Happy New Year – let sparks fly!

ImageI started off my New Year by surrounding myself with outdoor beauty – at Panorama in beautiful British Columbia. I had already spend a blissful and relaxing week at a cabin, so to top it off we went cross country skiing on New Years Day.  It felt amazing to be outside, surrounded by the mountains and sunshine, the brilliant white snow and breathing in the glorious fresh air.

 

 

 

 

Sparks FlyI took the time while skiing to think about how I wanted to FEEL in 2014.  This past year I read and took part in the wonderful book The Desire Map (A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul) by Danielle Laporte.  One of my most fruitful learning’s from the book was when I felt lost or overwhelmed, was to come back to my Core Desired Feelings which would reset me and put me back on track. I post these in my office on my whiteboard so I’m always reminded of them too.  For 2014 words like, Creative – Healthy – Inspired – Productive – Abundance – Joy – Simplicity, came to me…while my list is still a work in progress for the next few days, I know I’m ready for sparks to fly for me this year!

How do you want to feel in 2014?!

Until next time,

Jess

Travelling

I have been tardy in posting the last two weeks as I’ve been on the road…I feel so lucky that I’m an entrepreneur which allows me to work remotely from really anywhere. Sure I am in town and can work with clients face to face most of the time, however, I have such amazing clients that we can also meet via Google Chat for example, still getting our meetings in and moving forward on projects.

All of that being said, I was recently in Chicago (I’ve never been before) and thought I’d share a little bit from my trip.  One day I took a great walk down the Magnificent Mile and beyond, visiting ‘the bean,’ Chicago Riverwalk and finding a Christmas tree and beautiful lights along the way.  Take a walk with me and get a taste for this amazing city – oh and I almost forgot, I had a fantastic time at the Chicago Blackhawks game – they sure have some passionate fans, what a great arena to take in a game!

Maybe my trip will inspire you to travel to this great city one day – I know I will need to go back as I definitely didn’t see and do everything I wanted to (or try enough of the restaurants!).

And before I sign-off I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few delicious meals I had…
1) The Scout (http://www.thescoutchicago.com/) – went there to take in some Sunday Night Football and I just have to say they are serving some pretty fantastic food there too. Two of my favs were the Tuna Tartare & Margherita Flatbread w/ Prosciutto Chips.
2) RPM Italian Restaurant (http://rpmitalian.com/) – three things: Lobster Caprese (um, whoever decided to put all of these ingredients together, genius), Maine Lobster Ravioli and Bill’s Chocolate Budino (salted caramel and cocoa nibs, need I say more?). This place has a lively atmosphere too which just added to the evening.
3) Soupbox (http://soupbox.com/) – Soup for the soul (plus if you’re vegan, vegetarian or celiac there are options for you too!). I LOVE soup so walking into a place for a quick bite that has at least 10 fresh-made soups was heaven to me. Then the icing on the cake? Grilled cheese made to order with your choice of bread and cheese. Yes please! I had the Fresh Broccoli & White Cheddar Soup & a Grilled Cheese on Sourdough.

Last comment on my foodie favs from this trip – you may be thinking ‘how did she not try out any deep dish pizza?!?’ – I am saving it for my next trip 🙂

Until next time…

Jess