 1. What have you felt that’s been missing in your world? Julia realized she needed to feel relevant again and passionate again, not stuck as a retired middle-aged woman. That’s what was missing for her and what prompted her next new adventure… What about you? What have you been missing in your world? Joy? Adventure? Stability? Warmth? 2. When have you been happiest in your life? For Julia her fondest memories were clearly her years of discovery in Paris, being immersed in their culture and food and cooking... How about for you? Was it when you were in your twenties? A kid? Thirties? When you’ve been on vacation? Is it whenever you're at the beach or camping? 3. What did you love about who you were then & how you felt? & 4. Given your answers above: What’s one quality you know that if you developed it would make a big change to your life? These questions can help you to start the process of finding your next, new exciting direction. They are great ways to start planting the seeds for next week, when we take our new dreams and intentions out for a brief sail!



Desirée Sommer is a former Interior Designer & Writer dedicated to helping those around her to Beautify, Style & make their lives Fun again! She happily resides in the rural beauty of Idaho with her pet pooch Bree, where she gets to take epic hikes, and plot her next big travel escapade. Her favorite things include traveling, film & anything French or Italian. Oh, and dancing! Always dancing!


Are you ready to be inspired to find your next new direction?




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