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New again?!

The end of the second week in a new role is leaving me exhausted.  Adjustments always take a moment and getting back to the type of shift I enjoy; a bit older than the last time is knocking me off my feet a bit.

But as I was scrolling around looking at quotes, I thought this was a good one for today.    Sometimes finding a great fit for your strengths and skills can take time.  I can say that I think I have found a great fit for me in this position.

If you are working to create your best life, keep looking at the ways in which you earn an income.  Make what you do; your job, be something you enjoy (at least most of the time).  Even if you have to learn something new, use that as a challenge for yourself.  Don’t be afraid of the new or unknown.  Sometimes taking a calculated risk truly does pay off.

I am someone who likes to be challenged.  To learn something new.  I am often easily distracted and enjoy change.  So once again, I am not living to work, but am enjoying the work I do.

And by the way; blogging is one of the things that makes me happy so I will continue to post.  To encourage you to live each day to the fullest.  To cheer you on in pursuing your goals, dreams and best life.  Today!  Everyday!

 

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Happy Wednesday

Today is another day to begin in contentment and joy.  It’s a beautiful sunshine filled morning.  I love starting my day focused on all the positive in life.   The other day I realized that while I liked my life before, after healing from all the abuse and chaos, I didn’t really love love it.  I enjoyed my children, family and friends. I laughed often and had fun with my kids.  But there was a piece missing.  Not a piece of me, I am whole and healthy all by myself.  But that piece that a partner brings.  That part of having a best friend you can count on every single day, the one who keeps you warm when you are cold, who helps you with all the daily tasks, makes you laugh and who answers the same question about the locks a million times.

When you wake up each day loving your life, it’s easy to stay positive and wear a smile.  I am a big believer that the way to change your life is all about mindset.  What you choose to focus on.  I once read a quote that talked about seeing life through a magnifying glass. That when you hold it up to the negative things, they will appear even larger and become a greater obstacle.  But when you hold it over and highlight the positive, you become more positive, things seem brighter and you feel like you can do anything.  That what you choose to magnify will become your life.  I committed a while ago to magnifying the good, the positive, the beautiful.

As you go about your day today, think about what you hold the magnifying glass over?  Do you hold it over the things you dislike?  Over the coworkers that are negative and annoying?  The issues or bad attitude your kids or partner bring home some days?  All the ways you think you can’t do something?  Or do you magnify the good?  The beautiful sunrise you see on the way to work?  The way your kids want to share their stories?  The wonderful laugh your partner has?

I am sending you all positive thoughts today. Hoping you focus on the good.  Hoping you can find just one wonderful thing in your day; your relationship, work or home that brings you joy.  Search for it, even if you are living or working in not so great conditions.  Magnify the One thing that may be good.  Watch it become larger as you focus in. When you search for beauty, you will most assuredly find it.

Have a great Wednesday.

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Sunday reflections (12)

The house is quiet as is the usual every Sunday morning. The puppy sleeping peacefully next to me as I work through my morning routine. It’s vital to me to begin my days with quiet. To wake up before everyone else. To be able to meditate. To read. Scroll through social media; (yes I’m working on Not doing that). Drink a coffee and maybe journal.

This morning I’m reflecting on how many things have changed since I’ve been practicing some of these routines. As I was scrolling my social media the other day, I was reminded that this time a year ago I was doing a 9 day purge. Removing, cleaning out, throwing away, or deleting 27 items each day for 9 days. I didn’t miss a day. It was challenging as I’m not a big collector of stuff. The point was to make room; mentally and emotionally for something new. To create spaces in my mind, home, and heart by cleaning out what was no longer necessary. Or at least that’s why I was doing it.

What’s amazing is that I was open to that process. I was committed to finding 27 items each day. Clothes, books, contacts, old CDs and movies. Etc. And by sticking with it, being open to what I was hoping to gain, it ended up changing my life.

About a week later I met this man that in the last 50 weeks has shown me what love is. Has laughed with me almost every day since we met. Holds my hand through challenging moments and let’s me have space when I need it.

We are coming upon closing this year out with a little vacation just the two of us. I can’t help but reflecting on how one small thing can affect ones whole world.

Making room and space for someone was not an easy task for me. I’m very independent and enjoy my alone time. But doing that 9 day purge created an opening for my life to change.

Today as many celebrate Easter, I’m celebrating this life changing year. Enjoying it one day at a time.

Thought this was fitting for today’s reflection. Cheers to life changing mindsets.

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Facing fear

I’m in over-drive today. Lack of sleep. Lots of mind whirling today as we have new opportunities to decide about.  Thoughts a bit overwhelmed by all the ideas floating about.

And as I’m working through the pros and cons of new possibilities, I’m reminded of these thoughts/quotes. I’m reflecting on these as I desire to live my best life.

I am pretty content each day.  I am living so many parts of my definition of a great life.  And I am committed to being the best me I can be. Sometimes that means I have to tackle fear of the unknown. Fear of making a bad decision. Fear of failing.

And because I’ve seen the rewards that come from pushing past fear. Overcoming failure, I am reflecting on what decisions I need to make to continue on this path.

May you relate to these quotes if tackling important decisions. Facing new ideas or possibilities. Don’t let fear hold you back.

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My cup runneth over.

I know I’ve written often about gratitude but I have to again. This is a reoccurring theme these days. Today I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness for my life! I’m feeling sappy and smiling. Beautifully exhausted as we stayed up too late enjoying time without kids, which is a rare event.

The past (almost) year has been life changing. So many changes and more to come. But tackling life with a partner that loves and respects you is amazing, makes me believe anything is possible.

Not every moment of every day is wonderful. We get tired. We get short with the ones we love. But even those moments, once mended, bring us closer and create so much growth and connection that I can’t help but be thankful for them.

Just wanted to share the joy. And this message of gratitude. Hope you are having just as wonderful of a day.

There is something amazing that happens to your soul when you stay in a state of thanksgiving. It pours out of you. Smiles and laughter are hard to contain.

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Hello Spring

It’s been beautiful here this week in the Northwest!  Spring has officially arrived.  With the warm sunshine early and now the rain.  Do you know that smell of new rain?  That smell of water hitting the asphalt, kicking up the dust and dirt that has been frozen over for months now.  It’s not near as cold as many other places in the world, but we have our own winter that leave us longing for spring.

And this week has me ready to burst with all the newness that comes within this season.  Soon we will see all the flowers open and bloom.  The grass will grow and lawns will be mowed.  Jackets will be put away and more walks will commence.  Already the windows are open and the fresh air rushes in.

We have so many new happenings in our lives.  Spring is a great time to start new projects.  To look at the goals that you set out to achieve and really get to work on them.  If you haven’t started yet, now is the time.

I am spending time thinking on this today as we embrace these changes in our life.  Bring on the beauty of Spring.

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