Remember my orchid Olivia from a few months ago? The orchid that taught me (and hopefully you!) to never stop investing in someone, even if we are not seeing the fruit?
Believe it or not, that particular message helped create several new business connections for me through Instagram. Thank you Olivia!
I'm happy to report that Ms. Olivia is at it again, and taught me another lesson today. ! I'm excited to share with you, since everyone already knows her!
You may recall t
And here I thought I was the Queen of Dreaming! I have a Life Goal List Spreadsheet, Bucket List Journal, not 1, but TWO vision boards, and a Bucket List scratch-off poster. Of course I dream big!
Or do I?
Funny how life lessons sometimes reveal themselves in the oddest ways.
This past weekend, I was feeling rather anti-social. My over-booked schedule eventually caught up to me, and I suffered what I refer to as "Committment Crash."
I blew off all my commitments for
Happy 2018! I love the new year!! What a fantastic time to do a MAJOR OVERHAUL of life, right?!
Like many of us, one of my objectives this year relates to health and fitness. When I was thinking about the specifics of those goals, I was taken back to a time in high school.
As a junior, I gained a bit of weight. I was made fun of at school, and started dieting. I tried every trendy diet, applied every article I read, took every diet pill and laxative, etc...
I often reme
"Straight up and over." That was the answer to my friends yesterday when they asked what "trail" we were hiking. It's not a trail, actually. It's a mountain in Red Rock that I love.
It's technical. It's challenging (especially when you are carrying a dog with one arm!). It's high. It's steep. And it's HARD.
Why? Because it's straight up. No easing into a nice hiking rhythm. Just shuffle and shimmy your way to the top, and try not to fall and slide down in the process.
"Do something that scares you every day." How many times have we heard that or seen it it some inspirational graphic on Facebook or Instagram?
We all click "like", right? Sure! It sounds great! How many of us actually DO it? I think the percentage of people that "like" posts like that, compared to the percentage of people who actually follow through is probably vastly different.
Let's face it - anxiety isn't fun. A lot of us love a great adrenaline rush (the "GOOD SCARED"
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!! ...and that's not just because I inhale chocolate chip cookies, send out handwritten Christmas cards, and spread Christmas cheer wherever I go.
It's also a time I reflect on the past year, and ask myself a few questions (as well as journal my answers) like:
- Am I where I wanted to be?
- What curveballs came my way that may have detoured me?
- What am I super proud of?
- What could I have done better?
Then, I pray about the f
Ever take a look at your goals, and instantly become overwhelmed? I do! (Especially considering my goal list spreadsheet has several hundred items on it!) #overachiever
It's so easy to let your imagination run away with you, and not even start taking action on a dream, because you don't know where to start!
Every year, around my birthday, I review my goals for the year. Then I determine the FIRST step I need to take in order to accomplish it.
Just the first step. Not cr
Not left, right, up or down. Are you focused FORWARD?
I was at a leader retreat this weekend for church, and even though I had heard this concept before, I was challenged when I heard it again.
What happens when you are running, and you try and look behind you?
YOU FALL OR TRIP!
Our leader reminded us, that in life we need to stay focused on what's ahead, and leave the past where it belongs - BEHIND us!
Sometimes I have to remind myself of that. Faults from my past
And I'm not talking your FitBit! I'm talking about real life.
This past weekend, I took a hike with Peanut (shocker, right?). This was a trail we've hiked at least 4 times, but it's been a year since the last time I've done it.
I knew there was over 1,000 feet in elevation gain, and was ready for it! No problemo - I can do that in my sleep!
Ha. Ha. Ha. I guess I got a little overconfident. The first 1/3 of the hike is an easy trail, but a constant incline. THEN - ther