Change is hard.

First, you have to decide if change is worth it.  People can take a lifetime to come to the conclusion that things need to change, like a career move at age 50.  Others are more spontaneous and, for example, sign up for skydiving on a whim.

Then, you have to actually make the change.  Change could involve a plan, multiple steps, or even enlisting outside help.  Other times, change could just be one little tweak in your daily routine.

Once the easy parts are done, you have to live with the choices that were made.  Any feedback, positive or negative, is bound to come pouring in, and you will have to learn how to respond appropriately.

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Getting Started

New beginnings are often messier than we imagine them to be.

For the second time in my life, I’m unemployed without a clear backup plan; thankfully, both times, I’ve chosen this path rather than being forced into unemployment.  I had the ability to walk away from where I was because it wasn’t the right fit for me.  How grateful I am to be blessed with the opportunity to make my life one of my choosing.

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Being Brave

Sometimes, you don’t fit into the mold like everyone else.

You try your hardest to live the life you’ve grown up thinking you’re going to live.  Accept that promising job, buy a fancy house, drive a nice car, make a bunch of friends, go on tropical vacations, the list goes on.

When you don’t quite meet those goals, and end up working at a bar at age 27, are still renting apartments, and your car may or may not decide to start in the morning, you start to feel like you’re doing something wrong.  You start feeling down about the way your life is going, feeling like you’re making all the wrong choices.

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Slow Down

…and we’re back!

Happy Wednesday y’all.  It’s finally March.  The end of February proved difficult for me, as it tends to be every year.  I was glad to have the distraction away from the blog.  My Norwex business is slowly building, my day job has started picking up, and life in general is getting a bit more interesting.

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February 7, 2017

Today, I am grateful for:

…deadlines.  Having them seem to keep me on track.  Now, if only I could stick to my own to get myself out of bed everyday…

…warm winter days.  It’s currently 52 degrees on February 7th.  While I’m worried about the changing climate, I’ll enjoy the balmy weather while I can.

…generous tips.  My jaw dropped when I saw this after my lunch customer left. I ‘m so thankful for people like him.

February 6, 2017

Today, I’m grateful for:

…productivity.  Getting a lot done today made me feel like my old self.

…getting fun packages in the mail.  I received the order for a Norwex home-party I hosted last week, so now I get to play with all my new goodies!

…dinner at the kitchen table.  I love eating as a family, even if it’s just the two of us.  I feel a sense of closeness and and love at the table.

February 5, 2017

Today, I am grateful for:

…slow Sundays.  Taking my time and enjoying the day of rest is how I wish I could spend every Sunday.

…family time.  I got to visit my folks today, and it’s always a good time.

…the Super Bowl.  Nothing like gorging yourself on snack food, surrounded by those you love, watching a sport you don’t really care about to make you really feel alive!