San Francisco Can Wait

I thought I would be on an airplane to San Francisco at this very moment. That was until I tried printing my boarding pass last night. I discovered I am not going today. I’m booked for Friday.

Today is a FREE DAY. It’s a “get out of jail free card.”

I about freaked out. What would I do with a free day? I had no plans in Everett; my mind was on the city where people leave their hearts.

Slow down. Breathe! You were just bequeathed 24 luxury hours without obligation and no big tab. You can do something astonishing. What will it be?

In my mind, luxury always starts with a fresh book. This morning I sat down and opened Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share your Creativity and Get Discovered.

Kleon says your work doesn’t exist until it is whirling around on the web. Wake-up call! Mine is in journals. I’m a bl—ging procrastinator!

He then talks about the sharing process. Maybe I should delineate:  “sharing the process.”

I thought I had to get my product published before I could tweet about it. Trust me. I have a product–it’s spread across 10 years, dozens of journals, and hundreds of charts. It came in the 3 AM wake-up call that transformed my life!

With these thoughts whirling around in my head I used some of my luxury minutes to walk my neighborhood cleansing the palate of my mind.

I came up with two ideas. 1. Invite some neighbors to dinner. 2. Blog daily during May.

Once home, I opened my journal and considered what might happen if I wrote 300 words on process for 31 days?

As someone has said, “You never know until you try.”

Whether you stick around to watch my process doesn’t matter. What does matter is that one woman is not succumbing to retirement and snow birding in a generally southern direction. Instead, she is considering today and the next who-knows-how-many-tomorrows-she-may-have as luxury hours in which to let the world know how the Transforming Intruder invaded her life during a long succession of early morning encounters.

Who knows? Maybe you’re not ready to go south either. San Francisco can wait; so can Arizona–and mini-golf.

It’s time to investigate the underbelly of a flourishing life.

under side of tulips


About Your Flourishing Life

As a child, Marlee Huber loved to ramble through gardens sampling juicy berries and delighting in the heady fragrance of roses. As an adult, she thrills at maintaining a country garden in the foothills of the Washington Cascades. Something happened in 2012 that changed everything for Marlee. She followed the love of her life as he bicycled across the continent from their home in the NW to his brother's home in the Virginia. Ninety days later she came home and has never been the same. After photographing the backroads and hamlets across America--all on auto, she came home and took an online photography course, read dozens of books on technique and vision and stepped out into a new career. Her passion is coaching young people to discover their brilliance. She calls it Life-Themes Coaching and during one nearly half-day session, she unpacks what makes you brilliant and one of a kind. Then she matches the discoveries with a photography session where she tells the story of your life with her camera. In her personal life, she is a wife, mother, and grandmother delighting in her flourishing family!
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4 Responses to San Francisco Can Wait

  1. I kind of like my retirement life and the simplicity of it, along with the ability to come and go as I please. Great season! I think you have lots going so just remember your comment about the slowing down for the chance of a DEEP breath! Best to you on your words in May!

    • So glad you are where you are in this season. That’s wonderful! Today it is as if I stepped into a new season and a new assignment. So thankful for the two years of training with the Awakenings Prayer Institute on contemplative prayer. It has impacted me powerfully and is part of the reason I am ready to share my process and begin releasing what I have only shared at retreats and in teaching series. It is good to have people nudging me–you nudge me to remember the contemplative while other friends are nudging me to release in print what I have only taught. There is a balance. I need you both! I value you both! I know the calling on my life that is yet to be released. I must move on it.

  2. Angela says:

    Love you Mama! Love that you take the road less traveled. I appreciate also your creativity in all your endeavors. There has never been one like you. Thank you for loving this region and city and your family well. 😘

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