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Part 3: The Finale ~ Meet Your Next Adventure!

This week we are wrapping up our three part series on The Art of Setting Sail ( & New Adventures)! And we're doing it with a way to put everything that comes before into action! What kind of action? The best kind, a way to play this week and having fun trying out your next new Adventure!

Ready to play more in your life with the idea of your next big adventure? Read on to find out more.

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


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Are you ready to play with finding your Next Direction and taking Sail towards it? 'Cause that's just what this week is all about! Taking all the beautiful, brilliant thought-work we've been doing this month with our theme of Setting Sail for new directions and for new adventures, & putting it into action, with fun & joie de vivre! If you need a refresher Part 1 or Part 2 click on the links below!

Now that you are all caught all up, then let's get on to having some fun with the Monthly Way to Play!


Monthly Way to Play


A Trial Mini Sailing: Why not take your new Adventure out for a spin?

In Last week's inspiration you were led through a series of journal questions to help you find a playful new direction embodied in a word or phrase that would fill your days with joy for your next 3 months or year. ( You can find that journal exercise here! ) Now let's take that playful, exciting and enticing word or phrase and really let her rip in your real world life, in a small contained hour of time. Pick an hour out of your life. What hour? Well, lets think about your word/phrase and briefly answer these questions: How might a woman who embodies your word spend her free time? Her weekends? How does she spend her morning? How does she spend the hour after she gets home for work? How does she spend dinner with her partner? What does dinner look like? Now, which one of these scenarios seems most fun? Which hour of time is really calling to you? Choose that one! Now, using what you sketched out from above plan it out. Figure out exactly how those 60 minutes as that woman would play out embodying that word. Take some time to plan it out and make it as fun and enjoyable as you possibly can and put it in your schedule. When the date comes, set a timer for 60 minutes and play act, “as if’ for one hour. Hone in on on how you want to feel and your intention, and really take it out for a test drive, or rather a test sailing. Some Examples... If you’ve been toying with the phrase "wildly joyful," the think about how a wildly joyful woman might spend her mornings… With coffee and meditation like you do? Or might she rock it out in pink Lilly pulitzer PJs to an early morning dance party of Madonna? If you put down that you’ve been craving the "Glamorous life," then how might Glamorous You spend a Friday Night? Would she order the same old weekly take out from the same place? Or would she meet her significant other at some place very glam for drinks wearing her best outfit & heels? If you’ve been craving more freedom, then how might a freedom loving woman spend her hour after work? Would she dutifully fold towels and get some laundry done? Or would she do something more spontaneous? Say take a trip to the beach and walk it, listening to the waves and let the dog run until the sun starts to set? Craving rest and peace? Then maybe it’s time to cancel the weekly Sunday timed run and workout for a leisurely sleep in, and a quiet coffee and brunch in bed with a book. After you've completed your let test spin, take some time to debrief. How did it feel? Was it pitch perfect or does your word need a little fine-tuning? What went well? And what surprised you?


It's always ok to change your mind and keep changing direction until find the sweet spot. So trust yourself!


And to Wrap Up... Here is what I know: Reading my loves, is not action. Too many of you read this newsletter and think that reading it is enough to actually create change. And I appreciate you taking the time to even read this, but I would be lying to you if I said it was enough to just read it. It’s not. Action creates traction and change… Action creates more delight, joy, style, creativity or whatever else you have been craving. And it’s up to you to take that action. Don’t "con" yourself into believing that reading along is the same thing. Or that you don’t need to actually do the work. Don’t "con" yourself into believing you’ve already got this down. That's just another way to stay safe & to stay stuck. And there is always more to discover and to be had. So today, take a tiny risk. Dare to decide who *you* want to be and then put her into play for just one gorgeous beautiful hour. Cheers to the New You & your hour of playing in a brand New Direction! All my love, xoxo Desirée Sommer


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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