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Magic

It’s 2019. February 2019 to be more specific. This year I’ve chose to find the Magic in everyday. Therefore I can officially say Magic is my word of the year.

It’s been really interesting cause I haven’t shared this word with many people, however, this word arrives in conversations daily. It’s the Universe’s way of affirming it’s the perfect word for me.

There truly is Magic all around us! Now that I’m conciously looking for it, I’m finding it everywhere. Recently multiple clients have called me Magic. I’ve been called many things by them but Magic is new and it feels good.

I’ve also notice perfect timing in situations that cause perfect outcomes and solutions to what felt like problems but because of the awesome Magic…. all works out in my favor.

It’s only the beginning of 2019 and I’m super excited to see how the rest of the year brings Magic. Have you recognized Magic around you recently? Keep your eyes open for it and share with me what you find. I’d live to hear about it.

Thoughts/Ideas

Would you rather….

Would you rather…… be too hot or too cold?

It’s easy to say you’d prefer to be too cold when your sweating buckets and vise versa. Right!?!

Personally I hate being cold. I used to always think I’d prefer to be too cold cause you can always add layers to warm yourself up. My young self didn’t see a problem with being too cold. Being too hot was far more stressful.

However the older I get I realize how uncomfortable and painful being cold can be. It seriously leaves me in a state of aches and pains. My muscles dislike being tightened up like that… and I’m not even that old.

Mid-thirties, if your curious.

Anyways…. what would you rather?

Too HOT or Too COLD

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Compound Effect

I’ve been thinking all day about what today’s blog post could be. I’ve started many sentences and erased them all cause I had no where to go with any of them.

The beginning of October, I made a goal to myself, to write every day for 30 days. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but it felt doable if I was willing to commit myself. Days 1 through 5 were a success. However, I’m disappointed that I missed the last 2 days.

This morning during my 3.1 mile walk (which I mention in my 5k a day post), I listened to a podcast about The Compound Effect. How what you do every day has an effect, whether negative or positive, towards or away from your goals.

It was a simple but great reminder that everything we do on a daily basis isn’t ground breaking by itself. But when we continually do basic things, the compound effect gives us results.

For example, 1 day of yoga wont turn you into a professional but a whole year of doing yoga can get you into difficult postures with ease.

Overall, my first week was 5 out of 7 days writing and I choose to believe that’s pretty good odds in my favor of a beneficial compound effect in my writing journey. Especially since the week before was 0 out of 7.

I choose now to let go of it not being perfect first week and I’m patting myself on the back for my accomplished posts.

What are you doing today to have a greater compound effect in your life? All the little things add up to accomplishing the great things. Hang in there and focus one day at a time. You got this and so do I.

Happy Trails

Boomer

Thoughts/Ideas

T G I F

Every week I wait for Friday to come. Cause typically I have fridays off work! YAHOO!!! Yip, I’m a fortunate one.

Friday arrives, in all its anticipated glory. I’m filled with excitement and think… “What shall I do with this day to myself?”

Then in a blink of an eye it’s over. It’s gone. I wonder if it ever actually arrived cause I feel so blindsided by how fast the clock ticked by.

Even though fridays feels as though they’re ripped out from underneath me every week, I’m still incredibly grateful to sit with friday and experience all it offers me.

When I was in high school I would anticipate fridays for the tv shows being aired. We didnt have DVR’s back then so we had to be present when they started. Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Boy Meets World come to mind. Oh the good old days. However even back then, the night would come and go all too quickly.

I believe Friday’s will always be anticipated in my mind and they will most likely always arrive and depart in similar fast fashion.

What does Friday mean to you? Does it bring joy?

Thoughts/Ideas

National Taco Day

Who knew there was such a thing?

Well I’m sure a lot of people actually. It’s pretty common these days to hear about national celebratory days through social media. However, I tend to hear about them a day late. Fortunately for me, my sister brought this special day to my attention and challenged me to partake.

Challenge Accepted

My husband and I took our date night to a local street taco place and enjoyed some Carne Asada Tacos. They were delightful!

Are you in the know of National Celebratory Days? It can spark some fun in an otherwise boring day. I’d like to incorporate these fun days into our lives more. How about you? Wonder what tomorrow might be?

Happy Trails

Boomer

Yoga/Fitness

5k a day

Back in August I was inspired to start walking a 5k every day. That’s 3.1 miles. I decided I would intentionally set out every single day, no matter what, to complete this goal. I originally set the goal for 50 consecutive days. That goal was met in August 2018.

I have completed many physical goals throughout my years. Truth be told this is NOT the hardest one I’ve put my mind to. I’ve completed many organized races, including triathlons, a marathon and multiple others endeavors.

However, something feels different about this. I told myself no matter what I would walk and occasionally run 3.1 miles every single day. No excuses, no going to bed unless it’s been done.

It feels good to say I’ve accomplished what I set out to do. There is no medal to hang around my neck and no one is cheering me on every day to keep going. I’m literally just doing it for myself. Because I told myself I would.

Today marks day 100. That’s 100 consecutive days of intentionally walking 3.1 miles. I didnt need to do this, I wanted to. I could’ve quit at 50 days cause that ultimately was my goal and it’s been met. I could randomly skip days and be content with 5 out of the 7 days a week. However, it’s about so much more now. I’m regaining trust in myself. When I say I’m going to do something. I will do it.

I feel myself mentally becoming stronger and healthier. That’s a whole other story for another day but I must mention it because I strongly believe I am becoming a better version of myself by hitting the pavement every day and growing my confidence in myself and my abilities. Could I be curing some mental health issues in the process as well? I do believe so.

So yes, I sit here patting myself on the back and it feels good. What can you do today to make yourself feel good too? I’d love to hear your ideas.

Happy Trails

Boomer

Life w/Spunks

Parent Teacher Conferences

Do you have kids? Have you experienced Parent Teacher Conferences? If so you may know that un-easy feeling of walking into the room to discuss how your child is doing. Or maybe it’s not an un-easy feeling for you. Maybe you conquer situations like this with confidence. If so… go you!!!

For me, Parent Teacher Conferences make me nervous. I let myself feel fear that they’ll pick me apart for the way I’ve parented or inform me of the crazy menace of an individual I’ve sent into their classroom. This is an irrational fear considering in the last 6 yrs of these conferences, I’ve never recieved bad news. The teachers are always nice and my boys always have positive feedback.

However, sitting across from another adult looking straight in each others eyes, purposely talking about another human being, is awkward. It must be done but for whatever reason I dont like it.

I’ve chosen to let these interactions overwhelm me and I’d like to work on choosing a different perspective. I am incredibly grateful for the teachers who spend their days with my kiddos. They teach my boys things I haven’t grown the patience to teach them myself. I appreciate the impact they bring my kids.

Today I looked for the pleasure of one-on-one time with my children’s teachers. I’d like to report that it went well and I left my anxiety in the car, rather than carrying it through the interaction with me.

I get to work on over-analyzing my encounters and respect the Pause by shutting my own mouth and hearing what others have to say. Today was a great opportunity to practice this and I’m rewiring my brain to enjoy these moments rather than fear them. That my friends is progress. Go Me!!!

Thank you teachers everywhere. I adore you all!!!

Happy Trails

Boomer