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Just keep showing up – that was my theme for the week.

The hardest part about getting up so early to go work out is actually removing myself from my bed. Once I’m up, I’m good, turn on the coffee pot, change, then open my eyelids – in that order. 🙂

I have a few sips of coffee and I’m out the door. Driving in the dark. I arrive at the box and thankfully no one cares (I think) what I look like in the morning. 🙂

By the end of the week, dare I say I was excited? I woke up only having hit snooze once yesterday morning?! And the moment you turn to stick your feet on the floor and my abs are sore. This is where it all lies. It’s working. This consistency thing just might pay off.

I love yoga and the mind body connection and I’m so grateful to have that experience once a week. I hadn’t been in quite a while and missed it terribly. If you’ve been following for a while you won’t be surprised to know that the meditation at the end is my absolute favorite part.

Meditation has brought me to a whole new place – I know what I want out of life and love. This helps keep me on track and my head in the right place.

It’s hard to believe, yesterday marked three years since I lost my mom. I choose not to be sad – but to celebrate the good. But man, a lot has changed and I find it unsettling how much life just goes on. It’s weird, I think of myself and all of my friends and whom I speak with on a daily basis and what impact I might have on their lives and one day it’ll all be different.

I miss my mom and dad terribly and I think about them all the time.


This blog, my journey has brought me to many places. Learning to love myself completely. Building confidence, knowing my own worth and that I am worthy of love. It’s all a process. I’ve been excitedly absorbing everything I read, and participating in insightful conversations. You become what you surround yourself with.

I’ve got my work cut out for me… some of these I have read and loved and want to read again, I’ve added a few since this picture and removed some too.

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Self care and taking time out for yourself isn’t just about the spa…or going away for a night. It’s about those ten minutes you can devote everyday to take a walk, read, meditate, drink your coffee in peace.

We all give and receive love differently. It’s interesting, I recently began reading “5 Love Languages”. It’s simple, I need time, attention, and passion to feel loved. And I’m tapping into that – for myself too. I spent a lot of time the past two weeks focusing on working out, reading, spending time with my children – all time, attention, and passion – for myself.

I can’t always be the one to carry the friendship, initiate contact – I’ll be letting go of the relationships, thoughts, and feelings that no longer serve me. If someone wants to be in my life, they’ll make an effort to do so – nothing can be so one sided. You make time for what’s important to you.

Appreciate those close to you, the ones who love you. 2019 will be the year of time, attention, and passion.