Happy New Year!

Can we still exchange this greeting so deep into January? I would think so, as this is the first article I’ve sent out since we crossed into 2022. My cat Tino is already exhausted, but I — I am just getting started.

Despite the arc of time…

We stood on the sand, the calm waters nearing us, then falling back with the tide. The three of them were in a stand-off with me. Did I want to hike the nearby cliffs named Giant’s Foot that overlook the ocean with them?

I threw out every excuse in the…

When my stepdad passed a few years ago, I bought a silver bracelet custom engraved with his and my mother’s initials: T & C.

I rarely took it off, unless I was afraid I’d lose it swimming, or break it when working out.

But then — crossing the border by…

(Image from Unsplashed — Nathan Lindahl)

Since kicking off this newsletter, I aim to share not just my services, but my personal stories. Episodes and events that pepper my life in lesson-learning ways that I hope will offer some kind of relevancy to my readers, through humor or connection in some way.

I recently moved in…

I’d love to write one of my real-life stories here that unravel into a deeper meaning, tying in with the personal growth workshops and life coaching I do.

You know . . . the comical or rocky stories from my life embedded with deeper learning that I hope is relatable…

This morning I woke to a beautiful start, which is rare for an early anything with me because, in the mornings, I prefer silence and coffee.

For some reason, still in bed, my little black and white cat attacking my toes with all the might in her paws and savagery…

My cat looks like this when her day has gone perfectly to plan. I also look like this when my day definitely has not. Twisted upside down, eyes askew, not at all on our feet.

My mother used to use the word “discombobulated” when she felt out of sorts —…

Christy Nichols

Educator, business owner, writer, do-gooder (mostly), trouble-maker (sometimes). Personal coaching & leadership retreats hosted through www.venture-within.com

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