Making Me Happy

Hola!

Today’s Making Me Happy is a little late because it’s all systems go at In Spaces Between HQ as I prepare for a quick jaunt to Melbourne to speak at the Soulpreneurs event tomorrow, and next week, our (belated) honeymoon to Italy where we’ll spend ONE WHOLE MONTH.

Whoa. Excitement doesn’t even cut it. This overseas trip has been a long time coming and I’m so, so ready to let the ideas that have been percolating in my mind take shape – pen to paper – but more importantly, to switch off, play with my man, have fun, feast my eyes on new sights and BE. To give myself permission to step out of Rach the Coach, Blogger, Friend, Email Writer, and be Rach the Free-Spirited, Joy-Loving, Big Dreamer That Craves Adventure. 

It’s time.

I’ve had a few chats with friends and clients lately around the idea of fun and have been reminded that life can get all too serious if we don’t actively carve out time for play and downtime, so before we launch into this week’s love list, I want to pose this question to you:

How do you have fun? (and are you having enough of it?) Share away in the comments, sweet pea, and feel free to leave your declaration to have more fun if you need.more.of.it.now.dammit. When it’s declared, it happens. Simplest formula for success out.

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Sunday Hangs

 

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I woke up on Sunday with a craving to “go bush,” so my handsome man and I jumped in the car, grabbed ourselves the best freaking vegan pizza in the world from Mandala (check it out on my Instagram if you want to drool) and… found a lemon tree.

I know, I know. Wild. Livin’ on the edge over here folks! Somebody stop us.

Speaking

 

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Ahh! Soulpreneurs. WHAT A NIGHT.

Last Thursday in Brisbane, alongside 4 women I adore, I took the stage to talk authenticity and abundance in business, blogging, and y’know, life. It was EPIC.

How it went

We were blessed with an audience of curious and wonderful women (and a few men) who asked awesome questions, scribbled notes and were highly engaged, making it a true “workshop” style format, and a journaling exercise punctuated the end of the night so that everyone walked away with a “next right action” to take them ever-closer to their big dream.

How it felt

Exhilarating. Divine. Addictive! Seriously loved it.

I was super calm all day leading in – appreciated, body, thank you – and while my heart let me know I was pole-vaulting out of my comfort zone as we kicked off the night, those feelings very quickly made way for a sense of connection with the audience and the message. When you’re speaking on stage, it’s SO not about you… and I truly felt that. It’s about the audience. Always.

I adored

Meeting some of the gorgeous souls that read this blog in the flesh, and being able to wrap them up in a big hug.

Hearing women in the front row say YES! and knowing that in that moment, something had shifted. Life would be different. Brighter. Dreams: bigger.

Listening to the stories and wisdom pour out of the friends I shared the stage with.

Seeing Yvette’s beaming face all night – this woman has created something truly beautiful and powerful with Earth Events, and it’s a true joy to witness her (rapid) evolution with this biz. Sky’s the limit!

I’m excited for

Tomorrow night. Soulpreneurs Melbourne. BRING IT!

Gratitude Wall

 

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We’ll call it “Post It Art”… and one day, it will be a Post It HEART.

I wanted to create something at home that reminded me of all the beautiful blessings in my life and my husband’s life, because as I’m sure you’re well aware, bringing our attention to what we’re grateful for attracts more of it into our lives. Gratitude is a magnet. It keeps us humming along at the kind of high vibin’, electric frequency that breeds more of the good stuff, and I plan on layering this wall with as many notes of appreciation as I can.

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And now to you! What’s lighting your life right now? Drop some love (like it’s hot) in the comments. 

10 Comments to “Making Me Happy”

  1. Your ‘Making Me Happy’ posts always put a smile on my face Rach! I love the way you write, so spirited and true and *you*!

    Is it weird that I am vicariously excited about your belated honeymoon? Cos I am! Can’t wait to hear all about your pizza-eating, cobbled-street-exploring adventures!

    Making me happy this week: discovering and connecting with inspiring creatives online, homemade French onion soup, warm showers at night and ugg boots coming out of hibernation! x

  2. Firstly – I love you.

    Secondly – thank you for the play reminder :) Next week Max will be in childcare two days a week. That leaves me with Tues/Wed/Thurs to be completely 100% focused on him and nurturing his growth and PLAY !

    Stepping away from all things biz and blog and email and electronic for three days a week, and completely being a mum … X

  3. Looking WILD with that stick!

    Right now, I’m feeling SO good with alignment. Yowwww! And gratitude, and celebrating how far I’ve come, and also excited that I’m turning 21 in 2 weeks. YAY!

    xx

  4. Love your blog rach!

    Right now whats lighting my life is new beginnings, nuturing my friendships, doing my first half marathon and the excitement of catapoutling myself into the unknown when I move overseas in a few weeks.

    Will keep following this amazing blog though :) Enjoy your honeymoon!!

  5. You know what, this weeks Making Me Happy / blurb of goodness just gave me a big fat & highly needed reminder that I am SO incredibly blessed to have 8 (yes 8) beautiful Nieces + Nephews to not only smother in love and get smothered right back tenfold but to be able to play stuck in the mud, swing for hours, have ninja turtle battles with and most importantly, laugh.. Uncontrollable belly laughing. Seeing the world through their eyes is an incredible experience.

    Peppermint tea with honey + new hair + my book + loads of water + a new exercise regime + special people in my world are putting a big fat smile on my face this week.

    Big Love + Thanks Rach. x

  6. Wishing you well on your honeymoon! My Making Me Happy includes: Changing our next overseas destination due to the announcement of an engagement in the family! Our new fridge which means we’re back to a big one after borrowing a small one in the interim – now we an stock all the fresh produce in abundance again! My husband coming home last night and telling me how much he loves our life and how content and happy he is with me. Swoon.

  7. So exciting Rach… we’re heading off on our honeymoon on Tuesday… Yaaaaaaay! I look forward to connecting when we get back.

    I am totally in love with the way traveling can open your mind and gain perspective. Making me happy right now is the opportunity to have the space to deeply connect with myself and see what transpires. (also getting to hang out with my new hubby… just the two of us)

    blessings for your journey. xoxo

  8. Wow! You are a bundle of fire and energy! Living it to the fullest and enjoying it is what it’s all about. Keep up the good work.

    Thank you for those inspirational words. j2c :)

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