When A Plan Comes Together

Sheri Here,

Last weekend was my husband’s Celebration of Life. These are the type of events that people dread and have a gloomy prognosis about.

Celebration of Life

Yet, that was not what I wanted. I wanted this event to truly be a Celebration of Life, of a life well lived. For me, the only way I know how to achieve a particular result is to first have a clear picture of what I want and then back up from there. Design a plan to achieve that result.

My husband had been in declining health for a long time and with it came a changing landscape of our relationship. What I wanted was his community to remind me of the person he had been for most of his life and during our time together. To tell the stories of how they best remembered him and how he impacted their lives.

The results are in, every single person I’ve talked to, and I’ve talked with a lot, has mentioned how wonderful the memorial service was.

What we got was an occasion filled with love and laughter because George was a gentle giant with a big sense of humor.

I’ve now been able to recraft the last memories of his life with the love and laughter of a life well lived. That was my objective.

Clear Objectives

To do that, I needed that clear objective and then I went to work designing the event with the help of a group of people who cared for and knew both of us.

Planning works, no matter the project or event. You plan the plan and then work the plan. Failing to plan is planning to fail.

What About You?

How about you?

Where have you successfully planned an event that you were totally pleased with the outcome?

What about that event that was subpar, was the clear objective and plan missing?

Do you need help formulating a plan for a project or an event?

Then let’s talk. Planning is not difficult; it just takes an intention. Let’s put our heads together and get that plan you want in place. Then let’s do the action, I’ll walk you through it! Let’s set up time here!

Until the next time.



P.S. Do you have a dream that needs fulfilling? Then let’s talk, set up time here!

Re-Entry After A Trip

Sheri Here,

Kauai was wonderful: the trip home and re-entry, not so much.

The Trip

The island was gorgeous. I was staying on the North Shore in Princeville and the weather was cloudy, which means that it would rain for a bit, then stop, the clouds might clear and repeat.

The light was amazing for pictures and if you’d like to see some, go to my Instagram page here to get a look or my FaceBook page here.

My friend, Bonnie, and I did water things – snorkeling and pool time; did sightseeing things – the Botanical Garden and the Kilauea Lighthouse; and ate at some wonderful restaurants. All in all, I wound up refreshed and relaxed.

Then the flight home, which started off an hour and a half delayed, followed by a cacophony of crying babies for five hours during the flight. Just when I thought I was on my last nerve, despite the sound suppressing headphones, we landed. Whew!


Re-entry started! I finally got home around midnight to an empty house. The first time I’ve returned home to singlehood in 25 years, so I’m out of practice!

The phenomenon of post-vacation blues is real, I’m feeling it, despite living in a paradise of another sort here in Southern California and so is my travel mate.

In my book Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation, I talk about re-entry and how to deal with it. One thing is remembering that it takes about a day for every hour of time change to get over jet lag, so it took me three days to recover. Then there is decompressing from the fabulous trip – debriefing yourself: what was great, what not so great (nothing on this trip) and what would I do differently next time?

This trip I came home to the final preparation for my husband’s “Celebration of Life “and the feelings that brings – the sadness and grief of his passing and the joy of having known this kind, sensitive man – one of the good guys. It’s a lot but life continues.

What About You?

How about you?

How do you handle the re-entry after vacation and those post-vacation blues?

If you are struggling – let chat schedule a call here! And let’s talk about it.

Until the next time.



P.S. You can order my book Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation here!

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