Documenting Life…One day at a time

Documenting Life…One day at a time

I decided to participate in Capture Your 365 this year and talked this goal in a previous post. In an effort to share this goodness with you, I decided to link the page that was created by Katrina Kennedy for January’s Challenge. Enjoy!

Oh!! As I was listening to Katrina’s webinar, she mentioned that she uses the Collect app (iPhone only) and the prints the “cards” out at the end of the year. Great idea!

20140104-153734.jpgHere’s an example of my pic in the app. (As soon as I get to my phone I will post the flipside of this “card”. ) I think it’s pretty cool. Oh! This app is free but  this font only comes with a $1.99 purchase. I think it’s worth it for something that I’ll be using daily. Afterall, I found much more than that while doing my laundry this morning.

 

Capture Your 365: 1-4

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So I have decided to participate in Capture Your 365. Last year (and probably the one before) I made all kids of excuses as to why I could not participate and the main one being that I didn’t have the “right” camera. Well, I still don’t. As I listened in on the webinar on New Year’s Day, I realized that my iPhone would have to do. And so it is! New camera gods, are you listening? 

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Day One: Celebrate. I took this pic at night and at that point, I’d had had my fill of alcohol. Juice and my favorite snack (brown sugar & seasalt- flavored seaweed) would have to do.

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Day 2: Goals. Here are just a few promises I made to myself. I’ve since added more. There’s something really exciting about starting a new journal and doodling.🙂

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Ironically, that day (yesterday) was a SNOW DAY!!! However, we aren’t big on playing in the cold. My youngest daughter went out in her pjs to kick the snow with her bare feet. The silliness we attempt as kids… Anyway, I wished I’d taken a picture of that but it all happened so quickly. She figure out that it wasn’t as exciting as she’d originally thought. So my winter sport consisted of staying in bed with my laptop, journal and books [insert warm beverages as need] in relax mode. That is one of my favorite (seasonal) Bath and Body Works candle scents in Flannel here (which I cannot find in a larger size). However, Mahogany Teakwood is the best by far. here Remember: Go online to get coupons B&BW always has specials and/or a great sale. 20140104-153954.jpgDay 4: A Little Bit. A little bit of beans and greens …and water make a great lunch. I am trying to eat a bit healthier to meet my nutritional goals. My water intake has increased as well. I am making an effort to make proper choices. Does that equate to deprivation? Not at all! I just need to add healthier options to my diet.

Care to join me?

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Directionally Challenged?

There comes a time in one’s life where they contemplate the rewards (and consequences) of the roads they have traveled–I am no different. It’s no secret that when the New Year rolls around, people make all kinds of (short-lived) promises to themselves and I, too, have been guilty. This year is different! Who hasn’t said that before? The difference for me is that this is the only year in which I have set goals for myself with intention. At the height of this intention is the belief that I can accomplish my professions. There will be obstacles as well as times that I flat out don’t feel like doing any of it. However, my need to fulfill my dreams is greater than any other reason that I could conjure up to be in the very same position at the onset of 2015.

What I am most excited about is the information I’ve received at 100lifegoals.com I am so ready to live my best life this year. I watched the video and made lots of notes in my new journal. I am so excited that it is difficult for me to even compose this post. There is something about this time in my life that I feel I will look back on and realize this what “it”. I really cannot contain myself. Well, let’s see where this journey takes me…and you get to come along for the ride…or maybe you will join me. Welcome aboard!

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This post came from the realization that unless I create my own streams (yes, multiple) of income, I am at the mercy of another when it comes to being compensated for my worth. It doesn’t matter what my position is if I have no control over my own situation. Is this what I deserve? NO. Is it what I’ve imagined what my life would be? NO. Then what? Change it (by any means necessary). Change. Do things differently. Do things differently. TAKE ACTION!!!! Ready??? GO!

 

Meditation Music: All Of Me

This is such a beautiful song. I listen to it frequently and have probably posted it before. Enjoy it anyway. LOL.

“All Of Me”

[Verse 1:]
What would I do without your smart mouth
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
Got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down
What’s going on in that beautiful mind
I’m on your magical mystery ride
And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright

[Bridge:]
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

[Chorus:]
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you, oh

[Verse 2:]
How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing, in my head for you

[Bridge:]
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

[Chorus:]
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all, all of you, oh

Give me all of you
Cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts
Risking it all, though it’s hard

[Chorus:]
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you

I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you, oh

Morning Randomness aka Braindumping??

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Source: gluestickgirl

I’m up early today. I’ve watched tv, made coffee and tidied up a bit and it’s just 5:35am. Why? I lost my phone in the sofa (don’t judge) and to add insult to injury, my alarm rings from 5:00 to 5:15am ( discovery of the day. smh). At any rate, I saw this picture as I was reading blogs that I haven’t read in awhile and thought “how cute” and so easy to do. I even thought that I could write monthly goals, using the same format, on my daughter’s old easel that is no longer in use.  Repurpose. I guess I can add some paint and a few designs and revive the board. Wait! I work in an old school so my office has a chalkboard. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

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Traditionally, I’ve used a muted color palette for my Christmas decorations; however, this year, I’ve added a bit of color. Image

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I absolutely love the colors!!! Although I have a colorful personality, I tend to love the “classicness” of neutrals. It even spills over into my makeup and nails. I usually stick to earth tones. Speaking of earth tones…OMG!!!!!

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There’s no secret where I will be today. That is after I finish payroll at work. I’m so excited about this collection and usually they are hits or misses. I predict that this is the beginning of a serious love affair.

I’m also in love with fabric and have an extensive collection. Santa brought me a serger for Christmas and I will be taking sewing courses beginning…next week??? Oh wow!!! I’m super hype. I sew. I’ve sewn in the past and attended apparel design courses in Maryland. I’ve since turned away from my passion, only to engage minimally in order to get a skirt or two out of the deal. Skirts?? Yes, I love them. Hmmmmm…stay tuned is all I can say.

There are so many other things in the works. Oh! before I forget…Image

I am making a commitment to myself to live a healthier lifestyle. Care to join me? Sign up!!!

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