Who’s Got Your Back?

One things that currently works in my life, and that I’m proud of, are my close circle of girlfriends.👭

This weekend I’m spending 48 hours with two besties, doing things I’ve not done before in London – swimming in the Ladies pond at Hampstead Heath, visiting an Italian art gallery with outdoor cafe, and going to an open air dance.

I turn 50 in one month’s time and we’ve tagged it my Birthday Eve. Part celebration in itself, part warm up event for the year ahead.

I’m excited about turning 50 – late bloomer and all that!😉💃🏾 – but I’ve noticed anxiety about how to celebrate this milestone.

The parties I should have. Who to celebrate with? Friends who’ve been solid throughout the years? Use it as a chance to reconnect with others I’ve lost touch with? What about those who, well, I don’t feel connected with anymore – lost touch for a reason? And how to acknowledge those who are no longer here on this earthly realm?😳

Never mind the energy of actually organising something myself! 

Last weekend I went out for dinner with two local girlfriends and talked about the above. Turns out we all three have milestone birthdays within a month of each other.

So how about a simple, shared event?💡

More ease. More fun!

We’ve found a date and are in process of co-creating something that works for all of us.

One of my Coaching Circle clients celebrated her 50th earlier this year and cherished herself by doing something she’d never done before – organising a meal for loved ones and paying outside caterers to do all the cooking, serving and clearing away.

Yep, treating herself like the queen in her own life.🤩

That’s one of the (many!) things I love about the Coaching Circles. A community of women, consciously honouring what matters to them, making the (personally) meaningful happen, and all in the knowledge that somehow the world flourishes with them. 🌏💗

I’m proud of the women in my life.😊

I’m grateful for those who’ve got my back.

However friendships are for you right now, what’s one (simple) thing you could do this weekend to honour them?🤔

And remember, you’re worth it!

Let’s flourish together!

Arlene x

Arlene Lyne

Arlene Francey Lyne

Coach, writer, mama, raving fan of Mother Earth.
Life a work in progress; like a garden, it’s never finished!
Sharing practical inspiration to help you tend to what matters💖

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