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Wordy Girl Wednesday (2); Sometimes you just got to be spontaneous!

How many times do you think about what you would do “if only”?   Fill in that blank.  If only I had enough money.  Enough time.  If only I had someone to do that with.  To travel with.  To go see that movie with.  Or if you didn’t have to work or have kids.   I could go on and on with lists of what if’s and if only’s.

There are so many moments in life when we think things hold us back rather than give us life and opportunities.  I am not afraid to do things alone and have many times. I am independent and love that I am capable of tackling this life alone if need be.  But today I am doing one of those “if onlys” in my life.

I have always wanted to randomly hop a flight and take off without any prior planning! This has been an if I only had the money.  If I only had the time.  Without planning the how, where, what, details that I become consumed with.  As a single mom for many years this has been my standard operating procedure.  I have had to plan and plan and save and save.  And it’s not that I don’t have to do those things anymore now that my life is very different, but it’s that I see my priorities differently.  I do not have to tackle this tough life alone anymore; my opportunities are more abundant.

So today I am hoping that flight to meet up with my partner in life to go to one of my favorite places.   I am choosing to not say what if or maybe I shouldn’t or we can’t afford it and just go.  To head out to a place that brings joy to my soul the moment my feet land and share that with him and some of our kids.  The idea that we were not going to be there together is more painful than the costs of just taking the leap.

So I ask you, what moments of spontaneity do you wish for?  What would you do if you could just push aside all the doubts, all the if onlys and just went for it?  Would you start a business? Would you reach out to that long lost friend?  Would you move?  Try a new job?   This applies to so many areas of life. We are so often bogged down by the thoughts that stop us rather than push us.

Sometimes to live your best life, you have to go for it.  You have to be spontaneous and try something new.  Or do the things that test you, that encourage you, that lift you up.

Living my best life sometimes means just doing it. It may be something simple to one but makes a huge impact to another. So go live your best life. Take risks. Be spontaneous! I can’t wait to see what this trip brings, my soul is about to be light up. And when we fill ourselves with joy, it can’t help but spill out to others. When we live our best life, we help others do the same.

I hope you have a place that is this for you; I’m off to one of mine. Happy Wednesday.

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Dreaming of airplanes

Once in awhile I get stuck on just needing to escape for a few days. No responsibility. No requests on my time or energy. No alarm clock. With the weather change and the sun out more I’m dreaming of hoping a plane and relaxing somewhere new.

This quote seemed appropriate for today’s thoughts.

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Friday’s word (31)

Good morning world. It’s early here in the Pacific Northwest. The typical rain is falling and my Friday begins. I’m enjoying the quiet as usual in the mornings. I should be at the gym but this puppy sitting at my feet had me up and down throughout the night, sleep was a challenge.

I was searching for the next letter in the alphabet and found this word. It’s Japanese and I’ll have to see if there is an English equivalent. But what a beautiful thought; to be so in touch, in sync with the universe that you deeply react to the beauty or perhaps even the despair. I’m not sure but I would think this word could apply either way. As long as you’re feeling a strong emotional response.

I’ve been in my Montana mountains or in the Tetons and felt this. I’m often moved by the beauty of the sunset. I’ve been known to pull over and take pictures. To stand and watch and just be in awe.

I hope you have some connection with the universe that you have moments of yugen. Look for it, it’s all around.

Have a fabulous Friday.

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Friday’s word (30)

Today’s word is not only fun but brings a picture in my mind off my favorite places. The beach in Halewa, Hawaii. The Montana mountains. In a kayak watching the sunset. Just the thoughts of these places brings me peace and happiness.

I hope every one of you reading this has a place you think of when you read this word. Somewhere that brings you great contentment. That when you’re there all stresses melt away and you find joy. That is beautiful and you immediately smile upon just the thought of being there.

Picture your Xanadu today and have a fabulous Friday!

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Friday’s word (29)

I was thinking of what word to use for today and it kind of started a theme in my head. Here’s the first one, to meet today’s choice, it needed to be a W word. And it’s so fitting for me as I definitely have this often.

Which led to these as well. Another word to fit the idea today.

And how fabulous would this be?! I can close my eyes and feel the wind, calm, peace… Oh if only I could fly!