Monday, February 5, 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
http://lettermo.com Now, that January is over, I am up for a new challenge. I would like to celebrate making my goals happen in 2017. They were challenging. It was a struggle with unexpected twists and turns to distract me. But, that is what life is all about, and how we can lean into the bends in the road to make things happen and not give up. I decided to try this goal again of writing more letters and get back to card making. I gave up (not really, I lost focus because I was tending to my brother who ended up passing away after surviving septic shock three times in the year 2016). I could not
spend my free time with another letter writing challenge in April of 2016, because my heart wasn't in it. And, that is ok! So, I took this challenge after I sent some mail on February 1st already and felt this would be perfect for me right now. I started organizing all my supplies and have everything pretty ready and I am up to a challenge. It is a fun challenge where you can earn badges. One of my favorites is a Jane Austen badge. The link is in the beginning of the paragraph, if you would like to join in, too.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
I think music has made one of the most positive impacts in my life. When
I was a teenager it became my icebreaker. I was incredibly shy and I actually
remember the turning point for me. I had attended my first concert. It was The
Eagles. My best friend's (at the time) brother had taken us. We were freeeeee!!!!
The stadium was packed, but dangerous. It was one of the last events to happen,
as it was going to be torn down, because of a shooting. So my newfound freedom
came with some fear. I had started working at the time and I bought a
t-shirt. I remember when I wore the shirt, conversations would start. And, instead
of being mortified someone was talking to me and was comfortable with the
conversation. My first goal as a teenager was not to be so nervous when meeting
people. Then came the album Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen.
I was a fan of Southside Johnny with anthems like Reach Up and Touch the
sky helped me feel everything was attainable. I looked forward to this album, and
couldn't wait for a song like Born to Run or Thunderoad to sing along to while
driving back and forth to work. Instead, came songs like Badlands and No Surrender,
and they seemed so negative to me. But, I didn't realize how much these songs
would become my new anthems and would help me immensely when I was
really struggling to overcome my biggest fears. When I went away to college my
song of choice was "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO to lift me up from darkness and show
me the light. I still use music today. At work lately I started to listen to ABBA and
I forgot how uplifting that is. At home we just got a "Google Home" and I can't wait
to say OK Google play me some Abba or Hey Google play me some Queen singing
Don't Stop Me Now as I FINALLY take down my Christmas tree!
Friday, January 12, 2018
— Albert Einstein,
I don't do a formal meditation each morning. But, I love opening my computer and having a wealth of information at my fingertips. I also buy magazines such as Flow, Calm and Breathe. These magazines are full of posters of inspirations, which I like to put places I can read and be reminded of positive quotes. Reading positive quotes helps you feel positive and makes reaching goals easy. The weight watchers meeting I attend also ends with a quote to sum up the meeting. Use a journal to write these quotes down, and go back to and read them when you are feeling the need.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Rule #1: Don't be hard on yourself. This is a picture of the Advent Calendar from Trader Joe's. It was full of delicious chocolates and tea. Even though I am on Weight Watchers I felt having a small treat each day would be fine. But, look what happens, no matter how good what is behind the door, if you don't have the time or the focus days go by without taking the time for yourself. The same happens when you set goals. Then a week in, you beat yourself up and probably quit. I am going to boast for a bit, but in 2017 I rocked most of my goals for the year. My work, travel and weight saw the most success. Hope you join me here as we set new goals and intentions going into the new year!
Monday, December 18, 2017
Molly Hatch, herself.
www://newarkmuseum.org/ballentine-house at the Newark Museum to be a Victorian Wonderland of the decorative Arts
https://www.harney.com/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Harney_FSM&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=FB-TEA-HP-20-SHIP-1C We even were treated to a tin to take home. Can't wait to have my tea this morning in a forget-me-not tea cup I purchased.
new book "A Passion For China" and by Mr. Harney about Harney and Sons teas all flowed together and made a fine tribute to China for bringing us ultimately the dishes we eat on and tea that we sip.