One week in…

Alright, so we’re through the first week of the new year…how’s it going for you?
Did you make any resolutions?
How’s that goin? 😉

This year I chose to go sans resolutions, in the effort to be honest with myself ~ 
why make promises I’m not gonna keep?
This year on New Year’s day I took an hour to sit down & really get a clear vision of what I’d like to see the year ahead bring.
I let my mind go BIG with what I desire. 
I felt a lightness come over me…a calmness. I felt my angst-ing spirit relax finally!
The potential I see in my year ahead is so exciting & now its up to the daily steps I take to make it a reality! 
One of the things I started doing this new year is to document one second of each day.
I discovered Cesar Kuriyama & his project “1 Second App” on Kickstarter last month & fell in love with this idea!
His project got funded & the app is going to be available soon!! But in the meantime I’m capturing a second each day.
Talk about keeping you present to the moments!
Here’s what the app will look like 🙂
I mean, how cool is it that at the end of the year you’ll have approx a 6 min year in review of your life, in 5 years – 30 mins…in 25 years you can be showing your grandkids a 2 1/2 hour movie of your life ~ so cool!!!!

Check our Cesar’s video story to be inspired too ~ 1Second App  

I enjoy the freshness a year brings, the feeling of new opportunities, new beginnings & this week did not disappoint!
Do you ever get that nausceous feeling when a big decision is needing to be made? Yep, right on schedule the quesy stomach snuck up on me & really got me thinking.
I was being faced with deciding this year’s growth for Ch*Armz & I could go safe and steady, which was working, showing increases in profit OR I could push myself out of my comfort zone, which involves some financial riskiness…oh my stomach.
If I was being truly honest with myself, I had lost the “fun” I had been having with Ch*Armz ~ the business side was pulling me down, scaring me & wanting me to keep it safe
~ the creative side was dying to play with new ideas, but is it too risky???!

I knew deep down I needed to make myself uncomfortable, get scared, get creative & get back to having fun!!! So here I go!!!
My mind hasn’t stopped racing with ideas since, it so exciting!! I’ll keep you in the loop of the journey 🙂

Another fun lil thing I’m up to that I want to share (for all my single gals especially) comes from a suggestion of a good friend ~ I don’t know where she hides those wings of her’s but she is an angel among us! 🙂
Over the years, she’s listened to my dating woes & has been especially supportive lately as I go through my first real heartbreak. As we sipped our tea last month, she suggested I start a gratitude journal.
Not just any gratitude journal, but one giving thanks daily for my future partner. Finding daily appreciation in him & in us as a couple, giving thanks for what is coming, in an essence calling it/him into being.
The shift I have felt has been so freeing from my gloom.
I can truly see he exists, that we exist!

Each day prepares me more for all that I dream
Happy new beginnings

My journal

Now, I’m off to swing dance lessons ~ do what you enjoy!!!
Have a great week!!


As 2011 is winding down in its final hours, I wanted to take time & wish you all well!! 
Thank you so much for following along on my journey, I have appreciated all your words of advice, encouragement, and cheer! 
I hope this new year brings much happiness & love into your lives!

Thinking back on this past year, I experienced some of my lowest lows early on & some of my highest highs in the second half. I learned life is worth living each day, even when its not all shiny & happy ~ its from those moments that I’ve gained strength, learned to have faith, and practiced just showing up for life.
And by showing up each day I have arrived at a new life I couldn’t have perceived a year ago. One that makes me happy to wake each day!

Its funny, or maybe its ironic, as I sit here at home on New Year’s Eve, the first year having someone to share it with & I am alone.
And am so utterly and perfectly content!
For as many years as I can remember back, I’ve been getting dolled up and trying to make NYE a “magical” night, to only be let down (& generally hungover).
With my honey away visiting family, & friends getting ready to hit the town, I am curling up for some well deserved “me” time 🙂 
It got me to thinking though ~
what was I chasing all these years that left me let down? Happiness? Love? Is it now that I am feeling those that I am at peace?
…but all I know for sure is that I’m opening a bottle of wine, curling up with a movie & FaceTiming my babe at midnight ~ tonight that equals a perfect NYE!!

Going into this new year, I haven’t really thought about what resolutions to make, (& really why?, as I am horrible at keeping them, although working out really should get back on the list…) 
But I’d like to, I guess call it, setting a state of being for 2012 ~
~ I am embracing the year ahead in a state of openness ~
*of open mind 
*of open heart 
*willing to try new things 
*to keep a fresh perspective 
*to be bold in my choices
*to not live safely
* & to embrace my failures for the learning experiences they are, for at least I will have tried!

I am excited to see what 2012 brings for all those I love in my life! I look forward, my friends and family, to hearing what state of being you’re taking on in the new year 🙂

Cheers to a healthy & happy 2012!!!