Sunday Quote, 12/10/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…It was a line drawing week; bold and firm. Although uncomfortable, I’m learning being assertive is essential in advocating for my well being. I’d rather have a few moments of vulnerability pushing the status quo, rather than passive discontent.

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Sunday Quote, 11/26/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…There was a theme revealed this week, which was simply just be. Be yourself, be in the moment, and do your thing. I’m learning (again) expectations, comparisons, or justifications only fuels disappointment. Acceptance and being present continues to add value to my journey.

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Sunday Quote, 11/19/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…I’ve always had a sweet palate and choose not to marinate in bitterness. There have been painful growth spurts sprinkled over the last few years; however, an intentional mindset of gratitude and grit has made the difference. Thankful, indeed.

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Traditional Traditions

Three years later…
This will be the third year in a row traveling to Indio/Palm Springs for a week and playing golf on Thanksgiving Day with my parents. I’m thankful we’ve created a new tradition.

LaLa Palooza

When holiday season rears its head, it feels like an annoying splinter I can’t seem to wriggle free.  The actual holiday itself isn’t the issue, but rather my expectations or perception of how the time should be spent.

Since I am an only child, don’t have children, and come from a small family, the stressful cooking and shopping serpent doesn’t loom overhead.  I feel like I’m dust slowly gathering on the outside of a fishbowl—everyone else is frantically swimming around gift buying, dessert baking, and holiday decorating, but I’m stationary—on the outside, hoping to be wiped free.

All of those actions haven’t made it to my to-do list or calendar and I don’t foresee it happening in the near future.  Does that mean I somehow feel left out?  Yes and no.  In some respects, I’m relieved I don’t have the same stress or anxiety as others.  However, there’s a part…

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Sunday Quote, 10/15/17


Sunday Reflection Quote…There are so many doors in life. The doors of education, career, relationships, health, and dreams. Some doors are wide open, ready to be walked through. Some need a gentle nudge. Others no matter how fervent the knock, simply won’t budge. I’m learning it’s all about timing; synchronicity. Acceptance of what is as it is can be a tough pill to swallow. However, time and distance opens the eyes and softens the heart to understanding; understanding it was the wrong door all along, try a window.
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Sunday Quote, 10/8/17

Sunday Reflection Quote (yes, on Monday)…We’re here for just a blink. The last week reminded me to have the courage to be vulnerable, open the heart to forgiveness, hug tight, put a lid on the petty, take risks, seek laughter, and savor joy. Life is so much sweeter this way.

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Sunday Quote, 10/01/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…A little more than a month ago I fell down another rabbit hole. After digging myself out, I’m grateful Perspective hit me between the eyes. Despite being wired as a seeker, I have so much to be thankful for and I have faith my time will come. I’m feeling more content than I have in a long time. What a relief!
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Sunday Quote, 9/24/17


Sunday Reflection Quote…The life journey is unique. What is pedestrian for one, may be exciting for another. What is benign for one, may be devastating. Yes perspective is key; however, in the moment of the moment one’s experience is real and not to be diminished. I feel as though I’ve traveled a great distance compressed in a relatively short time. Although I sometimes grow weary, in my heart of hearts I know I’m stronger and better for it. #sunday #reflection #quote #davidmitchell #life #travel #journey #growth #grit #keepgrinding #meetyourself #perspective #mindfulness #shift #gratitude #contentment #myownstory #keeponkeepingon

Sunday Quote, 9/17/17


Sunday Reflection Quote…Life is certainly a roller coaster, but in my mind I’ve been stuck in a loop. Not a good spot to be. I’m grateful it was revealed, so that I could make a much needed shift in my head and heart. Here’s to stepping off and getting on a better ride!
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Sunday Quote, 9/10/17


Sunday Reflection Quote…When faced with challenges or frustration I’m reminded perspective is key. A shift in view allows softness and acceptance to permeate, rather than hardness resistance. Choosing light and eyes bright!
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