I'm up and drinking coffee today and it occured to me how some things change. I used to drink 2 pots every morning, Today, I've had 2 cups and my heart is racing out of my chest. If my back didn't hurt so bad, I'd run a couple miles right now. I think my mind is running double time so I think I'll stay put in my chair. I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately. I hired a life coach. I LOVE HER!! I was a little concerned and confused about what exactly I was doing and where I was heading with my life and career so I hired a gal to help me discover myself and develop a plan. She has helped me to put things in perspective....a little bit....and I like it. We talk on the phone once a week and make a set of goals....I work on them and then we talk again. I like the focus and the feedback and the encouragement. Have you ever considered reaching out for help in such a way?? This lady has put a new skip in my step and I have hope in the future and that all things will work out best for my future. Things change. Some things just change even when you don't want them to but this can also be said like this....."Things CAN change" Remember Jack Canfield and his Success Principles? The first one being "Take 100% responsibility for your life". Well, the 3rd one is "Decide what you want." Have you ever sat and thought about what YOU really want. What do you like? What don't you like? I've been thinking about that. I've never really paid attention because as a wife and mother....well, we tend to serve and be dutiful, right? A couple weeks ago I was on a boat on a beautiful lake in Wisconsin. I loved that. I looked at the lake houses and I could see myself living in one of them. I thought "some day, want to have a lake house" and you know what? Things can change and some day, I can have a lake house. Greg and I went on a fabulous road trip. We drove over a thousand miles and did whatever we wanted....we really had no plan. We had a wonderful time. I LOVE that. So I would like to do MORE of that....and that can happen. As I look outside, I see the grass needs mowed and the leaves are starting to fall and it kind of makes me sick to my stomach so I'm thinking maybe having a giant yard isn't really the thing for me, I can change that, too. Really to have a life that you love, the first step is knowing exactly what you want and then take responsiblity and get it. I was thinking this morning that I love nice think sheets. I just want to sleep on a good bed with thick sheets. I also LOVE nice, quality shoes. Another LOVE?? essential oils. I use them every single day in my house. (I am planning a post on my love of essential oils in the near future so you have that to look forward to!!) I have developed a love for meeting new people. I went to a gathering at a lady's house over the weekend. I only knew one gal but decided to go because it was a group of women who's soul purpose was to gather and talk and have a fun social event with really no intentions other than enjoyment and I thought it sounded fun. I have to admit it was a little awkward at first but I ended up having a great time and talked and laughed the entire time. The lady who owned the house is starting a creativity business with her sister and her house was absolutely gorgeous filled with fun colorful art that she had created herself. It reminded me of how much I loved making things and how I haven't done anything like that in a long time. I caught myself taking a drink of water and eyeing a black quilted coaster with a lone carrot appliqued on it. I wanted to come home and whip out my sewing machine and make one and set it on the end table in my living room just to prove to myself that I still got it going on. Who knows, maybe I'll do that today. She is having a creativity workshop soon and I asked for an invitation. I'm excited to go! It would be nice to get that creativity spark back. You just never know who you might meet and what impact they might have in your life if you don't step of your tiny box and go and see and meet new people! There are amazing things happening all around us and so many amazing women! I am planning on stepping out a lot more when something stirs my soul like that. What about you? Do you know what you want? Have you decided what you want for your life? Am I the only one who struggles with this? Ben Stein said, "The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." I'm working on that. It's a good thing.
peace and love to you!
ps.....here's an update on where we left off last time....Greg came and made my world a little more beautiful
I love it when he comes to visit. look at it at night time! so pretty!!