I wasn’t always this way, and perhaps the devotion I’ve cultivated for spreadsheets is a testimony to just how much I have changed over the years. Let me count the ways…
I used to be estranged from money. Keep me and it far, far away from each other. Now though, I’ve become very present with it as a powerful ally for facilitating positive change, joy and balance in the world. My spreadsheet(s) (yes, there are many) help me stay present with the flow — where it’s going, what it’s doing, how it can work in ways more fully in alignment with my spiritual values.
I used to shy away from discipline and routine in my life. I thought that d & r translated to dull and restrictive. I’ve since learned that some discipline and routine keep my foundation balanced. Helping me have what I need within myself and available in my resources to be truly spontaneous.
I use my dear spreadsheets to show me how I’m progressing, to keep track of projects I’m involved with, and as reminder of what is important to me. There is an art to the spreadsheet, and I’ve become just such an artist. They will never be shown in a gallery, but that doesn’t make them any less precious. And my, oh my, how I do love me a spreadsheet.