It seemed like a good idea

Liz Sumner Fear, Fulfillment, Service Leave a Comment

Ever get the feeling that you’re being pulled along into a more adventurous life than you’d intended? That you somehow make choices that seem out of character? Or maybe it’s that I pretend I’m helpless against these “external” forces. That seems more likely than the fact that I would choose to do this on my own. Here’s what happened– Michael …

Serendipity Does It

Liz Sumner Ease, Gratitude, Kindness, Letting Go, Service, Trust Leave a Comment

We did it. We emptied our house. Got it rented in record time. Returned to Italy with only minor mishaps (forgotten computer and temporarily lost suitcase). I’m still stunned that everything worked so well. I owe it all to good luck, good friends, and good instincts. When last we spoke I was drowning in garbage bags. I told you that …

Manifesto

Liz Sumner Service, Virtual Assistance, Wisdom, Work Leave a Comment

I decided to make a graphic representation of my core philosophy. I do my best to live by this and share it with others when asked (and sometimes unsolicited). I am deeply inspired by Marianne Williamson, particularly on the subjects of love and forgiveness. This philosophy is becoming clearer to me as I get older and wiser. There’s nothing new …

Pro bono or not pro bono?

Liz Sumner Patience, Service Leave a Comment

How do you handle the pro bono request? Doing work for friends is a tricky business. I believe that it is my responsibility to set my own boundaries. If I agree to give service as a gift I can’t get resentful if someone accepts. It’s not fair. But if someone accepts a gift from me I hope I am clear …