This morning, during the drive to daycare my three-year-old and I spoke about all the things we are thankful for. I started with “Daddy” we continued on with all our family members, animal crackers. ABCDEFG crackers, birds, fire trucks, sharks, the sun, the moon … and then my son said: all the oils. You may think, so what BUT that moment for me was a tear jerker and my gawd did it spark some passion.
So, there comes a point in life when you realize that you have to take chances, big ones, in order to get what you want out of life vs. just surviving in it.
I am not talking ‘should I dye my hair black’ or move in with the guy I just met, chances (um, remember when I did that? One worked out really well [love you babe] the other, not so much) what I am talking about is; putting all your failed efforts, your pride and all the people that say you can’t do it aside and going for it anyway. It is wanting something more than you fear it.
You guys, this thing called LIFE … you know, we all have a really amazing opportunity to make what we want out of it. I once saw a meme that said: “we all have the same amount of minutes in a day that Beyonce has” – that sparked drive!
So this is a shout out to all of you that support me, encourage me, life me up and help me be me. Not the me a want to be, or the person I think I need to be … just ME. Real, crazy, passionate, over sharing, super sensitive, can kinda be a bitch if I don’t get my way … ME. I love each & every one of you for playing a part in my story.
I have silver in my eyes and pride myself on being a GOALDIGGER! And guess what …. Today is a GREAT day to have a GREAT day, damn it!
Do you ever walk past a perfect stranger, a suddenly their fragrance reminds you of something? The moment can stop you dead in your tracks, make you smile (or tear up) and bring you to a special place.
Patchouli does that for me.
It reminds me of when I was younger and I used to watch my Mom do her make-up at her vanity. I used to think she was so ‘fancy’ the way she did her mascara & lipstick always with her perfectly painted nails. I remember intently watching her every move so I too could look as pretty as she did.
As soon as she would leave her room, I would sneak in & the first thing I always remember was smelling her perfume … the scent was Mom. I knew she knew I went in her vanity and played pretend … I love that she knew & probably watched me like I did her.
Times change, people change but memories … those are forever kinda things.
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It’s the first of the month and my dreams are bigger. My goals feel within reach for the first time in a long time. I think a lot of that has to do with my state of mind.
Last month, I started reading OOLA for Women. Ever since I started the book, I feel lighter. What I mean by that is I feel a lot of the weight I was carrying emotionally has been slowly shedding off of me and allowing me to refocus and work on ME. Work on the areas in my life that I have been allowing to slide. I am learning balance, daily and how to manage all that I have as well as all that I want. I am also learning to love myself more for WHO I AM vs. who I was trying to be – a people pleaser ::raises hand:: and who others expect me to be. Part of this new ME journey has been letting go of things that were holding me back. Feelings, people and things that have been a weight on my chest. I apologized to the people I felt I needed to. I confronted things that pained me, worried me and made me crazy trying to figure out. I deleted, added, removed, cried, laughed, drank wine, beer and even vodka. Self re-discovery is fulfilling but also terrifying.
It wasn’t easy but as soon as I got the courage to open my mouth & heart at the same time, I immediately felt I did the right thing. Today, as I type this, I feel so good! Like clear skies, birds chirping kinda good.
Every day that I find balance and truly focus on my dreams and wants, I am finding that something random throughout the day will go really, really right. Like the one-on-one time my Husband and I recently got because my sister was gracious enough to take our son for a sleepover. The extra snuggles with our baby girl due to being home a bit longer than anticipated after mate right leave. The strengthened friendship I am forming with someone over the same OOLA efforts, desires and attitude. The amazing conversation with a family member that hasn’t happened in a really long time, not like that. The cookbook I won from a health coach I admire. The growth in my ETSY Business and the new passion for my Young Living business. These are just a few things that have been little daily blessings.GRATITUDE is key these days. Not only for the big obvious things like a roof over my head, food in my mouth but also the small things that I’ve let slide by for years.
Laying in bed with my family and watching a silly movie. Hearing our three year old recite the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time. Getting a clear bit of health at our daughters four month check-up. Looking at my Husband and even after nine years being so ridiculously attracted to him. Clean sheets. Country music. LIFE. (to be continued – forever)