|My fabulous red Canada Goose "Tourist Parka"|
Apparently the only people who wear Canada Goose coats up here are Japanese and Chinese tourists who come up to see the Northern Lights. I got laughed at once again by all my local friends for asking them to call me at any time of day if they happen to see the Northern Lights. I've never seen them before and apparently they are absolutely unreal up here. It's been too warm and cloudy to see them so far, but I've been told that on a clear night in the middle of winter the entire sky is just full of a plethora of different colours and it's spectacular.
|Northern Lights over Hay River|
I find the same phenomenon in my clients. Everyone seems to be looking for a quick fix, an answer to all of their dietary issues that doesn't involve doing any of the hard work that is required to make changes and see improvements. I'm not sure how I feel about luck. I like to think that you make your own luck. Yes I think that some people are fortunate with the timing of opportunities, but you have to set yourself up and work hard to be in a position to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you. One of my favorite quotes is "Success is when preparation meets opportunity" and I believe that some people interpret this as luck, forgetting about the preparation required by the 'lucky' individual. For now I'll pass on the superstitions and just keep working hard knowing that the next new exciting opportunity is around the corner.
PS the picture of the Northern Lights was taken in Hay River by a local. I recently purchased a coffee table book containing a bunch of his pictures taken in and around Hay River and it is gorgeous! His website is found here.