journaling

October At Last

Hello, beautiful darlings,
You have no idea how happy I am that its October. And that is for quite a few reasons.

First off, I just love October. It might be my favorite month of the year (not 100% sure, but pretty close) and I always look forward to it. It’s funny because first, I wanted our wedding to be in October. That didn’t work out, so then I wanted our baby to be born in October. That didn’t happen either, so now I’m just settled into having October as my month. Which is actually quite nice, now that I’m thinking about it. I don’t have to share it with anyone, I can enjoy the weather and the autumn joy without any expectations. Things always turn out just right, don’t they? Continue reading →

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Thoughts on Motivation

Hello, wonderful dreamers!

We’ve hit the funky middle portion of January. I keep waffling back and forth between feeling super productive and super zombie-like. Probably has something to do with how much sleep I get on any given day. Who knows. I sure don’t.

What I do know, however, is that today, I could use a good pick me up. Some really awesome motivational thing to get me moving a little faster. Any ideas?

Journaling is one of my favorite ways to deal with mixed or confusing feelings. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. So here’s a few prompts to help get you started… I’ll be using these later today too.

What is your favorite song and why does it speak to you?

Define success. What does it mean to you?

Without worrying about other’s opinions or money, how would you spend your life differently than you are now?

What are three things that you spend time on that you wish you didn’t?

Just run with it, there’s a lot of value in some of these questions. And if you want different ones, just google motivational journal prompts. You’ll fall down a rabbit hole real quick.

Taking a moment to breathe and notice the world around me is the other thing I like to do when I feel like my day is spiraling.

Yesterday, I was running late to work and feeling super stressed out while in the car to drop the Tiny Princess off. It was crazy foggy outside but I suddenly noticed that I could see the moon shimmering wayyyy up in the sky through all the clouds – such a pretty silver color. And of course, seeing the moon during the day is such a cool thing anyways. It made me feel better and more calm instantaneously.

Of course, then I nearly ran off the road because I was so distracted by the moon. But whatever.

My point is that rough unmotivated days come and go, but maybe writing down some thoughts or taking 30 seconds to look at the moon (and NOT swerve off the road) can make all the difference.


Love, light, and heartfelt kindness,

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