30 Day Challenge – 30 Notes in 30 Days

Last months 30 day challenge was random acts of kindness.  I am not sure if it was a success or a failure.  I am sure that I over thought it.  I was more cognizant of the way I responded to people and situations, but  the random part left me weighing the responses.  I kept  wondering if what I had done was a random act of kindness or if it was just something that I would normally have done (I hope that I am a kind person all of the time, not just randomly).  If it was something I normally would … [Read more...]

Vacation Realizations

We have been on Kauai for almost two weeks now. We leave to head home tomorrow night. As I sit here taking in the nighttime sounds and the atmosphere of the evening on this beautiful island I am thinking of the things I have learned during my break from everyday life. 1. The world continues to turn even when I don't wear watch. 2. It is okay not to do my make-up and hair everyday - nobody seems to care. 3. Vacation, or perhaps Kauai, cures migraines. 4. Bugs love me, the feeling is not … [Read more...]

Checking In On My Aspirations 2012

I am not exactly sure how it happened, but the first month of 2012 has come and gone.  This means it is accountability time.  Time to check in on how I am doing with the my 2012 aspirations.  I set them at the beginning of the year and committed to sharing my progress periodically.  I added one since the original post.  It is number 15 on this list. 1. Lose at least 20 pounds. I have lost a little over 5 pounds since the middle of December.  Only 1 of those pounds in January, but it is still a … [Read more...]

2012 Aspirations – Happy New Year!

The start of a new year always fills me with hope and a renewed sense of passion about the people and things that I love. As you might gather, finding balance is one of my passions. This year my "resolutions" or as I prefer to think of them, my aspirations, are all related to finding that balance. I have a friend that had the idea that putting your aspirations (or whatever you choose to call them) out there for anyone to see will help make you accountable and thus help you reach what you … [Read more...]