Stop waiting, start living.

January 2, 2017

It is human nature to put off the hard stuff. Why would anyone want to take on a task that is going to be hard, challenge the norm, possibly change outcomes. People like the comfort of the safe space. The problem with that safe space is that we don’t move forward. And then… we complain. We complain because nothing is changing, that our lives are boring and stagnant.

To prepare ourselves to get out of our comfort zone, we set dates and deadlines. We tell ourselves “I’ll start my diet on Monday after the holiday” or “I’ll start dating after I lose 10 pounds.” These stipulation cause us to remain in our comfort zone as long as possible. The dates become movable or negotiated and we fall back into the rut of stagnation.

It is time to break the cycle. “Just do it!” the popular motto has it all right. Get out there, stop waiting. Hey, it is Wednesday, start the diet- it is 3 days after the weekend, good day to weigh in. Put yourself out there to date, even if the 10 pounds aren’t gone, people who you want to attract need to know the whole you, not just the “perfect parts.”  Stop waiting for the perfect moment, it will never come.

Once you start, however, it may be scary to see where the path takes you. The fact is that sometimes when we change, we have to face the ugly parts of ourselves. Being honest with ourselves is the best way to live. Releasing all fears, hangups, and self perceived issues allows for life to really begin. This is probably one of the toughest parts of changing but totally worth it.

Stop waiting, get out there! Start living, be the best you! You deserve all that 2017 has to offer and so much more!

January 1, 2017. The first page of a 365 page book.

We, as a society, are bombarded with cliches and quotes everyday on Facebook, Instagram, and the news. Our lives are summed up in one liners that either inspire us, make us feel inadequate or somewhere in between.  I have thought and thought of how I can use these one liners to create a way to express myself, find my passion, find my new purpose. Here it is! The first page of a 365 page book.

2017 is a year of change. There will be lots of first and last pages this year…Daughter studying abroad in Spain, Son graduating for High School, Fiance and I are getting married, moving to a new town, hopefully finding a job and beginning again. How do we write these pages, with joy and hope, sadness and reflection. There are many stories to tell, many perspectives to view from, but one thing to accomplish, sharing a journey. The road will be long an windy, filled with bad puns, anecdotes of small importance, a shot or two at poetry, and hopefully a little inspiration.  Read on.

Chapter 1- One Liners