I started writing about how much I enjoy the morning light, but then this turned into a story about my dog, and my grief over putting him down.
I’ve been considering my word for 2019, praying and meditating for the past few days on the one that will further my journey. My word for 2019 is FOCUS, and I’m so excited to take my life path to a whole new level. But it goes further than that. The truth is, my word for the year is actually FIVE words: Pray ~ Plan ~ Focus ~ Execute ~ Persist.
At the end of 2017, I was reeling from three months that included a massive fire that devastated my hometown, a failed book release, a writing project that took my failure to a whole new level, plus the realization that I couldn’t handle the busy life I had created for myself. I was broken. My word for 2018 became confidence, because my confidence was utterly shaken. I needed a year to get a grip and realize my worth.
Every new year, I dedicate that year to a specific word that will shape the next 365 days and hopefully take me further in my improvement journey. I always pray and meditate on this word, waiting on God to reveal the things in my life that need my attention and the theme that will guide … Continue reading The words that led me to my year of confidence
This is 41. This is lots of laughter, so much love, life done well, dreams coming true, and a peaceful soul, combined with moments of negativity, tears, impatience, discomfort, and fatigue. This is being human for 4 decades and feeling more myself with every year that passes. There’s so much more I want out of … Continue reading This is 41
The New York Times recently published an article by author Benjamin Spall about the morning routines of successful people, which serves as a tease to his newest book, My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired. “Your morning routine helps to ground you, and using it thoughtfully will help to set the tone … Continue reading My morning routine: A peek into the first hour of my day
There are two stories that stand out for me in my childhood memories. In the first, I’m in 6th grade, standing off to the side while the new girl, surrounded by the most popular girls in my class, decided who was cool enough to hang out with her, and who wasn’t. We all played the … Continue reading Dethroning the 6th grade queen of the playground
I'm on my lunch break right now, taking a class where the teacher is really into breaks. "Shall we take a break?" he asks every 30 minutes, which sounds awesome, except I'd rather get out early than take frequent breaks. Our dinner break is an actual 1 hour and 40 minutes (it's an 8-hour class), … Continue reading Just a place
Things are different in my reality right now. Slower. Calmer. Happier. Make that immensely happier. You may have noticed I was going through a terrible time a few months back. Then you may have noticed how quiet I've been since. That's because this year of confidence has included a lot of change with it: 1. … Continue reading Finally, I can breathe
At the start of 2018, I dedicated this year to confidence. I aimed to build on my confidence and become more surefooted in my endeavors, my path, and make solid steps toward my future. A few days after making this vow, I agreed to be my mother-in-law’s caretaker for a week. That week turned into … Continue reading Stepping out of the shame storm to embrace confidence