Cooking classes have been going very well. The first and second Simply Vegetables classes, Easy Spring, and the Indian Tour with Cooking were all big hits, with lots of good feedback. I've lined up three new classes for May.
I've done nine of the Health Histories required by school. I'm learning so much, and really enjoy watching people make their own discoveries in our talks. I'm doing my tenth module this week, and the first test. I'll be able to start taking Health Coaching clients on June 7th, so gearing up is great! We get business cards and brochures in May, I'm working on the website the school gave me, and the Facebook fan page is coming along nicely!
My biggest challenge is keeping balance, same as it is for most people. This whole homeschooling three kids, starting a business while in school and supportive husband too busy as well thing is a challenge. I know I can't duplicate myself, I know I can't bag the whole sleep thing (!), but in fact I also know we all get the same 24 hours. So my real challenge is how to best support myself in those 24 hours, by organizing, prioritizing and being selective, and taking good care of my health along with that of my family. There is an answer that is probably pretty simple. Because successful health coaches are coming back to the school and telling me they're doing it. What one can do, another can do. So I keep a steady pace, and am learning to make a habit of stopping when it's too much.
In the wise words of Dr. Seuss, "Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one." The early bedtime plan will make me more effective in everything I do. It will lead to enough rest, which will make me a better mommy, wife, health coach, writer and friend. And that's that. To that end, I leave you. Tomorrow I teach art in the park, there are kid playdates, we need bunny food, and to clean the van. If I can also put the new classes up Facebook and into an email, all the better.