Monday, January 04, 2016

love feels like


it's tough when you're challenged on fricken' day 4 with your new word.  it's only 4 days old.  can't I have a full week to break it in?

I was confronted today with a chance to make some changes in my lifestyle - frankly, around taking some time to exercise, and I found every reason to say no.  I have no time.  I have no money.  I have no space.  see the trend here?  it's around the word 'no'.  damn it.  then it slammed me in the face.  it's time to say yes for real.  to have an open mind and an open heart for change, even if no has been my standard answer for a long time.  really, most of this has to do with my health and taking care of myself.  the excuses need to stop and I need to start saying yes to myself.  to allow myself to change.  at 43, that's hard.  super hard.  alas, I suppose that's the point.  ha!

so this is me, saying yes.  making some goals, following my heart, embracing change.  this week, I'm going to stop making excuses, and I'm going to clean my basement, creating a space where I can move this lovely tush.  yay!

Friday, January 01, 2016

the rest is still unwritten

phew!  we made it to 2016!

went to bed early last night, got up late this morning.  made waffles.  hanging out on the couch watching the winter classic.  my house is a mess.  I don't have the energy to clean up christmas, but the things I love best are in the room.

so I picked a word for 2016.  I hate to admit it, but I may have borrowed it from shonda rhimes.  there was something that just resounded with me.  I'm not sure if I can even explain my thoughts around it. just that it was time.


that's my word.  it's small.  it packs a punch.

2016 is my year to say yes to myself.  say yes to forgiveness.  say yes to new opportunities.  say yes to my health.  it's really about giving myself permission.  to let go.

I can feel it deep down, that this year is going to bring a lot of change.  and I'm okay with that.  change isn't something to be feared, but to be embraced with arms wide open.  bring it on, 2016.  I'm ready!