Two down and ten to go, again this month seems to have whizzed by for me, mainly because I’ve had my head down working, there have been some days that I really have to work hard to remember what day, week or month it is!!
At the end of January, I was offered the opportunity to do some tutoring at my local university on their business degree! It’s something I’ve done before as a guest lecturer so jumped at the chance to have more involvement with this course and help students to achieve their goals. I was given about 10 days to get ready to teach so it’s been quite a busy month.
I have the mindset that my knowledge is not just mine but everyone’s and should be shared with others so they too can achieve things they never dreamed of in life. For me lecturing on a degree course is one of those pinch me moments.
As with the current situation all teaching is carried out online which if I’m honest has been a steep learning curve, I’ve been a trainer for over 20 years and I’ve probably only delivered 1 or 2 courses online. This type of teaching is so outside my comfort zone it’s unreal, however, I am relishing the challenge and each week I learn something new but will admit that I can’t wait to be able to get into a real classroom and meet the students face to face.
As I eluded to last month I had planned to launch a new website and business offering, this was going to happen from 1st Jan but somehow the Christmas break just seem to go before my eyes, then got put back to the 1st Feb and now it’s nearly March and I’m no further forward with it!! This is constantly on my mind so will need to put in the hours in the coming days to get it off the ground, as I’ve got a session with a coach at the end of March to review my progress on this new venture!!
Due to the tutoring and my business workload there are have been so very long days at my desk, and although this is tough and tiring I never complain about it as I feel very lucky (especially during these times) that I am able to still earn a living by doing what I love and safely from home. In fact, hard work from the last few years is coming back in dividends now.
This is why I’m so keen to get the new website up and running as not only does it allow me to share my knowledge more but also I feel it will give me another source of income!
These long days working have lead to me not exercising as much as I would like, as ultimately there are only so many hours in the day but I’m determined that from March I will get some balance in my life and allow me to exercise regularly. Like everyone I guess it goes in phases/waves where I’m on it and will exercise come hell or high water then other times when I priority other activities. I’ve learnt not to berate myself for this as I know that I’ll return to it as and when I’m ready. These long days have lead me to setting my alarm at just before 5am & cracking on with workout (when I’ve felt like it) before even the birds are awake, I love this time in the morning as it feels so peaceful and exciting for what a new day will hold! However, the downside is I get to about 3pm and I’m done in for the day so I know that if I want to continue to these early starts I need to adjust my diet to give me the energy I need to power through.
So, as I sign off for another month, I will put it out there that change is coming for… watch this space!!
Best wishes and stay well, big love Rachel xx