Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 2013 Dreams/September Review

Ooooh La La! Hello to the 10th month of 2014! Do you know there are only 92 days left of the year?!

One massive lesson from the last 30 days is the value of FOCUS. I've written a little bit more about this recent lesson here.

Because of this focus, I'm going to be careful what I commit to and schedule in, so 'Who I want to be this month' is:
The person who does what they say they will - for both myself and others
My focus areas for this month are twofold: Health & Career.

I've been neglecting my physical health recently. It seems that in each moment that presents itself with the option to do some work or to get out and stretch my body, the former wins. Hands down. Each time.

Consciously, I know from drastic personal experience, that when my physical health is great, everything else in my life is easier. So, this month I'm making a big effort to start moving my body again!

I know I can marry these two focuses. They are both important and they positively feed each other. When I'm out getting my heart pumping I'm de-stressing and opening up my heart and mind to solutions and ways to make life and business even better. Expect to find a few posts on health and the journey I'm diving into over the next few weeks!


  • 2014 Life is Crafted collection finalised and new designs done
  • The new Life is Crafted website launched
  • Attend Demartini course in New Zealand (so excited!)
  • Craft quarterly goals and a clear action plan for the next 90 days
  • Get really clear on my vision, mission and values and have them all in one place
  • Read my WHY everyday
  • Write my Morning Pages everyday 
  • Jump into my health kick - yoga, heart-pumping puppy walks, 
  • Confirm my editorial calendar
  • Design our wedding invitations
  • Guest List finalised
  • Attend Wedding meal tasting


  • New Logo and Branding - some of you might now I'm in the midst of a rebrand of SSS to become Arienne Gorlach - Luxe Life Adventuress - same sentiment just updated! Can't wait to share :) - I've signed off on the logo and some finishing touches need to be done - very exciting!
  • Life is Crafted 2014 Collection - I've been working on the Dotty range and have them almost completed. Now just to do the other 2 designs, layouts and all the additional pages. I had such great feedback from my customers in regards to tweaks and new additions.
  • New Life is Crafted Website started -  I have a list of people to contact so it has been progressed but there is still a lot to do
  • Releasing sadness - doing some emotional work - Postponed :)
  • Fabulous Family time in Perth - 1st time in years we are all together in one place :) - OMG, it was really wonderful - we made some great memories and enjoyed such a lovely time together. I love my family!
  • Celebrate 4 year anniversary with The Man - Celebrated! It was lovely and our last anniversary before we get married :)
  • Design Intro Evening - I'm holding an evening event in the Sydney CBD in late October - super exciting!
  • Book park for the Wedding - I filled out the form, we just need to fax it off :) Also booked out menu tasting in - it is such a nice feeling to check them off the list.
  • Friend reconnection - catch up with some Uni buddies after almost 10 years! Such gorgeous girls! It was soooooooo lovely to catch up after such a long time - everyone looked pretty much the same and there was so much to catch up on
  • Work out renovation dates - postponed as we are waiting on some other dates for other maintenance works from the body corporate.
  • Stick to new routine (this is an often recurring monthly dream!) -  Hmmmm, I did so-so on this!
  • Design weekend retreat - possible event with some like-minded awesome girlfriends! We decided to postpone to March 2014 as October didn't work for a lot of the people who were interested. It will be a great time at the end of the first quarter of 2014 to see how you're going with your goals and to kickstart wellness and life inspiration for the rest of the year
  • Other's calendars - I'm working with some great gals on joint calendars - Had a few more discussions and once the Life is Crafted range is out of the way I'll have more time
  • Wedding invitations designed and sent - I'm supposedly doing them myself! Oooooooh -  Okay, so not done! Everyone is saying that the invites only need to go out around 3 months before the wedding date so I have a little more time :) Most of the people who need to travel already know informally anyways...
  • New Editorial Calendar - so I can be here and share more! -  Done most of the prep work, just trying to see what is feasible so I don't set myself up for failure...

    1. Hi Arienne,

      I am very excited to see your 2 new designs in the range :), since I am going to get your planner for 2014 most probably in A5. You are really awesome in having combined the best aspects of functionality of several planners into one + having had such a good taste with its beauty :).

      I am planning to use it in a simple disc-bound system or get it bound as a book right away because I am not such a friend of Filofax or alike.

      Are you thinking of selling your inserts any day in a bound book possibly?

      All the best for you :)

      1. Hi Carmen!
        I'm excited to get the designs out - we are working hard behind the scenes :) Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

        For the 2014 range, I am not getting them bound but there will be some available that are not hole punched so if people would like to get them bound themselves, or if they would like to punch it themselves for another system they have the freedom to do so.

        I will look into offering a bound system for future collections though :)

        Any other questions or suggestions please let me know!

        Kind Regards,


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