Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Today is my husband Jon’s birthday and I want to wish him the best birthday ever.  I’m so lucky to share my life with such an amazing guy and I wish I could tell the whole world how very lucky I am.

This is the best I can do though, lol. J

Happy Birthday my beloved, I hope your day is amazing along with the coming year!

Jon at our favourite breakfast place this morning.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Full Moon Dreamboard

I’m a big fan of Jamie Ridler and of vision boards so it seems like a great idea to put them together.

Jamie does monthly dreamboards and although I’ve never done them as often as that I’ve done many of them. My word of the year is practice so the idea of doing a vision – or dream board monthly with the full moon seems like a great idea and a new practice for me.

The question for this one is “What are you hungry for?”

I have two answers to that question:

More fun

My board this month seems to have gone towards direction/clarity and that’s a good thing. It would be nice to get the New Year off to a good start with some focus.

We’ll see what the coming month and the coming year bring to me. I’m hoping for a better year this year than the last two. I’ve had enough of strain and struggle and I’m ready for some lightness and ease.

Play list for my dreamboard session:

Calvin Harris, Feel So Close
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Thrift Shop
Benny Benassi, House Music
Justin Bieber, Beauty and a Beat
Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
Psy, Gangnam Style

It's a New Year - Welcome 2013 (better late than never)

Hello All,

It’s been a while since I was here. In early December I was hit with an everyday I like to call them; and it knocked me on my ass. I went from seeing my world in one way one moment to seeing it in an entirely new (and very uncomfortable) way in the next moment.

Something I had believed for my entire life was changed and it’s left me a little worse for wear. I found myself a little lost and a little unsure of my direction, which required an unexpected step back from all the things I was thinking/doing/wanting/thought I needed, etc., etc..

All of this time to think hasn’t really brought me any more clarity but it has brought me back to where I started. When I started this blog in July of 2011 I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t have a plan or a goal or anything at all specific in my mind about where I wanted the blog to go. I started it on a whim of inspiration after losing my dad. All I thought was that it was fun to write and journal about my life and about all the little things that mean so much to me.

Then I read (a lot of) a few books on blogging – and took a course (or two) and got wrapped up in the need to have “a purpose” to my blog. I had to “be saying something”, “be consistent” and “be building an audience” for my blog to be successful and all of sudden (not so coincidentally) my blog wasn’t fun anymore.

I’m sure you can guess where I’m heading here....there are more changes on the horizon. Maybe the fourth time is the charm?? I don’t know – If nothing else, I’ve learned over the last couple of years that I know very little....and I’m ok with that. J

What I do know is I’m going back to having fun. 2013 is going to be a year for fun for me. Jon and I have made a list of things we think will be fun and it’s going to keep me (us) on track and enjoying our lives again. I will post our list in the next few days (along with a few changes) and I hope, as usual you’ll join me for my journey.

Lots of love,